City of Baltimore Launches Pilot Program with New Generation Biofuels.
Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings Inc. has signed a contract with the City of Baltimore, Maryland, to provide its renewable biofuel in an evaluation program for municipal building boiler applications, marking the first time the city has evaluated a nonfossil fuel for its industrial boilers.
New Generation Biofuels holds an exclusive license for North America, Central America and the Caribbean to commercialize proprietary technology to manufacture alternative biofuels from vegetable 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's product offers NOx and SO2 reductions, as compared to traditional distillate products, and will provide a platform for Baltimore to expand its RFP definitions to include alternative technology biofuels.
"We are enthusiastic to be working with the City of Baltimore on this evaluation program," said New Generation Biofuels' Chief Executive Officer, Cary Claiborne. "The City of Baltimore understands the importance of a sustainable biofuel to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions and the importance of using a clean, efficient fuel. In addition, our biofuel can be used as a 100 percent fuel switch with minimal modification to a customer's equipment."
Baltimore consumes approximately 10 million gallons of fuel oil per year within the city and schools. 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.
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|Date:||May 7, 2009|
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