Ethanol producer, marketer and distributor Aventine Renewable Energy has entered the biodiesel business.
According to a company release, Aventine is setting up a marketing program for biodiesel similar to how it currently markets ethanol.
Aventine president Ron Miller, who is also chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association, says “As the country continues to embrace other sources of renewable fuels in addition to ethanol, we intend to take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace to utilize our 25 years of experience, distribution assets, and customer relationships. Biodiesel is a natural progression and addition from ethanol for us. We will continue our focus on our existing ethanol alliance and expanding our own ethanol production facilities, while at the same time, adding another renewable fuel source to our product lineup.”