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Community Fuels Earns Re-certification as BQ-9000 Producer

Encinitas, California, May 16, 2018 – Community Fuels was the first producer within California to obtain BQ-9000® producer certification which originally was earned during 2012.  Community Fuels also was the first company in the nation to earn both BQ-9000® producer and laboratory certifications for the same facility which occurred during 2013.  Today, Community Fuels is pleased to share that it has secured re-certification as a BQ-9000® producer.

“Regaining BQ-9000 Producer certification highlights the continued commitment Community Fuels has to providing a high quality product that meets and exceeds industry standards.  This would not be possible without the hard work, support, and dedication exhibited at every level throughout the company.” says Steven Sabillon, Laboratory Manager of Community Fuels.

“Going forward, Community Fuels will maintain its goal to set the bar high for quality and professionalism for all of North America in the biodiesel industry.” says Mitch Bishop, Plant Manager of Community Fuels.

“It is a group effort to be able to reach this milestone and be re-certified as BQ-9000 Producer. It is through hard work, cooperation and dedication from all departments that we have accomplished this.” says Patrick Samson, Compliance Manager of Community Fuels

“Our robust, state-of-the-art, on-site laboratory far exceeds industry norms and is one of many examples of our significant investment and ongoing commitment to quality and compliance.” says Lisa Mortenson, CEO of Community Fuels.

According to the BQ-9000 website ( : “The BQ-9000® program is a unique combination of the ASTM standard for biodiesel, ASTM D6751, and a quality system program that includes storage, sampling, testing, blending, shipping, distribution, and fuel management practices.  The overall goals of the BQ-9000® program are 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.  To receive accreditation, companies must pass a rigorous review and inspection of their quality control processes by an independent auditor.”


American Biodiesel, Inc. does business as Community Fuels and is a proven advanced biofuel producer.  Its bio-refinery, laboratory and terminal are located at the Port of Stockton in California.  Community Fuels’ production facility has been producing commercial volumes of biodiesel every month since 2008, making it one of the most established west coast bio-refineries.   The Company’s high volume biodiesel terminal is designed to scale to support up to 73 million gallons per year of biodiesel.  Please learn more at:  ####