Biodiesel-based Bioheat Warming New Hampshire

John Davis

SimplyGreen1A chilly night in New England, but some of the good folks of Manchester, New Hampshire are warm and breathing easier thanks to the biodiesel-blend of heating oil known as Bioheat.

This article from Biodiesel Magazine says the Portsmouth, NH-based Simply Green Biofuels has partnered with M.L. Halle Oil Service Inc. to bring the green heat to homes:

SimplyGreentruckM.L. Halle started delivering Simply Green Biofuel’s B5 blend late last year, becoming the first exclusive partner for Simply Green in the state thus far.

Andrew Kellar, founder of Simply Green Biofuels, said, “Judging by the amount of inquiries that we have received, the Manchester area has been looking for a Bioheat supplier for some time, but we logistically haven’t been able to accommodate them. Being able to partner with a company that is so in tune to its community’s needs has expedited the process of bringing these fuels to Manchester.”

Halle had its “Grand Green Opening” on Wednesday, Jan. 13th, to a crowd of 25 local dignitaries, fellow business owners and members of both the NH Oil Heat Council and the National Biodiesel Board. One of those in attendance was Lou Nazzaro, operations manager for advanced fuel solutions, which acts as the petroleum liaison to the NBB.

“The partnership between Simply Green and M.L. Halle sends a message to the community that the future of heating oil—Bioheat—is in their backyard,” Nazzaro said. “When two leaders in their respective market come together for a win-win relationship, it’s great news for the markets that they serve. “

Halle is even running its fleet on biodiesel. Simply Green says its biodiesel, made from waste vegetable oil, can be used up to a B20 blend without any system modifications are needed to run up to a B20 blend.