Methes Energies’ Biodiesel Earns BQ-9000 Status

John Davis

Methes1Methes Energies’ biodiesel has earned an important quality status. This company news release says it has received BQ-9000 Producer and Marketer status from the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (NBAC).

The National Biodiesel Accreditation Program is a cooperative and voluntary program for the accreditation of producers and marketers of biodiesel fuel called BQ-9000®. The program is a unique combination of the ASTM standard for biodiesel, ASTM D6751, and a quality systems program that includes storage, sampling, testing, blending, shipping, distribution, and fuel management practices.

Nicholas Ng, President of Methes Energies, said, “We are very proud of this achievement. There are not many companies that are both accredited as a producer and a marketer by the NBAC. Our team has done a great job over the last several months to place the company in this unique position. Both accreditations send a strong message to our clients that we take quality and processes very seriously.”

Meanwhile, in another quality note, Methes has chosen Genscape Inc. as its Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) provider for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) verification.

Genscape’s robust program is registered with the EPA and ensures Methes Energies’ RINs will maintain a high standard for quality and reliability while providing the flexibility to offer both QAP A and QAP B RINs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to implement a quality assurance program for RINs generated on biofuels produced at foreign facilities and imported into the U.S. as well as for U.S. facilities that generate their own RINs. The EPA expects the program to promote greater liquidity in the transfer and use of RINs, especially for smaller producers.

Biodiesel, RINS