BQ-9000 CertificationAccreditation program for U.S. Biodiesel Marketers and Producers
About the BQ-9000 Program
BQ-9000® is a cooperative and voluntary program for the accreditation of U.S. biodiesel marketers and producers marketers. It combines the requirements 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.
Established by the National Biodiesel Board, the BQ-9000 program aims to promote the commercial success of biodiesel while helping assure that bio-based fuel produced in the U.S. meets and exceeds rigorous industry standards. To receive accreditation, biodiesel companies must pass a rigorous review and inspection of their quality control processes by an independent auditor.
BQ-9000 Marketer Certification
BQ-9000 Producer Certification
This BQ-9000 producer certification is available to companies that produce biodiesel fuel meeting the ASTM D6751 standard. The program requires that biodiesel manufacturers adhere to a system for monitoring the quality of their biodiesel, including: Sampling, Testing, Storage, Retention of Samples, Shipping
BQ-9000 Lab Certification
BQ-9000 lab certification is offered to commercial laboratories engaged in the analysis of biodiesel and biodiesel blends. Laboratories operated by BQ-9000 Producers and Marketers are also eligible to seek this certification. For more information, visit the the BQ-9000 website.