Biofuels Testing Starts at Baltimore Schools

New Generation Biofuels Holdings Inc. (NGBF) announced that the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners has approved a long term boiler test and evaluation of the company’s proprietary biofuel in two of Baltimore City’s public schools over a one year period. The maximum volume for the program is capped at 1,000,000 gallons, but can be increased up to 2,000,000 gallons if both parties agree.

The new agreement, part of Baltimore’s program to evaluate renewable fuels for schools and other buildings, comes on the heels of earlier successful tests of New Generation Biofuels’ second generation biofuel which showed both a reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulfur oxide (SOx) when compared to both fossil diesel as well as biodiesel.

Tests at Eastern Health Center’s Columbia boiler with a Sun-Ray burner saw a reduction in NOx of over 40% and a SOx reduction of over 90%. Tests at Pimlico Police Training Center’s HB Smith cast iron boiler with a Power-Flame burner saw a NOx reduction of over 60%.

“It is very important for us to find renewable fuel sources that are cleaner burning and meet our standards. New Generation Biofuels’ initial test results are very promising. We look forward to seeing the fuel’s performance over the longer term boiler test and evaluation in our City’s schools,” said Baltimore City Public Schools’ COO Keith Scroggins.

New Generation Biofuels’ biofuel is a blended product made from new or recycled plant oils or animal fats. The company’s biofuel is readily usable at 100% strength as a replacement for diesel, #2 heating oil, kerosene and other fuel oils and does not require material equipment modifications.

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