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Bioheat® Fuel Timetable

Posted by admin on November 11, 2016

In our last blog post, we reported on the October 18 signing of Int. 642-A, a historic piece of legislation that will raise the biodiesel content of New York City’s Bioheat® fuel from 2% (B2) to 5% (B5) by October 2017 and then up to B20 by 2034. This increase, as we mentioned, will not occur overnight. To ensure a smooth transition that can meet the fuel demands and heating needs of all New Yorkers, Bioheat fuel’s biodiesel content will be increased incrementally over the next 18 years.

Mayor de Blasio Signs B5 Bioheat® Fuel Bill

Posted by admin on October 19, 2016

Several New York Oil Heating Association members were on hand to witness the signing of the bill, which will raise New York City heating oil’s standard biodiesel component from 2% to 5% by October 2017 and incrementally to 20% by 2034, and the feeling of excitement in the room was palpable as Mayor de Blasio and company ushered in a new era for NYC Bioheat® fuel.

Rocco Lacertosa, CEO of NYOHA, testifies at the Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management hearing

Posted by admin on October 4, 2016

Good afternoon Chair Reynoso and Committee Members. My name is Rocco Lacertosa and I serve as the CEO of the New York Oil Heating Association, a 75-year-old trade association whose members, for the most part, are made up of family-owned heating oil distributors and terminal operators located throughout the City of New York.

B5 Is Coming to NYC

Posted by admin on September 30, 2016

It’s official. B5 Bioheat® fuel (5% biodiesel) is coming to NYC in 2017. According to a press release issued September 28, 2016: “The New York City Council today voted overwhelmingly to pass INT. 642-A, sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides. The legislation ensures more sustainable energy consumption by increasing the use of biodiesel in home heating oil.