In The Loop with NORA

In The Loop with NORA

In The Loop is brought to you by NORA. NORA was authorized by Congress in 2000 to provide funding that enables the liquid fuel heating industry to provide more efficient, more reliable and lower carbon home heating and hot water to American Consumers. This podcast takes a deeper look at research initiatives, equipment considerations, renewable fuels, carbon reduction and technical education propelling us towards a low carbon future. For more information, visit


December 19, 2023 35 mins

In this episode, we chat with 5 individuals whose technical expertise in the low carbon liquid heating systems is helping elevate the next wave of energy service professionals.

Our first guest is Eugene Silberstein, Director of Technical Education and Standards with the ESCO Institute. Eugene shares his overall take on the advancements of the industry, from equipment to service personnel, and how ESCO institute is working ...

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In this episode, we speak with two industry-leading retailers who have been providing high-blend, low carbon liquid heating fuels to their customer base for over a decade. 

Up first, former NORA Chair and owner of Cubby Oil & Energy, Charlie Uglietto provides his expertise on offering B-50 Bioheat SuperPlusTM to his customers. Cubby has been offering renewable fuel blends since 2008 and Uglietto explains the progr...

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In today’s episode, four state association leaders share their thoughts on the how their association, member companies and states are working together to ensure renewable liquid fuels stay prevalent with policy makers and show how higher blend home heating oil can help improve the consumer experience while helping the environment. 

First, we talk with Chris Herb, President of the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association ab...

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In this episode of In the Loop, Paul Nazzaro and Scott Fenwick explain why retailers should make the transition to low carbon fuels now as competition will heat up over time for renewable fuels. 

Up first,  Paul Nazzaro speaks about the industry's trantion to low carbon heating fuels and why Bioheat® is the logical choice right now. 

Scott Fenwick, Technical Director for Clean Fuels Alliance, explains decarbo...

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In this episode of In the Loop, we hear from three industry leaders at the 2023 Eastern Energy Expo about  the transition to low carbon liquid heating fuels. 

Up first,  we chat with Rick Bologna, VP of Westmore Fuel, to understand why dealers need to add biofuels to their product lineup now, as fuel and equipment advancements are making the transition to higher blend fuels more attainable. 

Next,  we talk with Ca...

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In this episode, we speak to Michael Devine, President of NORA.

Devine shares his thoughts and perspective on NORA, recent accomplishments, and key initiatives that have taken place since assuming leadership of the organization in March 2022. Devine credits the entire NORA team for these advancements, including creating new and innovative ways to educate the industry and inform technicians, and how NORA is preparing for th...

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In this episode, we speak to three of NORA's leading experts who discuss NORA training certification program and what they do to provide technical education with NORA.

Bob O'Brien, NORA Director of Education, provides in-depth knowledge on the NORA Technical Education Certification Program and why this aspect of NORA is key to the growth of the liquid fuel service sector. 

John Levey, NORA Technical Cons...

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In this episode, we talk with Dr. Tom Butcher, Director of Research of the NORA Liquid Fuels Laboratory in Plainview, NY, for an update on his NORA demonstration home and how this "NET-Zero" carbon home shows negative carbon emissions.

The use of biodiesel has been identified as an effective and reliable fuel to replace fossil-derived heating fuels. Due to research by the National Oilheat Research ...

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