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Experiences using bio-fuel with oil fired boilers
Our 25-year-old Burnham oil boiler with a Beckett burner is limping on its last legs and we are contemplating replacing with an oil-fired one. I was wondering if folks on the forum had experiences to share with using biofuels. I guess there are multiple grades from B5 to B20 based on DOE alternative fuels guidelines. We are exploring the usual alternatives - from traditional cast iron boilers (Peerless, Buderus, etc) to the new kids on the block like the stainless steel boilers from Energy Kinetics. My understanding from my initial conversation with folks at Energy Kinetics is that the burners are critical in their ability to handle the biofuels and that a number of their customers in New England have been using biofuels without experiencing any issues.