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National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission Elects New Leadership

Feb 20, 2012
Inspectorate’s Scott Fenwick and REG’s Dave Slade Take the Helm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           
Contact:  Kaleb Little
(573) 645-3260

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Scott Fenwick, Biofuels Technical Business Manager for Inspectorate America Corporation, and Dave Slade, Director, Technical Services for Renewable Energy Group, LLC, were recently elected Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (NBAC).

“Producing high quality biodiesel fuel is critical to the success of our industry,” said NBAC Chairman Scott Fenwick. “The BQ-9000 program demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that U.S. biodiesel meets stringent quality standards.”

The NBAC is a 12 member Commission that oversees the voluntary biodiesel quality assurance program known as BQ-9000®. The program is a unique combination of the ASTM standard for biodiesel (D6751), and a quality systems program that includes storage, sampling, testing, blending, shipping, distribution, and fuel management practices.

BQ-9000 has come to be viewed as the industry’s gold standard for biodiesel producers, marketers and laboratories. To date, 63 biodiesel producers, marketers and laboratories are BQ-9000 certified, with another 12 in the process.  That represents 81 percent of the U.S. biodiesel production volume.

Last year the biodiesel industry produced a record breaking 1 billion gallons of America's advanced biofuel. This demonstrates that the biodiesel tax incentive and the Renewable Fuel Standard are working just as Congress envisioned. The industry is creating jobs, reducing our dependence on imported fuel, and improving the environment.

BQ-9000® is open to any biodiesel manufacturer, marketer, distributor or laboratory involved with biodiesel and biodiesel blends in the United States and Canada.

The NBAC includes two biodiesel producers; two biodiesel marketers; one representative from each of the following sectors – manufacturing, laboratory, petroleum industry, technical, consumer; one raw materials producer; one farmer; and one Canadian representative.

The NBAC leadership election was held on January 12, 2012. The outgoing NBAC Chairman is George Kopittke of Griffin Industries.  Fenwick previously serve as Vice Chairman.

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For more on BQ-9000, visit www.BQ-9000.org.