Bioheat Approved for Downstate New York

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this week that requires downstate New York counties of Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester to follow New York City’s lead by blending at least five percent biodiesel (B5) Bioheat® fuel into all home heating oil sold by July 1, 2018. Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Senator Phil Boyle sponsored the legislation, which is supported by …

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Biodiesel Helps Clear the Air in Great Smokies

Cindy Zimmerman

The Great Smoky Mountains are so named because of the blue mist that hovers around the peaks and valleys of the range along the Tennessee–North Carolina border. To keep that blue mist from being obscured by smog, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park strives to maintain its natural beauty through practices that reduce the park’s environmental footprint – such as …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Biodiesel Helps Keep Heating Oil Prices Down

John Davis

Good news going into the fall and winter chill: heating oil prices are expected to stay lower throughout the winter. And part of the reason for that is biodiesel. The National Oilheat Research Alliance says increases in production and the addition of biodiesel into the supply chain is helping keep the price of home heating oil down to levels not …

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