American GreenFuels’ biodiesel earns UL environmental validations

By American GreenFuels LLC | November 22, 2019

American GreenFuels LLC announced Nov. 21 that its certified biodiesel product has achieved two Underwriters Laboratories environmental claim validations:

-Recycled Content—biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels contains an average of 42 percent post-consumer recycled content; and

-Byproduct Synergy—biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels contains an average of 46 percent byproduct synergy feedstock content.

UL environmental claim validations lend third-party credibility to single-attribute environmental claims, which has helped UL become an influential presence in home safety. Along with its official validation decision, UL reached out to congratulate American GreenFuels on its achievement and continued leadership in the field of biodiesel production.

“UL congratulates American GreenFuels for their achievement of Byproduct Synergy and Recycled Content validations for its biodiesel,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager of UL’s division of environment and sustainability. “Their participation of the rigorous validation process signifies their commitment to sustainable practices.”

Raf Aviner, president of American GreenFuels, said, “We are very proud to have accomplished this achievement. This certification is also unique to American GreenFuels because we are not aware of any other biodiesel plants that have obtained UL certifications for their biodiesel production. We look forward to promoting the benefits of our biodiesel and encouraging Connecticut homeowners to include certified biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels in their home heating oil, and Connecticut municipalities to include our product in offices, schools and on-road diesel vehicles. By using certified biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels, we can all help clean up Connecticut’s environment.”

American GreenFuels’ 40 MMgy manufacturing plant, located in New Haven, Connecticut, uses waste products from other industries to produce its certified biodiesel, which often includes waste oils like used cooking oil from restaurants or food factories. Currently, select heating oil distributors in Connecticut blend certified biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels into traditional ultra-low sulfur heating oil. Connecticut residents can ask for certified biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels from their home heating oil dealer.

Most importantly for Connecticut residents—including homeowners, municipal leaders, building managers, business owners and many others—biodiesel is compatible with most heating oil systems. In fact, biodiesel burns cleaner than conventional heating oil and also burns clean in diesel engines.

UL-certified biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels is certified to:

-have a distinct environmental benefit to Connecticut consumers because it provides greenhouse gas savings of 78 to 93 percent as compared with ultra-low sulfur heating oil;

-meet ASTM D6751 specification standards;

-be manufactured at a facility that is accredited as a BQ-9000 Producer; and

-be validated by UL for the environmental claim validations noted above.

American GreenFuels will relaunch its “You Are What You Heat” campaign this year, which will educate Connecticut consumers, municipal leaders and heating oil distributors and retailers about the option to use certified biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels in home heating oil. Biodiesel is a renewable, cleaner-burning alternative to diesel fuel that reduces dependence on foreign oil, creates jobs right here in Connecticut, and lowers the negative impact of carbon emissions on the environment, and American GreenFuels is fully committed to helping Connecticut lead the nation by embracing biodiesel.

The more Connecticut residents request biodiesel from their local heating oil retailer, the more the state can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

American GreenFuels’ New Haven plant was built in 2012, became operational in 2013, and presently employs more than 50 people.

As part of the Kolmar Americas family, American GreenFuels continues to work hard to increase the amount of biodiesel produced for the marketplace—which creates more jobs for Connecticut and provides greater benefits to both the environment and the economy.


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