New York City Law Increases Biodiesel Blends

The Morristown & Erie's customer, Renewable Energy Group, recently posted an article on their website regarding the the law passed by New York City that affects biodiesel blends in municipal vehicles. 

From the article: 

Renewable Energy Group® (NASDAQ: REGI) hailed New York City’s new law that will utilize a five percent blend of biodiesel in the city’s vehicle fleet beginning next year, and increasing to 20 percent in the near future. [...]

The new law requires the city fleet to use a B5 biodiesel blend beginning July 1, 2014. Beginning July 1 2016, the city fleet must use a B20 blend from April to November. The city will also launch a pilot program prior to December 1, 2016 to study year round usage of B20 with no fewer than 5 percent of the city fleet. [...]

In addition to the fleet law, the city has had a B2 biodiesel requirement for home heating oil in effect since last year. The New York State legislature recently passed B2 statewide legislation, requiring all heating oil for use in any building within Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties to contain at least two percent biodiesel, effective October 1, 2014. On July 1, 2015, all heating oil sold for use in any building statewide will meet this standard.

Renewable Energy Group is the nation's largest biodiesel producer and marketer, and the firm's rail-served facility on the Morristown & Erie in Whippany is one of the New York metropolitan area's leading distribution points for biodiesel. The Morristown & Erie looks forward to an outstanding business partnership with REG as biodiesel production increases in the near future!

For more information on Renewable Energy Group, please visit their website.