Renewable Energy Group, Inc., (REG), the largest biodiesel producer in the United States (US) has announced that blending partner Broco Oil Inc. has been contracted to provide "Bioheat" oil for use in Boston’s city-owned buildings, including firehouses, police stations, and other municipal facilities.
Broco Oil’s heating oil is a B20 Bioheat fuel blend containing 20 percent biodiesel, a renewable liquid fuel that significantly reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared with petroleum-based diesel fuel and heating oil. Through a partnership announced in May 2019, Broco Oil purchases its biodiesel from the Renewable Energy Group (REG).
The fuel is transported via rail from REG’s Midwest production facilities to Broco’s rail-connected bulk plant in Haverhill, Massachusetts, where it is stored, blended on demand and sold to commercial customers. Broco Oil also has its own fleet of trucks that deliver blended B20 Bioheat fuel for residential and commercial use.
Under the terms of Broco Oil’s contract with the City of Boston, the company will deliver heating oil to sites maintained and operated by the following city departments: Fire, Parks and Recreation, Police, Property Management, Public Schools, Public Works, and Transportation.
Broco Oil has been contracted for one year, beginning November 1, 2019. The company completed its first contracted delivery on November 6, 2019, for the Public Works Department’s Andrew McArdle Bridge House in East Boston.
This is great news for REG, Broco Oil and the City of Boston. REG is excited to partner with Broco to deliver high-quality, lower-carbon fuel options that can safely and effectively reduce Boston’s building greenhouse gas emissions, said Gary Haer, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, REG.
The contract calls for Broco to deliver an estimated annual volume of 90 000 (US) gallons (≈ 340 650 litres) of heating oil.
We are proud to partner with the City of Boston to provide Bioheat® fuel blends for its firehouses and other municipal buildings. As an active fire captain, I am personally honored to be able to serve these sites that play a vital role in protecting our communities, said Robert Brown, owner of Broco Oil.