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July 11, 2015, 02:07 PM
Homestead Inc.
Babington Burners
First announcement: the Yellow Heat Brand Babington type power burner has been awarded a US Patent for its unique approach to handling un-filtered and un-preprocessed oils, including vegetable oil. The Yellow Heat Burner can operate easily on waste fryolator oil with no filtering required. Please google Patent 9033698 to see the details of this new technology.

The Yellow Heat Burner is now in preproduction and will soon be available for retrofitting boilers and furnaces to this new fuel source. Low cost and environmentally superior to all other liquid fuel types, or even natural gas.
July 15, 2015, 05:35 PM
Homestead Inc.
I will post a few videos of the new Yellow Heat Burner. It is a little early because the website is not yet running, but you might find them interesting.
July 26, 2015, 04:32 PM
Homestead Inc.
My new website is now on-line. Check out the new patented alternative oil burner that can handle any type of oils, new or waste, vegetable or mineral. Patented technology gives a 5-year warranty against this burner clogging, even with unfiltered waste oils. Save money, save the environment with vegetable oil heating systems.
July 26, 2015, 04:36 PM
Homestead Inc.
Here is an introduction to the Yellow Heat Burner.
July 27, 2015, 12:42 PM
You should change the web link in the first video, which is to, and which is a dead end. I see the updated address in your post further down, but you definitely want to clean that up before other people get sent the wrong direction and quit looking.

Cheers, John
August 12, 2015, 07:09 PM
Homestead Inc.
Thanks for the tip. Web presence is not my forte.

Here is a local newspaper article and short video of the Yellow Heat Burner.
July 16, 2017, 12:41 PM
The Yellow Heat burner has received approval from the US EPA for registration of a new fuel pathway under the RFS requirements. This means that users of the Yellow Heat burners operating on yellow grease should qualify for the production of RINs if conditions are met. RINS are the energy certificates that producers of ethanol and biodiesel enjoy and that makes these commercial productions viable economically.

Under the EPA submitted documents, each gallon of yellow grease (WVO) burned in a Yellow Heat burner and used for space heating will generate 1.7 RINs, currently worth about $1.75. Given that WVO can often be obtained for less than this cost, the Yellow Heat burner can be a revenue source, all the while replacing fossil fuel with renewable energy. The EPA calculations show a 98% reduction in "Carbon intensity" when replacing #2 oil with used vegetable oil.

My company, Homestead Inc. is now gearing up to produce 100 of the Yellow Heat burners over the next year. More information at

Tom Leue
August 14, 2017, 02:58 PM
Congrats Tom! You've plugged away at this for 15 years. I still remember your early Babington experiments when you first got the ball. The RINs make a big difference. Too bad I don't have a suitable application.

1-tank Elsbett VW TDI , 220,000 WVO miles.
and a '92 F-250 with only a FPHE