NORA stands for The National Oilheat Research Alliance, it was authorized by Congress in 2000 to provide funding that would allow the oilheating industry to provide more efficient and more reliable heat and hot water to the American Consumers. As a government sanctioned “check-off” program, $0.002 is collected at the wholesale level on every gallon of heating oil sold. While it is mandatory, the benefits greatly outweigh the minimal cost.
The four key arms of NORA are Professional Education, Energy Efficiency & Safety, and Research.
Professional education, through the Technician Certification Program, provides continuing education, training and certification for oilheat service technicians. Lastly, NORA funding has helped a number of manufacturers to develop highly efficient heating equipment, such as condensing boilers and furnaces, variable speed furnaces, variable burners and number of other technologically advanced, highly efficient products.
Additionally, improving the basic fuel has been one of NORA’s highest priorities and has resulted in Bioheat® fuel…clean, environmentally friendly, American grown.
NORA also funds a number of projects at its Liquid Fuels Laboratory in Plainview, NY.
600 Cameron Street, Suite 206, Alexandria, VA 22314
Dr. Thomas Butcher
Director of NORA Laboratory
Research & Development
Main Care Energy
Vermont Fuel Dealers Association
Coyne Oil & Propane
Nebraska Biodiesel Board
Duffey & Sons
Energy Kinetics, Inc.
Moore Balliew Oil Co.
Burch Oil Company
The Granite Group
Dear River Co.
Mike Van Doren
Van Doren Oil
Oil & Energy Service Professionals
Clean Fuels Alliance America