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General Utilities has been in the heating fuel oil business for decades and during this time has witnessed many changes and trends. One trend obvious to anyone in the industry is the erosion of fuel margins. That is why General Utilities is turning to Bioheat fuel oil as a way to differentiate heating oil from other fuel sources. Listen as Robert McGeary shares information on how Bioheat fuel oil is improving their company margins.
Bioheat® Dealer Spotlight for the Month of August goes to Tri-State Biodiesel!
We had the wonderful opportunity to hear Dehran Duckworth’s, Fuel Sales Manager of Tri-State Biodiesel , Bioheat® fuel story! Tri-State Biodiesel has been in the biodiesel blended fuel distribution business for ten years now. Tri-State Biodiesel provides clean, renewable Biodiesel fuel made from recycled cooking oil to the entire Tri-State region including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Dehran said, “We believe the benefits of using Bioheat® fuel are many. Bioheat fuel reduces harmful emissions, cleans tanks and fuel delivery lines while lowering soot levels, and in it’s neat form (B99.9) is biodegradable and non-toxic. The use of Bioheat fuel promotes domestic job creation and retention of energy dollars within local economies.” When asked why they feel other fuel dealers haven’t taken advantage of selling and marketing Bioheat fuel, Dehran answered, “We believe they may not know where to acquire it easily and affordably, secondly because of the volume of misinformation out there with regards to equipment compatibility and storage/handling concerns.” For more information on Tri State Biodiesel, please visit their website at:Tri-State Biodiesel
Bioheat® fuel is a simple choice and a smart solution that results in a better fuel for your customers and ultimately an improvement in your bottom line. Bioheat® fuel is safe and provides a cleaner, more complete and energy efficient burn. It actually extends equipment life and reduces periodic maintenance intervals. Bioheat fuel can be used in any oil heating system with NO modifications. Biodiesel heats cleanly, reliably and efficiently. The community fuel dealer, bringing warmth, safety, peace of mind and Bioheat®.
Disney reduces environmental impact through innovations, such as the trains at Disneyland Resort which run on biodiesel made with cooking oil from the resort’s restaurants and hotels.
The City of New York has been, and continues to be an environmental leader with numerous air quality policies that include biodiesel and Bioheat® fuel. Councilman Costa Constantinides recently introduced a new bill that would expand that use even further: “As we grow our ferry system – and I’m hoping to add a ferry stop in Astoria for the first time – we need to make sure that the ferries are green and sustainable, and the best way to do that is mixing in the biodiesel,” he said. “With the city fleets going up to 10 [percent biodiesel] and the city-owned buildings going up, it just made sense that our city ferries, which are becoming a much larger part of our transportation network, should be brought into the fold as well.”
Black Bear Biodiesel is gearing up to open its doors — and pump its first gallons of recycled vegetable oil — later this month.
It will be the first location in Vermont to offer 100 percent biodiesel, known as B100. B100 contains no petroleum. Biodiesel blends — which typically mix conventional diesel fuel with five to 20 percent biodiesel — are available at a handful of fueling stations throughout the state.
Malloy calls B100 a “silver buckshot solution” rather than a silver bullet. He believes there are plenty of uses for his pure biodiesel — including to power farm equipment, trucking fleets, home heating oil and older diesel cars.
For vehicles that are compatible with B100, the fuel has benefits. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center, B100 has a lubricating effect on engines and can clean a vehicle’s fuel system. Biodiesel also produces significantly fewer emissions than petroleum diesel — eliminating 100 percent of sulfur emissions and cutting carbon dioxide by more than 75 percent, according to the Department of Energy.
The school district’s fleet of 70 buses traveled over 716,000 miles and transported a total 4,664 students this past year, according to the annual state of the fleet report Director of Transportation George Ramplin presented at a recent school board meeting.
Additionally, buses took students to and from 125 locations and 2,000 field trips. Ramplin said.
Along the way, they burned nearly 700,000 gallons of biodiesel fuel, which reduced particulate matter emissions by about 521 pounds, with reductions in carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and sulfur oxide as well. This produced an estimated health benefit savings of $221,600, which represents the reduced cost of health care generated by reduced particulate matter emissions, Ramplin said. The majority of school buses in the nation run on diesel, with biodiesel the most widely used alternative fuel.