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Fuel and Handling Quality Specifications and Standards

Our products conform to the highest current industry and government specifications and standards.


This standard was proposed by the European Union's EU CEN (European Committee on Standardization), in collaboration with automotive, oil, and biodiesel industries in the member nations, and this defines the minimum requirements on the quality of biodiesels. This standard has since become the guideline for the standardization activities conducted by other countries with regards to biodiesel.

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The standard that describes the minimum physical and other properties that have to be met by diesel fuels.

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ASTM D6751

The standards and test procedures developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials for FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters) fuels at 100% concentrations. Biodiesel that is meant for transport has to meet these requirements.

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BQ 9000

Program developed by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) that includes detailed protocols on the storage, sampling, testing, blending, shipping, distribution, and other fuel management practices necessary for ensuring the quality of biodiesel.