JUNE  2QD5

A  RENEWABLE  FUEL THAT
REDUCES  AIR   POLLUTION
     WHAT You  SHOULD  KNOW  ABOUT
                           BlODIESEL   IN
           NEW   ENGLAND
    BACKGROUND


         Biodiesel is a domestically produced, renewable fuel that can be
         manufactured from vegetable oils (primarily soy beans) or recycled
         oils such as cooking oil.  Biodiesel is safe, biodegradable, and
   reduces air  pollutants such as particulate matter, carbon monoxide,
   hydrocarbons, and air toxics. However, emissions of nitrogen oxides
   increase with the concentration of Biodiesel in the fuel. Some biodiesel
   produces more nitrogen oxides than others, but some additives have
   shown promise in counteracting the increase. Biodiesel used in cars and
   trucks must meet the requirements of the American Society of Testing
   and Materials (ASTM) D6751 testing protocol.

   BLENDING  BIODIESEL  WITH  REGULAR
   DIESEL
   Blends of 20 percent biodiesel with 80 percent petroleum diesel - known as B20 - can be used
   in unmodified diesel engines or stationary boilers. Biodiesel can be used in its pure form (BIOO),
   but may require engine  modifications to avoid maintenance  and performance problems. Pure
   biodiesel can gel in cold weather, which can make BIOO unsuitable for use  in cold climates.
   Because biodiesel is a cleaner fuel, it is important to change the fuel filter a few times during the
   initial period of biodiesel use.

   HEALTH  AND   ENVIRONMENTAL   EFFECTS
   Biodiesel is a renewable fuel. B20 reduces emissions of particulate matter and carbon monoxide
   by about 10 percent. It also reduces emissions of hydrocarbons (including some toxic air pollutants)
   by more than 20 percent. However, B20 increases emissions of nitrogen oxides  by approximately
   two percent.  B100 reduces emissions of particulate matter and carbon monoxide by 47 percent.
   It also reduces emissions of hydrocarbons by 67 percent. However, B100 increases emissions of
   nitrogen oxides by 10 percent. According to the US Department of Energy, biodiesel production
   and use, in comparison to petroleum diesel, produces 78% less carbon dioxide emissions. Although
   carbon dioxide is released when biodiesel made from soybeans is combusted, the annual production
   of soybean crops helps remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

   ESTIMATED COST  OF  BIODIESEL  BLENDS
   While costs  vary by location, a B20 blend generally costs about 20 cents per gallon more than
   regular diesel  fuel. BIOO generally costs about $1  more per gallon than regular diesel fuel.
   Biodiesel is being used in parts of every state in New England.

   New tax incentives may help offset the  cost differential between biodiesel  and regular diesel.
   Under the new law, federal excise tax credit is offered to biodiesel blenders - entities that mix
   pure biodiesel with regular petroleum diesel fuel. The credit amounts to one penny per percentage
   point of biodiesel made from first-use oils (such as soybean oil) and a half-penny per percentage
   of biodiesel made from other sources (such as recycled cooking oil). In other  words, an excise
   tax credit of $1 per gallon is offered to certified biodiesel blenders of refined BIOO biodiesel.
   Blenders can pass these cost savings to consumers through competitive pricing practices.
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                                          IODIESEL
                                      FACTS
                                      O   BiOdiesei
                                                  s a rewnew-
                                           able fuel that is usually
                                           refined from soybean oil
                                           Biodiesel can help
                                           reduce many air
                                           pollutants emitted by
                                           diesel engines
                                           Biodiesel production ar
                                           use, in comparison to
                                           petroleum diesel,
                                           produces 78% less
                                           carbon dioxide

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 BIODIESEL SUPPLIERS,  DISTRIBUTORS AND RETAILERS
 (information from www.biodiesel.org)
 BIQDIESEL SUPPLIERS
Company
Environmental Alternatives
World Energy Alternatives
Location
1225 39* St., Brooklyn, NY 11218
90 Everett Ave., Chelsea, MA  02150
 BIDDIESEL  DISTRIBUTERS
Company
Connecticut
Buckley Energy Group
East Coast Petroleum
Taylor Oil Co., Inc.
Maine
Frontier Energy
Downeast Biodiesel Co-op
Massachusetts
Alliance Energy Services, Inc.
Dennis K Burke
Loud Fuel Co.
Mass Biofuel
Packer Oil
Taylor Oil Co., Inc.
New Hampshire
CMF Development, LLC
Jesse E. Lyman, Inc.
Monadnock Energy Solutions
Rymes Heating Oil Inc
Rymes Heating Oil Inc
Rhode Island
Construct Oil Co., Inc.
REC Fleet Fuel Services
Vermont
Phillips Biofuel Sales, Co.
Real Fuels of Vermont, Inc.
Renewable Strategies, Inc.
Location

PO Box 1141, Bridgeport, CT 06601
493 Willow St., Waterbury, CT 06720
285 Brownstone Ave., Portland, CT 06480

1160 Rte. 3, South China, ME 04358
Blue Hills, ME 04614

555 South Canal St., Holyoke, MA 01040
284 Eastern Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150
552 Thomas Landers Rd., Falmouth, MA 02540
280 Milton Street, Ste. I,  Dedham,  MA 02026
Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
176 Centre St., Holbrook, MA 02343

31 Little Kate Rd., Conway, NH 03818
48 Kearsarge St., North Conway, NH 03860
544 Lower Jaffrey Rd., Dublin, NH 03444
802 Soucook Ln., Pembroke, NH 03275
North Stratford, NH 03590

53B Harrington Ave., Warwick, Rl 02888
9 Hylestead St., Providence, Rl 02905

230 North Williston Rd., Williston, VT  05495
Milton, VT 05468
PO Box 185, Shoreham, VT 05770
Phone Number
781-972-2156
617-889-7300
Order: 888-785-8373
Phone Number

800-739-1852
203-574-4740
908-884-3813

207-445-5274
207-469-6234

413-538-8000
617-884-7800
508-457-6595
781-326-0051
508-693-0900
908-884-3814

603-447-3646
603-356-2411
603-563-8301
800-773-0309
800-773-0309

908-884-3813
401-467-8773

802-879-1699
802-825-5945
802-989-0476
 Contact
 Bob Lindenbaum
 Gene Gebolys
 Contact

 Dean Petow
 Laurie Orsatti
 John Cusack

 Joel Glatz
 Andrea Defrancesco

 Stephan Chase
 Ed Burke
 Kabraul Taha
 Bob Warren
 Doug Seward
John Cusack

 Al Landano
 Peter Donohue
 Sean Macy
John Cusack
Wendy Hawkins

Larry Phillips
Kaj Samson
Doug Patterson

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&EPA
United States
Environmental Protection
Agency New England
1 Congress Street
Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02114-2023
For more information:
Visitwww.epa.gov/ne/eco/diesel/, or call the
EPA Air Quality Hotline at 1-800-821-1237
   BIDDIESEL  RETAIL  FUELING  SITES
   Company
   Connecticut
   Santa Energy, Inc.
   Taylor Oil Co., Inc
   Maine
   Downeast Biodiesel Co-op
   Frontier Energy
   Independence Fuel
   Solar Market
   Massachusetts
   Alliance  Energy Services, Inc.
   Dennis K. Burke, Inc.
   Dennis K. Burke, Inc.
   Loud Fuel Co.
   Mass Biofuel
   Packer Oil
   Taylor Oil Co., Inc.
   New Hampshire
   Fleming Oil Company
   Monadnock  Energy Solutions
   Monadnock Fuels
   Redstone Variety
   Rymes Heating Oil, Inc.
   Rymes Heating Oil, Inc.
   Rymes Heating Oil, Inc.
   Rymes Heating Oil, Inc.
   Rymes Heating Oil, Inc.
   Wildcat Service Station
   Rhode Island
   Construct Oil Co., Inc.
   REC Fleet Fuel Services
   Vermont
   Boise Citgo
   Fleming Food Mart Shell Station
                   Location

                   670 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, CT 06519
                   285 Brownstone Ave., Portland, CT 06480

                   Blue Hill,  ME 04614
                   1166 Rte. 3, South China, ME 04046
                   7 Ocean Park Rd., Saco, ME  04072
                   25 Limerick Rd., Arundel, ME 04046

                   555 South Canal St., Holyoke, MA 01040
                   284 Eastern Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150
                   410 Beacham St., Chelsea, MA 02150
                   552 Thomas Landers Rd., Falmouth, MA 02540
                   280 Milton St., Ste. I, Dedham, MA 02026
                   Beach Rd., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
                   176 Centre  St., Holbrook, MA 02343

                   99B Rte. 9, West Chesterfield, NH 03466
                   544 Lower Jaffrey Rd, Dublin, NH 03444
                   Keene, NH  03431
                   682 Eastman Rd., Conway, NH 03813
                   Peterborough, NH 03458
                   Rte 106, Loudon, NH 03307
                   2 Main St., Antrim, NH 03440
                   Greenfield, NH 03047
                   905 Rte. 106 N., Loudon, NH 03307
                   Rte. 16, Jackson, NH 03846

                   53B Harrington Ave., Warwick, Rl 02888
                   9 Hylestead St., Providence, Rl 02905

                   Rte. 22A and Rte. 125, Bridgeport,  VT 05734
                   429 Canal St.,  Brattleboro, VT 05301
                                      Phone Number   Contact
                                      203-782-0304
                                      908-884-3813

                                      207-496-6234
                                      866-267-9293
                                      800-228-1883
                                      207-985-0088

                                      413-538-8000
                                      617-884-7800
                                      888-785-8373
                                      508-457-6595
                                      781-326-0051
                                      508-693-0900
                                      908-884-3813

                                      603-256-8157
                                      603-563-8301
                                      800-773-0309
                                      603-356-9888
                                      800-773-0309
                                      800-773-0309
                                      800-773-0309
                                      800-773-0309
                                      800-773-0309
                                      603-383-6691

                                      908-884-3816
                                      401-467-8773

                                      802-758-2361
                                      802-254-6095
                  John Cusack

                  Andrea Defrancesco
                  Joel Glatz
                  Garry Glatz
                  Naoto Inoue

                  Stephen Chase
                  Ed Burke

                  Kabraul Taha
                  Bob Warren
                  Doug Seward
                  John Cusack

                  Rick Fleming
                  Sean Macy

                  John Roberts
                  Don Chase

                  John Cusack
                  Wendy Hawkins

                  Joe Boise
                  Rick Fleming

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    ENERGY   SECURITY
    Biodiesel is a domestic source of energy. Increased use of clean, domestically produced fuels helps reduce reliance on petroleum
    from overseas, which is good for national security as well as energy security.

    FEDERAL AND  STATE  REQUIREMENTS  AND  BldDIESEL
    The Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) requires that federal fleets (and some other large fleets) acquire a certain percentage of
    alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) in order to help reduce reliance on petroleum-based products. Specifically, EPAct requires that in
    2000 and beyond, 75 percent of light-duty vehicle acquisitions in federal fleets  be AFVs (note: there are exemptions for law
    enforcement, emergency, and military vehicles). Executive Order 13149 requires any federal agency with a fleet of 20 or more
    vehicles in the United States to reduce annual petroleum consumption by 20 percent by 2005 compared to  1999 consumption.
    Biodiesel is helping many federal fleets meet these requirements. In addition, the use of biodiesel might help power generators
    located in Massachusetts and  Connecticut earn renewable energy credits.
    PURCHASING   BIQDIESEL
    The infrastructure to bring biodiesel to consumers is emerging at a rapid pace. Currently,
    there are several suppliers of biodiesel, approximately twenty blenders and distributors of
    biodiesel, and a similar number of biodiesel retail fueling sites in New England. Suppliers
    work with a network of distributors to provide biodiesel to a variety of locations across
    the country and throughout New England. Biodiesel is available for retail sale at a growing
    number of refueling stations in New England. The National Biodiesel Board tracks suppliers,
    distributors, and  retail providers  of biodiesel. For  the most current list visit:
    www.biodiesel.org

    USING  BICDDIESEL  IN  NEW  ENGLAND
    A number of organizations in New England are using biodiesel. While not a comprehensive
    list, the following is a sampling of where biodiesel is being used in New England.

       CONNECTICUT - The state DOT has been using B20 for three years. Using biodiesel
       could help generators earn renewable energy credits under the state's requirements
       for green power.

       MAINE - Biodiesel is used in home heating applications, organic and traditional farming
       applications, and by individual motorists. Both LL Bean and Maine DOT are using biodiesel.
       In addition, the City of Bangor is using biodiesel in a number of city vehicles.

       MASSACHUSETTS - Biodiesel is  used in  home  heating applications  and by
       individual motorists throughout the state. Otis Air Force Base, Harvard University, the
       University of Massachusetts at Amherst, NSTAR, the Cities of Medford and Cambridge,
       and the Town of Brookline are using biodiesel. Harvard  University has expressed an
       interest in running its new Blackstone Street Power Generator on a blend of biodiesel.
       Like Connecticut, using biodiesel could help generators earn renewable energy credits
       under the Massachusetts requirements for green power.

       NEW HAMPSHIRE - The  Mount Cranmore ski resort, the New Hampshire DOT,
       Keene State, and Pease Air Force  Base are using B20. Rymes Propane and Oils, Inc.
       sells B20 at five filling stations in the state (located in Antrim, Peterborough, Keene,
       Greenfield,  and Loudon). New Hampshire recently eliminated the state fuel tax on
       biodiesel/diesel blends containing at least 20  percent biodiesel.

       RHODE  ISLAND - Biodiesel has been used in water taxis, tour  boats, and school
       boilers. Warwick is using a blend of biodiesel in school buses.

       VERMONT - The University of Vermont runs its buses on B20. Biodiesel is used  in diesel
       vehicles as well as  in home and institutional heating applications in  parts of the state.
                                                                                 For More Information

                                                                                 US Environmental
                                                                                 Protection Agency
                                                                                 New England Office
                                                                                 www.epa.gov/ne/eco/diesel

                                                                                 US Department of Energy
                                                                                 Office  of Energy Efficiency
                                                                                 and Renewable Energy
                                                                                 (Clean Cities Program)
                                                                                 www.eere.energy.gov/
                                                                                 cleancities/

                                                                                 www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/
                                                                                 altfuel/biodiesel.html

                                                                                 US National Biodesel
                                                                                 Board
                                                                                 www.biodiesel.org

                                                                                 Canadian Renewable Fuels
                                                                                 Association
                                                                                 www.greenfuels.org/
                                                                                 biodieselsuppliers.html
?/EPA
United States
Environmental Protection
Agency New England
1 Congress Street
Suite 1100
Boston, MA 02114-2023
For more information call the EPA Air Quality
Hotline at 1-800-821-1237

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