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NORA Project Yields New Boiler Design

It all started with a PON. That is, a “project opportunity notice.” The notice, issued by the National Oilheat Research Alliance, sought a design for a more efficient tankless coil boiler. Energy Kinetics, a manufacturer in Lebanon, N.J., decided to take up the challenge, but first the company had to set aside some reservations among its dealers about the whole ...

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Sprague Launches Mobile Application

Sprague Operating Resources, Portsmouth, N.H., launched Sprague RT, a mobile app specially designed for users of Sprague’s Real-Time online fuel-buying program. The Android and iOS app offers users the ability to view all of their active products and terminal locations as well as the real-time ticking price for each, the company says. Users can bid on products or buy at ...

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ADD Systems Promotes John Coyle to Vice President of Sales

John Coyle was promoted to vice president of sales for Advanced Digital Data (ADD) Systems, Flanders, N.J., the company said in a Nov. 14 announcement. Coyle has been with ADD Systems as sales manager since October 2013, and has used his more than 20 years of sales and managerial experience to work with sales and senior management to streamline the ...

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Paraco Gas Acquires Bay Gas

Paraco Gas Corp., Rye Brook, N.Y., announced the acquisition of Bay Gas in Shirley, N.Y. The family-owned propane company was founded by Jack O’Loughlin in 1968, and was most recently operated by his son, John O’Loughlin. “This is our second acquisition of 2017 and we are honored to welcome Bay Gas to our family of acquired companies,” said Christina Armentano, ...

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How to Thrive with Bioheat Blended Fuel

Fuel Oil News and REG held a webinar on Bioheat blended fuel, featuring Ray Hart, founder of Hart Home Comfort, a company that operates in Long Island and the New York metro area, and Barry Knox, director of the Northeast Region for REG. To hear audio of the complete webinar, go to www.fueloilnews.com, put your cursor on the “Webinars” pull-down ...

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AltWheels Fleet Day

Yale University is exploring the pros and cons of biodiesel amid a range of alternative fuels. Hocon Gas is supplying autogas, and using it too. By Stephen Bennett Yale University runs some vehicles fueled by a diesel-biodiesel blend and some vehicles fueled by propane as the university works towards creating a reduced-emissions, sustainable fleet, Ron Gitelman, Yale’s fleet program administrator, ...

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Making Inroads in the Biodiesel Market

T.H. Malloy & Sons and Black Bear Biodiesel are fueling changes in diesel fueling and home heating, reports Maura Keller, contributing writer for Fuel Oil News. Here is Keller’s feature article, from the December 2017 issue of Fuel Oil News: For many people, the idea of having a family business to join might sound like a walk in the park—the ...

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Pick Up Propane Implements Automated Filling

In the world of backyard barbecues, propane is America’s top fuel choice and 20lb propane cylinders dominate the retail marketplace. The empty cylinders are frequently exchanged for refilled replacements at local grocery stores, gas stations and big box retailers. These tank exchanges take place by the millions every year, and the numbers keep going up. In Jurupa Valley, Calif., Pick ...

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Engie and Clean Energy Collective to Develop Solar Energy in Northeast

Engie and Clean Energy Collective (CEC), Carbondale, Colo., a community solar developer and solutions provider, announced a plan to accelerate regional scaling of the community solar market in the Northeast U.S. Through a development agreement, the two companies will share financial and technological resources to develop and deploy a large-scale portfolio of community solar projects across several Northeastern states that will ...

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Biodiesel Producers, Retailers Call for Extension, then Phase-Out of Blenders’ Tax Credit

A diverse group of biodiesel producers, fuel retailers, and trucking interests sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee in support of extending and phasing out the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit, and outlining their opposition to efforts to shift the credit to a producers’ credit, as the tax-writing committees consider tax reform legislation. NATSO ...

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