New York City has been a successful example of how to use Bioheat … a mix of biodiesel and heating oil … to keep residents warm while cutting the city’s global warming emissions. In hopes of spreading that success, the National Biodiesel Board will be hosting a webinar for the media entitled, “How to Green and Clean Buildings with Bioheat—A New York Case Study,” this Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 2:00 – 2:45 pm EST:
Biodiesel, an advanced biofuel for diesel engines and boilers, reduces America’s dependency on foreign oil, improves air quality and protects the environment. Bioheat is a mixture of biodiesel and heating oil.
New York City is already the nation’s largest municipal user of biodiesel. This free webinar will examine why New York has now approved an air quality bill that ensures cleaner burning Bioheat® is used for heating homes and buildings in this City that uses 1 billion gallons of heating oil annually.
The webinar will feature New York City Council 24th District located in Queens James F. Gennaro, who sponsored the New York City Bioheat legislation and chairs the Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection. In addition, you’ll also be able to hear from Peter M. Iwanowicz , New York State Deputy Secretary for the Environment.