Biodiesel distributors receive Connecticut awards

By Erin Voegele | November 13, 2008
Web exclusive posted Dec. 1, 2008 at 10:42 a.m. CST

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced Nov. 22 that the state has awarded $350,000 in grants to seven Connecticut-based biodiesel distribution facilities. The grants were awarded under the Distribution Facilities Grant Program.

Under the program, companies that undertake projects to develop biodiesel distribution equipment and facilities are eligible for up to $50,000 in reimbursement grants at the completion of their projects.

The program is funded by the Department of Economic and Community Development and administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology.

Award recipients included:
  • Magellan Terminal Holdings LP, an independent petroleum storage company, will purchase and install a blending system, biodiesel storage and necessary piping at it's facility in New Haven, Conn.

  • Bantam Supply Co. Inc., a retail Bioheat, diesel and propane distributor, will upgrade the pump, metering and monitoring system at its Bantam, Conn., location. The company will also increase distribution capacity at the facility.

  • Baribault Oil Co. Inc., a wholesale distributor of B5 Bioheat biodiesel blends, fuel oil and diesel fuel, intends to replace existing piping with 4-inch Schedule 40 welded pipe and install a new loading area to accommodate the diameter change in Watertown, Conn.

  • Total Energy Solutions LLC, a parent company to Sterling Street Terminal LLC, sells petroleum products in Connecticut and other mid-Atlantic states. East Hartford-based Sterling Street Terminal, a petroleum distribution facility, will use the grant to modify its storage tank for a blending system as well as purchase and install a 10,000 gallon biodiesel "day tank" with dispensing pump and meter.

  • Norbert E. Mitchell Co. Inc., a retail petroleum fuel distributor, will purchase and install a 10,000 gallon biodiesel storage tank and fuel injection system.

  • Greenleaf Biofuels LLC, a wholesale retail distributor of biodiesel, will purchase a 6,900 gallon biodiesel tank trailer for its Guilford, Conn., location.

  • Hale Hill Farm Biofuels, a biodiesel distributor, will purchase and install two 1,000 gallon storage tanks with fueling apparatus, a 3,000 gallon delivery truck, three 275 gallon storage tanks with fueling apparatus and a 20-foot by 20-foot field office for biodiesel sampling and testing at its Portland, Conn., facility.
 
 
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