COLUMBIA, Md., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") today announced that the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners has approved a long term boiler test and evaluation of the Company's proprietary biofuel in two of Baltimore City's public schools over a one year period. The maximum volume for the program is capped at 1,000,000 gallons, but can be increased up to 2,000,000 gallons if both parties agree.
The new agreement, part of Baltimore's program to evaluate renewable fuels for schools and other buildings, comes on the heels of earlier successful tests of New Generation Biofuels' second generation biofuel which showed both a reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur oxide (SOx) when compared to both fossil diesel as well as biodiesel. Tests at Eastern Health Center's Columbia boiler with a Sun-Ray burner saw a reduction in NOx of over 40% and a SOx reduction of over 90%. Tests at Pimlico Police Training Center's HB Smith cast iron boiler with a Power-Flame burner saw a NOx reduction of over 60%.
"We are happy to support Baltimore City Public Schools in their goal of creating a clean and healthy environment through the reduction in NOx and SOx emissions," said New Generation Biofuels President and Chief Executive Officer, Cary Claiborne. "Our initial results are encouraging and we are confident that the longer trial and evaluation will prove to be equally successful."
Baltimore City Public Schools Chief Operating Officer Keith Scroggins stated that, "It is very important for us to find renewable fuel sources that are cleaner burning and meet our standards. New Generation Biofuels' initial test results are very promising. We look forward to seeing the fuel's performance over the longer term boiler test and evaluation in our City's schools."
New Generation Biofuels' biofuel is a precision blended product made from new or recycled plant oils or animal fats. The Company's biofuel is readily usable at 100% strength as a replacement for diesel, #2 heating oil, kerosene and other fuel oils and does not require material equipment modifications. Other benefits include significantly lower emissions than traditional fuels, reductions in overall greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
About The City of Baltimore
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works Energy Office is implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at City facilities to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions and to improve air quality. Already in place are energy efficiency measures for buildings, installation of LED lights, and utilization of methane gas from renewable sources. Future projects will include expansion of energy efficiency applications from buildings to water and waste water operations; reduction in use of fossil fuels; and increasing solar and other renewable energy applications. Through reduced purchases of electric power, steam, natural gas, chilled water and reduced maintenance costs the city realizes a savings of $5 million per year.
About New Generation Biofuels, Holdings, Inc.
New Generation Biofuels develops renewable fuels technology and is a renewable fuels provider. New Generation Biofuels also holds an exclusive license for North America, Central America and the Caribbean to commercialize proprietary technology to manufacture alternative biofuels from plant oils and animal fats that it markets as a new class of biofuel for power generation, commercial and industrial heating and marine use. The Company believes that its proprietary biofuel can provide a lower cost, renewable alternative energy source with significantly lower emissions than traditional fuels. New Generation Biofuels' business model calls for establishing direct sales from manufacturing plants that it may purchase or build and sublicensing its technology to qualified licensees.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements concern the Company's operations, prospects, plans, economic performance and financial condition and are based largely on the Company's beliefs and expectations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties related to our business, which include all the risks attendant an emerging growth company in the volatile energy industry, including those set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why the actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
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