20 new dealers make Bioheat event at Fenway Park a home run
Twenty new oilheat dealers officially registered as Bioheat dealers at the New England Bioheat Symposium, held at Boston’s famed Fenway Park in March.
“Many oilheat dealers are realizing that Bioheat is the first real opportunity for a game-changing shift in more than a century,” said Paul Nazzaro, petroleum liaison for the National Biodiesel Board, who led the workshop. “It is a more desirable product to consumers, offering enhanced energy security, benefits to health and the environment, and American jobs.”
Greg Anderson, a farmer leader from Newman Grove, Neb., also addressed the oilheat dealers on behalf of the Nebraska Soybean Board.
“Soybean farmers recognize that the oilheat industry is under attack, and we’re willing to stand behind you,” he said. “I can pledge our support, not just from Nebraska but from soybean farmers nationwide. They see Bioheat as the next big frontier that we need to support to see it come to commercial success.”
Among the companies attending the event was D.F. Richard Energy, an 80-year-old company that is one of the Northeast’s newest Bioheat marketers.
“As a company, we are willing to try to take oilheat to a different level, where there are many positives to our product. Bioheat makes that possible,” said Rick Card, CEO of D.F. Richard. “Our employees feel proud that their company is delivering the evolution of heating oil.”
Attendees registered to win a free Bioheat truck wrap to assist in rebranding efforts. Cleghorn Oil of Fitchburg, Mass., won the wrap.
In lieu of a registration fee, attendees donated $50 each to the Home Base Program, a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and a local hospital, dedicated to improving the lives of injured veterans.