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NYC Tour

Mar 29, 2018

On March 23rd, the National Biodiesel Foundation (NBF) hosted Congressional staffers, United States Department of Agriculture representatives, and biodiesel producers on a one-day tour of biodiesel users and supporters in New York City.  The day started in the Queens at NYC’s Sanitation Department Vehicle Maintenance Facility with a Biodiesel 101 and industry overviews.  That was followed by a biodiesel “round table” and then a briefing and a tour of the facility by Sanitation Department staff. Click for the agenda. 

 NYC tour sponsors & attendees                                               Spiro Katttan

During lunch the group was addressed by NYC Councilman Costa Constantinides and Rocco Lacertosa CEO of the New York Oil Heat Association about the biodiesel/bioheat policies they successfully championed on the City Council.

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After lunch the group traveled to the Bronx Construction and Design Academy to meet with Pete Gonzalez, Work Base Learning Coordinator and his students.  Mr. Gonzalez is teaching his home heating technician students about the benefits of bioheat in residential and commercial heating oil equipment.

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A BIG THANK YOU to our sponsors that made this tour possible; HeroBX, REG, Mid-American Biofuels, Western Iowa Energy, Incobrassa, Minnesota Soybean Processors and the National Biodiesel Board.
                           
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