Bioheat(R) Fuel Continues to -Warm- New York by Awarding $30,000 in Charity Grants

NORTH ANDOVER, MA — (Marketwired) — 04/10/13 — Continuing its trend of warming up New York, the National Biodiesel Board today announced the winners of its NYC Proud 2B2 Renewable Warmup campaign. To celebrate New York City-s adoption of a 2% biodiesel blend mandate for home heating oil, the four-week campaign recognized charities in the New York area that dedicate their time and energy to helping „warm“ NYC residents. The campaign awarded a total of $30,000 in grants to three NYC charities, the organization-s way of saying „thank you“ to NYC for being a leader in the renewable fuel evolution.

The major charity recipient, receiving a $15,000 grant, is the United Way-s Project Warmth, who also helps „warm“ NYC, providing assistance to vulnerable Long Islanders who heat their home with oil. Their donation of oil heat helps families overcome a short-term financial hardship. They also offer case assistance, which results in 80% of families not needing assistance after. Their initiative also played an instrumental part in helping NY and NJ recover from Hurricane Sandy.

The other NYC Proud 2B2 Renewable Warmup Grant Recipients include:

ACHILLES FOR KIDS – $10,000 grant
Founded by the first amputee to run the NYC marathon, the grant will help fund their 2013 goal of awarding 3,500 pairs of new sneakers to low-income children with disabilities who complete the virtual marathon — running 26 miles over a one-year period of time.

Serves boys and girls at risk, in the South Bronx, the most impoverished congressional district in the nation, by keeping them off the street and helping them develop academic skills with tutoring, homework support and ongoing enrichment opportunities.

Already the nation-s largest municipal user of biodiesel, NYC is Proud 2B2. The 2% biodiesel mandate for home heating oil delivered in the city, also known as B2 Bioheat® reduces the city-s carbon footprint, helps clean the air and replaces up to 20 million gallons of petroleum annually.

Paul Nazzaro, president of Advanced Fuel Solutions and advocate for the National Biodiesel Board-s Bioheat Fuel education program, stated, „Our NYC Proud 2B2 Renewable Warmup campaign has increased awareness and support of not only Bioheat Fuel, but the profile of the great work that so many of the greater NYC nonprofits provide. As we look to increased use of Bioheat Fuel by NYC and others, we help to clean up our air and create more jobs in the heartland of our country. It-s a sustainable movement that everyone can participate in.“

John Maniscalco, CEO of The New York Oil Heat Association (NYOHA), said, „The city of New York should be proud of their accomplishment in approving the mandate for biofuel. Our next major objective is to apply that mandate statewide and then to encourage other Northeast areas to follow suit.“

Bioheat® Fuel is a blend of biodiesel and traditional heating oil. It-s renewable and burns cleaner and there-s no need for home heating oil customers to change their equipment to use it. For more information visit Bioheat® Fuel Online () where consumers can go to the dealer locator to find out if their supplier is a Bioheat® Fuel dealer. Bioheat® Fuel Online is a resource for consumers and oil heat dealers brought to you by the National Biodiesel Board.

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Paul Nazzaro
Advanced Fuel Solutions
(978) 258-8360

Steve Brenner
(314) 369-7021

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