Metro to supply biodiesel for New York’s 2nd Annual “City of Water Day”
For the second straight year Metro Terminals will serve as the exclusive biofuels provider and sponsor of “City of Water Day,” a celebration of New York’s waterways taking place in and around Governor’s Island and presented by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA) on Saturday July 18, 2009. A press launch for the event begins at 9am at Pier 17 at South Street Seaport in Manhattan, followed by events and tours in and around Governor’s Island.
Metro will be providing approximately 2,000 gallons of B20, a BQ-9000-quality certified blend of biodiesel and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, to five historic boats. Biodiesel has no sulfur or particulate matter – emissions that have been linked to asthma and other diseases. It is also a renewable fuel that not only helps to reduce our carbon footprint and combat global warming but reduces our country’s dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil.
“We are once again proud to join the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance as sponsor of City of Water Day,” said Gene Pullo, President of Metro Terminals. “Metro, which is currently expanding its biodiesel capacities at our Brooklyn waterfront location, is a firm believer in the potential of New York’s waterfront and waterways, and in particular, we envision a greener future for the many vessels that transport cargo and passengers and that serve many other vital functions that keep our city vibrant and strong. As many of the city’s great historic boats use Metro biodiesel to navigate around Governor’s Island and the New York Harbor to celebrate ‘City of Water Day’ we have taken an important step toward realizing a future where all vessels run on biodiesel.”