Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") today 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%.
"We are happy to support Baltimore City Public Schools in their goal of creating a clean and healthy environment through the reduction in NOx and SOx emissions," said New Generation Biofuels President and Chief Executive Officer, Cary Claiborne. "Our initial results are encouraging and we are confident that the longer trial and evaluation will prove to be equally successful."
Baltimore City Public Schools Chief Operating Officer Keith Scroggins stated that, "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."
New Generation Biofuels' biofuel is a precision 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. Other benefits include significantly lower emissions than traditional fuels, reductions in overall greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.