Biodiesel producer Community Fuels gets BQ-9000 lab certification

By Ron Kotrba | April 25, 2013

California-based Community Fuels recently earned BQ-9000 Laboratory certification, making it the first biodiesel producer in the nation to receive this third-party approval. “We are serious about quality and believe that biodiesel with reliable and predictable fuel performance is necessary for our industry to grow and prosper,” said Christopher Young, director of operations for Community Fuels. “Our extensive inhouse laboratory, highly skilled personnel and analytic capabilities set us apart from others.”

This certification also is expected to expand Community Fuels’ offerings, which now include third-party biodiesel testing for fuel produced by others. “Unlike other laboratories that perform a broad range of services, we specialize in testing and evaluating feedstock and biodiesel,” Young said. “This makes our laboratory a perfect choice for other producers, many of which do not have inhouse capabilities to test and certify their fuel.”

The BQ-9000 Laboratory certification is distinct from the BQ-9000 Producer certification that Community Fuels earned June 2012. “Our success in achieving both BQ-9000 Laboratory and BQ-9000 Producer certification is yet another illustration of our commitment to commercial-scale production and high-quality fuel,” said Lisa Mortenson, CEO of Community Fuels. “We are a producer and laboratory that our customers can count on.”

American Biodiesel Inc. does business as Community Fuels. Its production facility is located at the Port of Stockton in California, which was built using the company’s proprietary technology and has been in continuous operation since 2008. 


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