On July 2, 2012, following a multi-month prerequisite review period and a comprehensive two-day on site audit, the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (NBAC) approved General Biodiesel as a fully accredited BQ 9000 biodiesel producer.
BQ 9000 is a nationally recognized fuel quality control program run by the NBAC and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB.org). Elements of the program include extensive laboratory testing in order to demonstrate fuel quality exceeds the minimum American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM D6751) specifications, as well as compliance with storage, sampling, testing, blending, shipping, distribution, and fuel management protocols. The program is rigorous and, once obtained, provides the highest level of quality assurance to customers.
“At General Biodiesel, we earn our customer’s confidence and loyalty by providing the highest quality products and services,” said Jeff Haas, Chief Operating Officer at General Biodiesel. “Our team proudly ensures our products meet and exceed current industry standards through a relentless focus on continuous improvement”.
General Biodiesel is Washington’s only in-state manufacturer of biodiesel produced from recycled cooking oil, a true waste-to-energy process. Biodiesel is clean burning, biodegradable, and non-toxic. It can be used in any diesel compression engine, fuel tank, or pipeline without modification. Because biodiesel fits easily into the existing liquid energy infrastructure it has become a great start to solving America’s energy independence challenges, and is considered a ‘now’ green technology.