This week six biodiesel producers and marketers were certified as BQ-9000 compliant. BQ-9000 is a quality assurance program that looks at biodiesel standards as well as companies' storage, sampling, testing, blending, shipping, distribution, and fuel management practices. Any biodiesel producer or marketer is eligible to become either a BQ-9000 Producer or BQ-9000 Marketer.
"BQ-9000 companies dominate the industry with 75% of biodiesel produced in the
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Plants that were certified under BQ-9000 performed the best at meeting national fuel quality standards according to a study performed by the Renewable Energy Laboratory earlier this year.