Widespread coverage of the launch of Project Carbon Freedom included a three-page spread in Indoor Comfort Magazine, which featured the initiative on it's March-April cover. The story ran in tandem with an impassioned op-ed by industry leader Paul Nazzaro, who makes a powerful case for Bioheat fuel and calls on heating oil dealers to share their stories.
The March 8 virtual launch of Project Carbon Freedom, a coordinated effort by the heating oil industry and National Biodiesel Board to advocate for legislation that supports the growth of renewable liquid heating fuel in the Northeast, generated more than 500 advocacy letters from 14 states in less than 10 minutes.
James Muller paid more than $27,000 for a heat-pump system and insulation work that he was told would lead to savings. More than a year later and now facing more than $3,700 in back electric charges, he says he’s still waiting — and switching back to liquid heating fuel.
In an op-ed published by The Sun Chronicle, Matt Allen, vice-president of W.H. Riley & Son, Inc., says that the home heating industry stands ready and willing to help reduce emissions in the Northeast – if only lawmakers will recognize renewable liquid heating fuel as part of the solution.
New England fuel wholesaler Sprague Energy has partnered with Biofine Developments Northeast Inc. to market and distribute ethyl levulinate (EL), the company's 100-percent renewable heating fuel made from forest product waste.
President Biden's nominee to lead the EPA, Michael Regan, says “we cannot meet our [decarbonization] goals without having a very strong partnership with agriculture... Advanced biofuels will be very important."
Join Eric Slifka, CEO of Global Partners LP, and Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, for the March 8 virtual launch of a first-of-its-kind, cross-industry climate initiative by the U.S. liquid energy and agricultural sectors.
Findings published in Brookhaven National Laboratory's report, B20 to B100 Blends as Heating Fuels, “have not identified a clear technical barrier which would limit the use of biodiesel in home heating systems”
“Individuals and communities across the country are going be affected by net-zero transitions in different ways. All Americans will be crucial partners in this transition, and we must be sensitive to the needs and values of communities when planning and implementing the very significant infrastructure and other developments needed to get to net-zero,”
George R. Tynan, Professor, UC San Diego Center for Energy Research