Tue Jul 2, 2013 12:41 PM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- Legislation in Rhode Island requiring heating oil to contain 2% biodiesel -- known as bioheat -- beginning in 2014 and gradually increasing to 5% by 2017 awaits the governor's signature.

The state legislature passed the law June 13, putting Rhode Island on track to be the first to implement a statewide bioheat requirement, according to the National Biodiesel Board in an email to Schneider Electric this afternoon.

"As with New York, the bill is yet to be signed by the state governor without a clear timetable," said Kaleb Little, NBB spokesman. "Rhode Island is on track ...

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