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Laura Guncheon, HERO BX
(814) 464-3677c
[email protected]
September 4, 2018


Local Author to Host Book Signing

Erie, PA– Erie entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author Samuel P. “Pat” Black, III, will share his latest work this week with the greater Erie community at a book signing hosted by Pressed.

Pressed is Erie’s new bookstore and coffee shop, located in the Greengarden Place across from Frontier Park, offering books and unique gifts for both adults and children as well as an inviting café.

The Biodiesel Solution first launched in January 2018 at the National Biodiesel Board annual conference in Fort Worth where over 1,000 attendees were given a copy in an effort to create momentum across the biodiesel industry.

When asked why he chose to put pen to paper about the history and future of the fuel technology, the HERO BX Founder & CEO shared, “If the biodiesel industry is to continue to grow and advance, it needs all of us to speak with the same, informed voice to share the demand of America producing and advancing its own fuel.”

Biodiesel turns waste into energy and that is what attracted Black to this business, “Mother Nature has her own way of recycling everything and modeling our production after that has proven to be not only to be incredibly successful, but also gives back more energy than it takes.”

Biodiesel, also known by its chemical handle of methyl esters, is produced from a chemical reaction of waste fats, waste oils and virgin vegetable oils with alcohol and can be used safely and reliably as a drop-in replacement for petroleum diesel. Over the last few decades, biodiesel has become a mainstream fuel source that started from an effort to find a market for a surplus soybean oil that was eating away farm profits. Fast forward to present day, various biodiesel blends are now found in transportation fuel, heating oil and most other diesel fuel uses across the United States.

HERO BX celebrated 10 years of production in November 2017 and has been expanding its footprint across the United States, recently acquiring production facilities in Iowa and Illinois that complement both the flagship plant in Erie and the Alabama production facility. In May, HERO BX cut the ribbon on a $1 million research and development laboratory in the Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation Center at Knowledge Park on the campus of Penn State Behrend as part of the university’s industry partnership and open lab initiatives.

The demand for energy in our country continues to rise and biodiesel continues to offer the prospect of a cleaner and safer planet as it helps both today and tomorrow to power our world by conserving limited resources of fossil fuels. “Running out of energy is not an option,” offered Black, “and the renewable nature of biodiesel prevents just that.”

Ten years from today, HERO BX will continue to offer innovative, sustainable fuel technology and remain committed to finding avenues to increase biodiesel use across the United States and beyond. Pat Black is both excited and optimistic about what types of advances biodiesel will see across the next decade.

“Biodiesel has the ability to pave the way for future generations as the industry gives value to waste by converting it to energy. We offer fuel for humanity.”

Copies of The Biodiesel Solution will be available for purchase at the signing as well as on the shelf at Pressed as part of their local author collection


What:     The Biodiesel Solution – book signing
Where:   Pressed Books + Coffee + Gifts 1535 West 8th Street Erie, PA 16505
When:    Thursday, September 6, 2018
Time:     1:00pm – 2:30pm


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Media is encouraged to attend and an advance of the event via the press is appreciated.

The HERO BX mission is to be a reliable producer and distributor of biodiesel that exceeds industry standards. HERO BX produces and delivers biodiesel, a cleaner burning renewable drop-in replacement for petroleum and heating oil applications. These products reduce carbon emissions, create jobs in the United States, promote energy security and serve the community.

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