Clean Fuels Alliance America is the national trade association representing the biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industries. Clean Fuels works to create sustainable industry growth through education, communication, governmental affairs, technical, and quality assurance programs. Serving as the coordinating body for research and development in the U.S., the member driven organization represents the entire biodiesel and renewable diesel supply chain and is comprised of state, national and international feedstock and feedstock processor organizations, biodiesel and renewable diesel suppliers, fuel marketers, distributors, and technology providers.
Clean Fuels is a nonprofit organization based in Jefferson City, Missouri. State soybean commodity groups, who funded several biodiesel research and development programs with checkoff dollars, founded the National SoyDiesel Development Board in 1992. The board changed its name to the National Biodiesel Board in 1994 to reflect the preferred name for the fuel, since it can be made from any fat or vegetable oil. The board subsequently changed its name in 2021 to Clean Fuels Alliance America to reflect the organization’s position as a proven, innovative part of America’s clean energy mix, representing all its industry members: biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels.
Membership of Clean Fuels has grown significantly. Starting with seven members in 1992, Clean Fuels now counts for more than 100 companies. These companies vary from Fortune 100 companies to small, family-owned production companies. This diverse membership base has provided a strong base for the industry to solicit and gain the support of Congress. With member companies representing nearly all 50 states, biodiesel and renewable diesel is a national commodity.
During the last thirty years, the biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industries have achieved many major milestones: