Industry News

Biodiesel Association Welcomes Renewable Fuels Announcement

The National Biodiesel Board applauded the Obama administration for reducing America’s dependence on high-carbon fossil fuels by raising biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “This decision means we will displace billions of gallons of petroleum diesel in the coming years with clean-burning biodiesel. That means less pollution, more American jobs, and more competition that is sorely lacking in ...

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NYOHA Helps NYC Students Learn the Science of Bioheat® Fuel

The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) is helping a teacher in Bronx, NY, use clean-burning Bioheat® fuel as a teaching tool in HVAC training. Peter Gonzalez is teaching the science of Bioheat® fuel – as well as math, chemistry and English – to Bronx Design and Construction Academy juniors this fall, with the help of NYOHA, AMERIgreen fuel, and ...

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Clean Cities Group Honors Biodiesel Leader

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition on Wednesday honored National Biodiesel Board Vice President Anne Steckel with its Initiative of the Year Award for her work promoting biodiesel on the local and national level. Steckel was presented with the award at GWRCCC’s 3rd Annual Awards Luncheon at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. The award recognizes an alternative ...

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National Survey Results: Large Majority of Voters Support RFS

A recent national survey shows that biodiesel is an increasingly popular alternative fuel and that support for a Renewable Fuel Standard is on the rise. With just one month until the Environmental Protection Agency releases a final RFS rule, 80% of voters support a renewable fuel standard. “This is just more evidence that the EPA should strengthen biodiesel volumes in ...

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API: Bipartisan Opposition to RFS Proposal Grows In Congress

Representative Bill Flores (Texas-17) and 183 other members of Congress sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy expressing concerns over the proposed 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements.  EPA’s proposal would threaten consumers and our economy by raising ethanol mandates to potentially harmful levels, according to API.  “There’s growing, bipartisan recognition in Congress of the negative consequences that higher ...

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Activists Fight Proposal for Natural Gas Pipeline Through New Jersey

Conservation and citizen groups called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to deny PennEast’s application to build a proposed pipeline that would cut through Mercer and Hunterdon counties. They said it would cause irreparable harm to over 4,000 acres of preserved open space and farmland, 31 of the state’s cleanest and ...

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Amthor International Expands Production, Adds New Jobs and Introduces Amthor University Job Training Program

Amthor International is adding 30 new jobs to its 100-person workforce at its 86,000 square foot plant in Gretna, Va., in order to meet the company’s production requirements. At the same time, the company is introducing a customized training program, “Amthor University,” in partnership with Virginia Technical Institute to assist job seekers in gaining the required skills to be successful ...

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NYOHA: Maniscalco Retires

John Maniscalco held the top job at the New York Oil Heating Association for more than 24 years By Stephen Bennett John Maniscalco was caught by surprise. It was at the Atlantic Region Energy Expo in Atlantic City, N.J., last May, during the keynote session, and Maniscalco was called onto the stage and given a plaque honoring him for more ...

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NYOHA’s New Leader: Rocco J. Lacertosa

Before he became CEO of the New York Heating Oil Association (NYOHA) in August, Rocco Lacertosa worked in the heating oil business for nearly 50 years. “I started in 1966 as a kid who knew nothing, and came up through the retail ranks, driving a truck and doing service and so on–the same way as John did,” he said, referring ...

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