Trenton, NJ. The grand opening of the Duck Island Pipeline Terminal – Amerigreen Biodiesel Blending System heralded a critical step forward in providing efficient infrastructure to support our country’s move towards energy independence. Biodiesel is a clean, renewable fuel made from vegetable oil and recycled or waste products. It is compatible with any diesel engine or home heating oil system. Biodiesel, while it can be used alone is generally mixed with petroleum diesel. The Duck Island Terminal is a technologically advanced system that enables New Jersey fuel dealers to blend biodiesel with diesel fuel or heating oil with the touch of a button, making it an easy, cost effective way for fuel dealers and their customers to improve our energy independence and our environment.
Present at the grand opening were regional fuel dealers, legislative and industry representatives. Duck Island Terminal owner, Don Waldman and Amerigreen owner, Seth Obetz, cut the ribbon, remarking that “the commitment from these fuel dealers and the significant gallons that have already went through the blending system are an amazing testament to the resolve and innovation of American’s to do the right thing and tackle our oil crisis head on”. Joe Biluck, Technology and Operations Director of Medford Township School District, related the long, successful history that Medford has enjoyed with biodiesel. Medford has used biodiesel in their buses since 1997, saving tons of pollutants and providing a cleaner busride for their students. Mr. Biluck said, “thanks to Duck Island and Amerigreen now much of New Jersey can have seamless access to biodiesel.” Eric Degesero, Executive Vice President of the New Jersey Fuel Dealers Association, made a compelling presentation showing how ultra low sulfur heating oil blended with biodiesel has 1000 times less particulate pollution than wood stoves and even emits fewer greenhouse gases than natural gas, making ultra low sulfur bioheating oil one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources available. Eric encouraged consumers to ask their fuel dealers to provide biodiesel or bioheating oil.
Additional information is available at www.amerigreen.com.