Clean Fuels Alliance America is organized exclusively to promote the common business interests of those parties seeking to advance the use of biodiesel and/or renewable diesel as a fuel or fuel additive that meets ASTM standards. To advance these common interests, Clean Fuels will admit to membership, on a nondiscriminatory basis, any industry member or supporter who meets the member requirements.
Whether you want to be a producer of biodiesel, renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel or are a company that supports the industry through provision of goods and/or services or simply an individual that supports our fuels, Clean Fuels has a lot to offer.
All producers of biodiesel and renewable diesel fuels are required to register with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under parts 40 CFR 79 and 80 as a fuel manufacturer if their product will be introduced into commerce in the United States.
When registering with the EPA, producers' must complete the necessary forms to register both additives and motor vehicle fuels produced/used, respectively.
Additional registrations may be required with the IRS for excise tax incentives applicability and exemptions; in addition to other state/local requirements that may apply.
For companies that sell goods and/or services to the biodiesel and/or renewable diesel industry, Clean Fuels has established the Organization membership. This category of membership is non-voting but receives all other membership privileges.
For individuals that “have no direct economic interest” in the advanced biofuel, Clean Fuels offers the Individual membership. Direct economic interest shall mean “directly marketing a product or service either within the biodiesel and/or renewable diesel industry or to the industry; or being an employee, officer or Board Member or contractor to an entity that does so”. Individual membership is non-voting, but receives all other membership privileges.
For more information about joining the National Biodiesel Board, please contact us at (800) 841-5849.
Register with the Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that all fuel manufacturers who will sell their fuel in the United States to register with them by completing Form 3520-12. Additional information about this process is available from the EPA web site. The EPA registration process currently requires biodiesel and/or renewable diesel producers to provide a laboratory analysis of the fuel being registered. This laboratory analysis will need to indicate the fuel’s compliance with appropriate ASTM specifications. Due to this laboratory analysis requirement, biodiesel and/or renewable diesel producers will NOT be able to complete this registration with the EPA until they are able to begin producing fuel. Without EPA registration, biodiesel and/or renewable diesel producers are not legally able to sell their fuel in the United States.