According to the National Biodiesel Board, all of the major biodiesel producers in Minnesota are now accredited under BQ-9000, the voluntary biodiesel industry fuel quality control program.
Last week, FUMPA Biofuels of Redwood Falls, Minn., and Minnesota Soybean Processors of Brewster, Minn. became the latest accredited biodiesel producers. Metro Fuel Corp. of Brooklyn, New York also became certified as a biodiesel marketer.
There are currently three BQ-9000 certified biodiesel marketers and 14 accredited biodiesel producers. They account for more than 40 percent of the biodiesel production capacity in the U.S.