Producer of biodiesel
Do you want to produce biodiesel?
All producers of biodiesel are required to register with the Environmental
Protection Agency(EPA) as a fuel manufacturer if their product will be introduced into commerce in the United States. One requirement of this registration is access to health effects testing data on the fuel being registered. The
EPA allows this access to be given from a “group” who has completed this testing previously and has such data on file with the EPA. The NBB completed this testing in 1997 at a cost of nearly $2.2 million. The NBB grants free access
to Biodiesel Producers.
When registering with the EPA, producers' must also complete forms 3520-16 and
3520-12. The forms are to register additives and motor vehicle fuels
respectively. Both forms must be completed. To assist with accurate completion, the NBB has provided sample forms that you may use here.
Supports the biodiesel industry
Do you sell goods and/or services to the biodiesel industry?
For companies that sell goods and/or services to the biodiesel industry, NBB has established the Organization membership. This category of membership is non-voting but receives all other membership privileges.
Are you an individual interested in biodiesel and the biodiesel industry?
For individuals that “have no direct economic interest” in biodiesel, the NBB offers the Individual membership. Direct economic interest shall mean “directly marketing a product or service either within the biodiesel industry
or to the biodiesel 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
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 producers to provide a laboratory analysis
of the fuel being registered. This laboratory analysis will need to indicate the fuel’s compliance with ASTM D6751. Due to this laboratory analysis requirement, biodiesel producers will NOT be able to complete this registration with
the EPA until they are able to begin producing fuel. Without EPA registration, biodiesel producers are not legally able to sell their fuel in the United States. Once the EPA has received all required documentation, the biodiesel producer
normally will receive their registration within one month.