Biodiesel Related Links

This list includes links related to biodiesel. The Alternative Fuels Data Center does not necessarily recommend or endorse these companies (see disclaimer). For links related to other alternative transportation technologies, use the related links search.

Organization

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American Petroleum Institute (API)

API is the major national trade association representing the entire petroleum industry from exploration and production to transportation, refining, and marketing. It acts as a forum for all parts of the oil and natural gas industry to pursue priority public policy objectives and advance the interests of the industry.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

The American Society for Testing and Materials is one of the largest voluntary standards developing organizations in the world. It provides a forum for the development and publication of international voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services, including biodiesel blends.

American Soybean Association (ASA)

The American Soybean Association is a national trade association representing soybean growers in the United States. Its mission is to improve U.S. soybean farmer profitability.

Bently Biofuels

Bently Biofuels Company produces biodiesel from seed oils and recycled restaurant grease.

Bio-Beetle Rental Car

Located on the island of Maui in Hawaii, Bio-Beetle Rental Car offers several models of biodiesel-fueled Volkswagon cars with various options.

BioCycle

BioCycle Magazine focuses magazine articles on recycling residual fats into value added products including the production of ethanol and biodiesel from waste materials.

BiofuelsConnect

BiofuelsConnect brokers over-the-counter biodiesel and ethanol both domestically and internationally. They broker spot deals, short-term or long-term contracts, from truckloads to rail cars to vessel quantities. They are the alternative fuels division of OceanConnect.com.

Blue Sun Biodiesel

Blue Sun Biodiesel, LLC is a vertically integrated agriculture-energy company and marketer of premium agricultural and renewable fuel products. Blue Sun offers its products and services as proprietary oilseed crops, additives, quality assurance, blending, and distribution infrastructure.

Clean Cities

DOE's Clean Cities Program supports public-private partnerships that deploy AFVs and build supporting alternative fuel infrastructure.

Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC)

The Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC) is a not-for-profit organization that actively supports the development and production of fuels that can reduce air pollution and lessen dependence on imported oil. CFDC supports the development of a national energy strategy, passage of clean fuel legislation and regulations, and the fostering of new fuel technologies and manufacturing processes.

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels is an umbrella group for 27 organizations that are advancing biofuels technologies toward commercialization.

Creative Discovery Museum

This website is an educational resource for both students and teachers to help the next generation better understand biofuels and future energy sources.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

This is the official Web site of DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). It serves a dual purpose, directing you to detailed information about EERE, its programs, and the technologies that it is developing, and provides a portal to worldwide information about energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

EIA is a statistical agency of DOE. It provides policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment as well as alternative fuel production and use.

Energy Management Institute

The Energy Management Institute publishes the Alternative Fuels Index, a subscription-based service that focuses on seven alternative fuel products approved by the Department of Energy to meet current alternative fuel U.S. standards. Those fuels include biodiesel, ethanol, propane, methanol, electricity, hydrogen, and natural gas. Coverage includes industry commentary relating to supply, price, policy and news as well as detailed price and trend analysis at the wholesale level.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA is the federal agency charged with protecting human health and safeguarding the natural environment-air, water, and land-on which the well-being of the nation depends.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean School Bus USA

The goal of Clean School Bus USA is to reduce both children's exposure to diesel exhaust and the amount of air pollution created by diesel school buses.

Fed World

Fed World is a comprehensive access point for searching, locating, ordering, and acquiring government and business information.

Global Biofuels Center - International Fuel Quality Center (IFQC)

International Fuel Quality Center's mission is to make global fuel and related information more available to regulators, refiners, technology providers and the automotive industry. IFQC supplies information about global usage of biofuels for transportation, dedicated and flex-fuel vehicles and emissions, and detailed country reports on policies and taxation as well as fuel quality regulations.

Golden Gate Biofuels

Golden Gate Biofuels is a fuel provider that offers biodiesel to both agricultural and commercial customers in transportation, construction, and petroleum reseller markets.

Governors' Biofuels Coalition

The Governors' Biofuels Coalition is composed of 35 state executives with international representatives from Brazil; Canada; Mexico; Quebec, Canada; Thailand; Queensland, Australia; and Sweden. The coalition supports the production of biodiesel and ethanol from corn or other domestic, renewable resources using sustainable agricultural methods and encourages its use in the transportation sector.

Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University

The Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University was established in December 2001 to identify, develop, and implement the means for achieving a sustainable energy future. The Institute focuses on issues relating to formation of public policy, conservation, efficient use of energy, renewable energy sources, protection of environmental resources, and the dissemination of technical information to users and providers of energy.

It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air

It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air is a collaborative effort of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), EPA's Office of Mobile Sources, and DOT's Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Since 1991, these agencies have been working with state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to help them meet goals for reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality established by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA 21) and Clean Air Act.

NREL Biomass Research

The mission of the Biomass Research Division at NREL is to lead a national effort to develop innovative, market-driven biotechnologies for producing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources.

National Biodiesel Accreditation Program (BQ-9000(R))

The National Biodiesel Accreditation Program is a cooperative and voluntary program for the accreditation of producers and marketers of biodiesel fuel. The program is designed to promote the commercial success and public acceptance of biodiesel and to help assure that biodiesel fuel is produced to and maintained at the industry standard, ASTM D6751.

National Biodiesel Board (NBB)

NBB is the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the United States. NBB has developed into a comprehensive industry association, which coordinates and interacts with a broad range of constituents including industry, government, and academia. NBB's membership is composed of state, national, and international feedstock and feedstock processor organizations, biodiesel suppliers, fuel marketers and distributors, and technology providers. NBB provides 24 hour information on biodiesel availability through 866-BIODIESEL.

National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR)

NCAUR invents new uses of agriculture commodities for industrial and food products, develops new technology to improve environmental quality, and provides technical support to federal regulatory and action agencies. The center's fuels and chemicals division is working on new ways to increase the production of both ethanol and biodiesel.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

As the nation's leading center for renewable energy research, NREL develops new energy technologies to benefit both the environment and the economy. The laboratory's main areas of focus are solar power and photovoltaics, wind energy, alternative fuel vehicles and transportation, buildings and thermal systems, electricity technologies, fuels and chemicals, industrial technologies, measurements and testing, and renewable energy resources.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Biomass Energy Data Book

The Biomass Energy Data Book draws together biomass data from diverse sources to produce a comprehensive document that supports anyone with an interest or stake in the biomass industry.

OilheatAmerica

Let OilheatAmerica be your link to the latest news on advancements in Oilheat equipment and in the fuel itself, important tips on conserving energy around your home, and helpful ideas on maximizing your comfort and peace of mind every day.

Prairie Pride, Inc.

Prairie Pride, Inc., located in Deerfield in west central Missouri, converts soybeans into biodiesel fuel and soy meal. Their new soybean extraction/biodiesel refinery can yield 30 million gallons of biodiesel a year.

Process Engineering Associates, LLC

Process Engineering Associates is an independent process design company providing Biodiesel plant designs using a wide variety of different feed stocks to create renewable, alternatives to petroleum based products. Services are provided exclusively via qualified chemical engineers.

Pure Energy Corporation

Pure Energy Corporation is a bio-based fuels and chemicals company focused on bridging the fossil energy and the renewable energy industries with environmentally friendlier and commercially viable fuels and additives.

SC Fuels

SC Fuels is one of the largest suppliers of branded, unbranded, and alternative transportation fuels and home heating oil in the U.S.

Sun Grant Bioweb

Sun Grant BioWeb is a compilation of current information about using biomass resources for bioenergy and bioproducts.

Sun Grant Initiative

The Sun Grant Initiative is a network of land-grant universities and U.S. DOE laboratories partnering to build a biobased economy. Its mission is to develop, distribute, and implement biobased energy technologies to enhance U.S. energy security, promote agricultural diversification and environmental sustainability, and promote opportunities for biobased economic diversification in rural communities. It includes the Sun Grant BioWeb, a compliation of current information about using biomass resources for bioenergy and bioproducts.

Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP)

The goal of The Surface Transportation Policy Project is to ensure that transportation policy and investments help conserve energy, protect environmental and aesthetic quality, strengthen the economy, promote social equity, and make communities more livable. It emphasizes the needs of people, rather than vehicles, in assuring access to jobs, services, and recreational opportunities.

Taylor Oil Company

For the past 30 years, Taylor Oil Co. has provided direct-to-equipment fueling on job sites. Headquartered in Somerville, New Jersey, Taylor Oil Co. currently supplies biodiesel to fleets throughout the Northeast.

U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program

This Biomass Program site focuses on U.S. Department of Energy biomass R&D and provides a wealth of information about biomass technologies, policies, and funding opportunities.

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Genomics

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science's Genomics: GTL Program uses new genomic data and high-throughput technologies to study the proteins encoded by microbial and plant genomes and explore their amazingly diverse natural capabilities. The Web site includes research and development related to biofuels.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Alternative Fuels

This EPA Web site provides information on alternative fuels, including fact sheets, certification procedures and emission standards, emission models, and related links.

USDA Commodity Operations

The Commodity Operations Program seeks to expand industrial consumption of agricultural commodities by promoting their use in production of bioenergy (ethanol and biodiesel).

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service

The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

USDA Renewable Energy Assessment Project (REAP)

REAP is determining the amount of cellulosic crop residue is needed to protect the soil resource, comparing economic implications of using stover as a bioenergy feedstock versus as a source of carbon to build soil organic carbon. REAP is formulating harvest rate recommendations and guidelines

United Soybean Board

The United Soybean Board is an organization committed to implementing new technologies that will improve the United States soybean industry in terms of market expansion and production quality including the use of soybean oils in biodiesel fuels.