Ashfield, MA – June 21 2018 – Homestead Inc. has received a $5,000 Clean Tech award from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and Valley Venture Mentors program for inventing the Yellow Heat oil burner. “VVM and MassCEC have partnered to offer Yellow Heat this grant,” states Dorota Glosowitz, “as we recognize that using local waste resources to replace fossil fuels is both good for our local economy and the earth. We’re excited to see Yellow Heat expand his business and wish him the best of luck.”
Yellow Heat operates efficiently on all oils, including the commodity yellow grease, a.k.a. waste vegetable oil, and can replace heating oil nearly gallon for gallon. The use of waste vegetable oil instead of regular heating oil reduces the Carbon Intensity value by 98%. This is a record holder for reducing the carbon footprint for all types of biofuels, and practically eliminates any harmful effects on the environment that fossil fuels have been responsible for.
The Yellow Heat burner operates in most oil-fired boilers and furnaces with capacities up to 150,000 BTU per hour, a size of the most common oil burner. Yellow Heat is built to the oil burner code, but is not rated for use in basements of people’s homes. Insurance regulations seek the Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) label on oil burners, and UL cannot certify the burner because vegetable oil is not on the list of certifiable fuels. The burner is appropriate for restaurants that generate waste vegetable oil, and other commercial shops, warehouses and farm operations.
Homestead Inc has started a vegetable oil delivery company named CHERE for deliveries of cleaned oils to customers located in Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont. CHERE coordinates the deliveries from three regional rendering companies in the Springfield area that collect this restaurant waste stream. CHERE sets the daily price for delivered waste vegetable oil at 20% below the statewide average #2 heating oil price.
Homestead Inc is manufacturing the Yellow Heat burner in Ashfield. Installations can be accomplished by Homestead Inc or any competent burner technician. Thomas Leue, president, encourages a discussion and review of the materials at YellowHeat.com
Phone Number: 413-628-4533
1664 Cape Street, Williamsburg, MA, 01096