Operating throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Star Group, L.P. is the nation’s largest retail distributor of home heating oil, based on sales volume. The company earned the Influence Award for its leadership role in the adoption and acceptance of Bioheat® fuel – typically a blend of biodiesel and heating oil.
With increasing concern about climate change both at the state and national level, Star Group believed that the home heating industry had to be part of the discussion. The company saw the environmental benefits of Bioheat® fuel for its customers and for the communities that they served. After starting with B20 blends, Star Group recognized that by providing increasing levels of biodiesel, they can offer an easy and affordable solution for home heating to help meet a goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company has raised the bar within its industry, demonstrating that Bioheat® fuel can offer an economical option for reducing carbon emissions.
Anthony Silecchia, VP Acquisitions & Industry Affairs for Star Group, accepted the award on behalf of he company.