Liquid Heating Fuels: an energy efficient domestic heating solution

An essential economic sector in Europe:

  • Companies represented in Eurofuel, through their national organisations or directly, include producers and traders of liquid heating fuels, as well as manufacturers of liquid heating fuels equipment and many other allied businesses.
  • The liquid heating fuels market for domestic heating is represented to a large extent by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are key in boosting economic growth and employment in Europe.
  • The European Liquid Heating Fuels industry has an annual retail price turnover of 50 billion Euros for oil, and 2.6 billion Euros for equipment.

The use of domestic liquid heating fuels is essential to society:

  • Liquid heating fuels can be stored, contributing to the security of supply.
  • Liquid heating fuels for domestic purposes represents about one-fifth of the total energy provided to households.
  • Liquid heating fuels ensures consumer choice, as the liquid heating fuels industry operates in an open and competitive market, governed by competitive suppliers.
  • Through its network independence, heating oil provides individual security stocks via each household's storage tank.
  • Safety in operations is guaranteed through liquid heating fuels and liquid heating fuels equipment applying the highest standards of technical performance.
  • Liquid heating fuels provides the consumer with overall heating comfort and ready hot water during all seasons.
  • Water-based central heating with oil ensures healthy indoor air quality.

Contributing to improved environmental protection via energy-efficient domestic heating:

  • New liquid heating fuels equipment, i.e. condensing boilers, increases energy efficiency and reduces emission of Greenhouse Gases.
  • The use of high-efficiency boilers presents considerable marginal Greenhouse Gas emission reduction advantages, compared to changing the input fuel used.
  • Liquid heating fuels presents the optimal conditions for integrating renewable energies, such as solar thermal heating or other liquid fuels with reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Liquid fuels have very low emissions of particulates (PM10 & PM2.5), SOx, NOx & carbon monoxide, preserving a high level of ambient air quality.

Eurofuel

Sandrine Devos
Secretary General

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