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Simply Green Biofuels Receives National Honor

Friday, December 4th, 2009

In the spirit of celebrating great work by New Hampshire companies, I would like to share the following press release from Simply Green Biofuels who just made the “100 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” list compiled by Biofuels Digest. It’s nice to see one of our Greenerpalooza participants honored for their many accomplishments. Great job Simply Green!!!

 Simply Green Biofuels Makes Top 100 List

(Portsmouth, NH)- Simply Green Biofuels was named to the “100 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” by Biofuels Digest– a worldwide, highly respected, industry e-publication.  This is the second year in a row that the publication has tipped its hat to Simply Green.

simply-greenThe competition for the award was extremely stiff this year.  Jim Lane, Editor of Biofuels Digest explains, “Making the top 100 two years in a row – out of 1400+ eligible companies, confirms that Simply Green has assembled both the visibility and the credibility to count itself among bioenergy’s elite.”

To be eligible for the award companies had to appear at least once in the Daily Biofuels News Digest in 2009 or receive a write-in nomination from a Digest reader during the nomination period.  Simply Green received write-in nominations and appeared in Daily Biofuels News Digest four times in 2009. 

According to Andrew Kellar, Founder of Simply Green, “When you start seeing large companies like Exxon Mobil and BP inching their ways into the bio world, you wonder if accolades will still be awarded to the smaller companies who have been in the industry longer.  We are thrilled that Biofuels Digest has once again acknowledged our work and continues to support the ‘little guys’ too.”

Simply Green Biofuels was founded in November 2006 with the intention of offering green alternatives to home heating, diesel and marine fuel throughout the Seacoast.  Simply Green’s  Biofuels Station and Congreenience Store located at 547 Central Avenue in Dover recently celebrated its first anniversary. 

Biofuels are a cleaner-burning mix of traditional petroleum based fuel and a renewable feedstock resource; Simply Green’s is made from locally sourced Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO).  Blends are available from 5% up to 100% pure Biofuel.  No system modifications are needed to run up to a 20% (B20) blend.

Hypertherm Captures NHBSR Cornerstone Award

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Wow! That’s all I can say after yesterday’s NH Businesses for Social Responsibility 6th Annual Spring Conference.  I’ve always enjoyed being around people who are doing the right thing for the right reasons and yesterday I was surrounded by business leaders who are truly making a positive difference in their communities. Here’s a brief write-up about the event. Special thanks to Kate Luczko at NHBSR for all of her background work and copywriting and to NHBSR Executive Director Molly Hodgson Smith for allowing me to serve on the board of this fantastic organization.

Hypertherm was named the 2009 Cornerstone Award winner by New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) at NHBSR’s 6th Annual Spring Conference at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.


“It’s entirely fitting that we are honoring Hypertherm at a conference that is celebrating sustainability and corporate citizenship,” said NHBSR Executive Director Molly Hodgson Smith. “With a corporate culture that focuses on care for the community and the environment, Hypertherm is a company that sets the pace in terms of ‘doing well by doing good.’”

Based in Hanover, this world class plasma cutting manufacturer consistently partners with organizations and engages in activities that strengthen and create sustainable, positive change in the communities and environment. The Hypertherm Owners’ Philanthropic Endeavors (HOPE) program fulfills the company’s commitment to share its success with the community. The program’s focus is on promoting the well-being of children and families by supporting organizations in the areas of arts and education, affordable housing, healthcare and the environment. Over the past several years, millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours have been donated to nonprofit organizations.

The four other finalists for this year’s Cornerstone Award were: Antioch University New England, BAE Systems, Electronics, Intelligence & Support, Stonyfield Farm and Simply Green Biofuels.

The NHBSR Cornerstone Award is presented every year at the NHBSR Spring Conference to a company, organization or individual that exemplifies the principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and promotes the concepts of CSR to the greater business community within the state of New Hampshire.

This year’s NHBSR Spring Conference, titled “Sustainability – The New Frontier For Revenue Growth,” focused on how businesses can incorporate more sustainable practices in the workplace while saving resources and creating a return on investment.

The conference incorporated a variety of ‘green’ elements including carbon offset, recycling, minimizing waste and sustainable menu choices.

Additionally, the conference featured two prominent keynote speakers; Andrew Savitz, Author, The Triple Bottom Line: How Today’s Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success, and Dr. Tom Kelly, Director, Office of Sustainability, University of New Hampshire. It also featured numerous morning and afternoon educational breakout sessions, lunchtime CSR discussion circles, and a “Green Drinks” themed cocktail hour to end the day. To learn more about NHBSR, visit www.nhbsr.org.

– Steve Boucher, Communications & Legislative Director