Community Fuels offers ADF-compliant, NOx-neutral biodiesel

By Community Fuels | June 06, 2018

Community Fuels is the first biodiesel marketer within California to offer NOx-neutral biodiesel using the new Best Corp. BC-EC1c additive. Under the California Alternative Diesel Fuel regulation, biodiesel use is subject to seasonal blend limits unless it meets certain requirements. ADF compliance is a critical consideration for anyone producing, importing or selling biodiesel blends within California.

“The various exemptions, seasonal blend limits and other options under the ADF regulation are complex and difficult for fleets and diesel retailers to manage,” said Lisa Mortenson, CEO of Community Fuels. “We knew that we needed a better solution. We sought a safe and cost-effective NOx additive that would be consistent with our high fuel quality objectives and could be applied to our entire biodiesel terminal operations. After evaluating many options, we selected Best Corp. because they were the best solution for our customers.”

Steven Sabillon, lab manager for Community Fuels, said, “We had the opportunity to test the additive in advance of the CARB approval to ensure that the additive would not have adverse effects on the biodiesel fuel quality. Based upon our testing results, we are confident that the Best additive will maintain, and possibly improve, the biodiesel fuel quality.”

Biodiesel is blended with petroleum diesel to achieve a variety of emissions reduction goals and to comply with multiple federal and state regulations. Community Fuels intends to provide NOx-neutral biodiesel for all B99 loaded at its Port of Stockton terminal.

“Offering NOx-neutral biodiesel is consistent with the company’s goal to continue its ongoing efforts to reduce regulatory risk and ensure compliance for the company and its customers,” said Mitch Bishop, plant manager for Community Fuels. “Our biodiesel terminal is ideally located to provide reliable, 24/7 biodiesel supply to dozens of Northern California and Central Valley petroleum refiners and terminals, as well as diesel distributors and retailers.”

American Biodiesel Inc. does business as Community Fuels and is a proven advanced biofuel producer. Its biorefinery, laboratory and terminal are located at the Port of Stockton in California. Community Fuels’ Stockton facility has been producing commercial volumes of biodiesel every month since 2008, making it one of the most established West Coast biorefineries. Community Fuels was the first company in the nation to secure BQ-9000 producer, marketer and laboratory certifications.

 

 
 
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