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Community Fuels Earns BQ 9000 Producer Certification

Encinitas, California, June 4, 2012 – After a 6-month review period and a 2-day on-site audit, Community Fuels’ earned the BQ 9000 Producer certification by the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission on May 31, 2012. “The BQ 9000 Producer certification is a validation of the high quality standards that Community Fuels has maintained for several years. We always have maintained a rigorous quality program in order to meet the needs of our primary customers which include major oil companies, petroleum refiners and some of the nation’s largest bulk fuel distributors.” says Community Fuels’ CEO, Lisa Mortenson.

The BQ 9000 National Biodiesel Accreditation Program is a cooperative and voluntary program for the accreditation of producers of biodiesel fuel. The program is a unique combination of the ASTM standard for biodiesel (ASTM D6751) and quality systems program that includes storage, sampling, testing, blending, shipping, distribution and fuel management practices. The BQ 9000 program requires continued focus on all of the required program elements and will involve ongoing auditing. Additional information about BQ 9000 is available at:

American Biodiesel, Inc. does business as Community Fuels and is a proven advanced biofuel producer. We produce among the highest quality biomass-based diesel fuels available—our fuel qualifies as an Advanced Biofuel through the Environmental Protection Agency, and our own fuel standard closely mirrors the requirements of multiple major oil companies. Our bio-refinery, located at the Port of Stockton in California, was built using our proprietary technology and has been in continuous operation since 2008, making it one of the largest continuously operating advanced bio-refineries in the Western U.S. Our customers include major oil companies, petroleum refiners and some of the nation’s largest bulk fuel distributors. Our renewable fuel serves as a premium lubricity additive for diesel fuel, helps our customers meet a range of regulatory requirements, and reduces emissions relative to petroleum diesel. Please learn more at: