Farm Futures: Soy-Based Home Heating Takes Hold in NYC
From Farm Futures (October 22, 2012):
This month, New York City implemented new regulations that require all home heating oil to contain at least 2% biodiesel, a blend called “Bioheat.”
Biodiesel is made from agricultural byproducts and co-products such as soybean oil, and another abundant resource in New York City: recycled restaurant grease.
“Our members truly recognize Bioheat as the evolution of oilheat,” said John Maniscalco, CEO of the New York Oil Heating Association, which strongly supported the Bioheat mandate. “NYOHA has worked closely with the National Biodiesel Board in ensuring that our member companies and their customers recognize the many environmental and other benefits of Bioheat and we are proud to say that Bioheat usage has already increased dramatically. We are just getting started.”
Both the United Soybean Board and the National Biodiesel Board support the new regulations.