Carlin residential oil burners manufactured after Feb. 16, 2021, are UL-listed for biofuel blends up to 20% (B20), Carlin Combustion Technology announced.
“This marks the next step in the industry’s ongoing commitment to a reduced carbon environment, and we are proud to play our part,” the company said in a Feb. 16 announcement.
Legislation calling for aggressive reductions in carbon emissions has been adopted throughout states in the northeast, the company further noted. “The oil heat industry has committed to meet this challenge by unanimously ratifying a resolution put forth by the National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) calling for a 15% reduction in carbon emissions by 2023, followed by a 40% reduction by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050,” the company said.
“Biofuel blends with increased levels of bio content meet these challenges and create a path forward for the industry. B20 biofuel, for which the Carlin burner is now approved, meets the first target of a 15% carbon reduction,” the company said.
“Many dealers have used B20 blends for years and more are looking to adopt it soon,” said Richard Lyons, president of C. Cowles & Co., the parent company of Carlin. “For years, Carlin has supported these early adopters and worked with industry allies to advance this effort, ultimately leading to the creation of a UL standard for B20 burners,” Lyons said.
The UL-listed B20 burners will be identifiable by new burner chassis and carton labeling.
Carlin Combustion Technology manufactures burners, controls and ignitors for residential and commercial heating. Carlin and its sister company, Hydrolevel, are part of C. Cowles & Co., based in North Haven, Connecticut.