Downstate New York Ready for Bioheat

Cindy Zimmerman

Counties in Downstate New York are set to join New York City in increasing the use of biodiesel in home heating oil, a product called Bioheat® fuel. Legislation passed this week by Assemblyman Steve Englebright (A.6954-A) and Senator Phil Boyle (S.B5422-A) would expand the state’s commitment to renewable energy by requiring heating oil sold in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties …

Biodiesel, Bioheat, NBB

Hero BX Announces Branded Bioheat Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Pennsylvania-based biodiesel producer HERO BX has launched the HERO BX Branded Bioheat® Program, offering heating oil retailers the opportunity to carry the HERO BX brand and supporting technical and marketing benefits in exchange for Bioheat® supply contracts. The company signed DF Richard Energy of Dover, New Hampshire as its first Bioheat® branded dealer this week. In conjunction with the new …

Biodiesel, Bioheat

NYC Bioheat® Bill Becomes Law

Cindy Zimmerman

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday signed a bill into law that will increase the use of biodiesel, in the form of Bioheat, and decrease the use of heating oil in the Big Apple. The bill was passed by the city council last month and will increase the amount of biodiesel in heating oil from the current 2 …

Biodiesel, Bioheat

New Oilheat Research & Training Facility Opened

Joanna Schroeder

A new research and training facility designed specifically for oiheating fuels and renewables such as Bioheat, has opened in Planview, New York on Long Island with a grand opening celebration and tour. The 3,500 square foot facility is operated by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) along with the New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) and the Oil Heat Comfort …

Biodiesel, Bioheat

Eye of Biodiesel Winners Announced at #NBB16

Joanna Schroeder

The “Eye of Biodiesel” awards were announced during the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida this week. First up was Mike Livergood who received the Lifetime Achievement award. He is retiring this year from ADM after nearly four decades with the company. In his acceptance speech, Livergood talked about how ADM become involved with the National Biodiesel …

advance biofuels, Audio, Biodiesel, Bioheat, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB

Heating Oil Assoc. Helps Teach About Biodiesel

John Davis

The Big Apple is getting a little smarter on biodiesel heating oil. The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) says it’s helped a Bronx teacher get Bioheat into his HVAC training. Peter Gonzalez is teaching the science of Bioheat® fuel – as well as math, chemistry and English – to 17 Bronx Design and Construction Academy juniors this fall, with …

Biodiesel, Bioheat

German Quality Group to Test Biodiesel Heating Oil

John Davis

The German quality group AGQM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitaetsmanagement Biodiesel e. V.) will offer a test to assess oxidation stabilisers for Biodiesel (FAME) intended as blend component for heating oil. This news release from the group says the tests are meant to rule out probable harmful effects of the fuel itself as well as undesired interactions with other fuel components. Since 2008 …

Biodiesel, Bioheat

Biodiesel & Bioheat Forum Great Success

Joanna Schroeder

Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSRPC) hosted the Biodiesel/Bioheat Forum recently and it was a huge success said Keith Schrader, Chairman of MSPRC. He told DomesticFuel that what promoted the Council to put the event together was having gone to New York City for the past few years to participate in the Bioheat Tour. “So I went out this …

advance biofuels, Audio, Biodiesel, Bioheat, Soybeans