NYC Biodiesel-Blended Heating Oil Requirement Starts Oct. 1
(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) As New York City residents prepare for another winter, they can take comfort in knowing their oilheat is among the cleanest in the nation. Starting Oct. 1, every gallon of oilheat in the city will contain at least 2 percent biodiesel. The blend is known as Bioheat fuel, a greener heating oil that is gaining popularity in Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.
In 2010, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed an air quality bill that included the Bioheat provision for heating homes and buildings. A New York State bill also required a switch to ultra-low sulfur heating oil, which took place in July. READ MORE