NYOHA Helps NYC Students Learn the Science of Bioheat® Fuel

Nov 23, 2015, 14:22 ET from New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA)

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) is helping a teacher in Bronx, NY, use clean-burning Bioheat® fuel as a teaching tool in HVAC training.

Peter Gonzalez is teaching the science of Bioheat® fuel – as well as math, chemistry and English – to Bronx Design and Construction Academy juniors this fall, with the help of NYOHA, AMERIgreen fuel, and Schildwachter Oil Company. "New York City has mandated a 2 percent biodiesel blend, and I'm trying to educate the students on Bioheat® fuel and the importance of the industry going green," Gonzalez said.

"We are very proud to support the excellent work that Peter Gonzalez is doing to help prepare New York City students for a future in the Bioheat® fuel industry," said NYOHA CEO Rocco Lacertosa. A member of the school's HVAC Advisory Board, Lacertosa recently visited the class and discussed the industry as well as career opportunities with Gonzalez's students. A photo gallery and video of his visit is available at NYOHA.org.

NYOHA arranged to have Schildwachter Oil Company deliver 150 gallons of AMERIgreen's B100 Bioheat® fuel to the school. The students burn various blends in heating equipment and use combustion analysis tools to profile the emissions at each level.

Experimenting with blend levels is a timely exercise for the students, because the New York City Council is now considering raising the biodiesel blend level to 5 percent in 2016 and 20 percent by 2030. New York City currently requires a minimum of B2 Bioheat® fuel – a blend of 2 percent biodiesel with #2 or #4 heating oil; and New York State requires the use of ultra low sulfur heating oil, which has 99 percent less sulfur than traditional heating oil.

As "the Voice of the Oilheat Industry in the New York Metropolitan Area" representing full service fuel dealers and auxiliary industries, NYOHA is committed to ensuring the delivery of high quality products and services to consumers in New York City's five boroughs. Our membership collectively provides over 50 percent of the total energy used in the Metropolitan area – supplying homes and businesses with an efficient energy source and contributing more than $1.5 billion to the regional economy.

Photos, Video and more details: NYOHA.org

SOURCE New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA)