Intertek Biodiesel Laboratory Awarded BQ-9000® Certification by the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission

May 08, 2013

Chicago, IL – Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, today announced it has been granted BQ-9000® certification by the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (NBAC). The Intertek biofuels laboratory in Romeoville, Illinois, is listed as a testing facility on the BQ-9000® website and is a preferred lab for BQ-9000® producers and marketers.

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) oversees the accreditation program, which is a cooperative and voluntary program for biodiesel producers, marketers and laboratories. BQ-9000® is open to biodiesel manufacturers, marketers, distributors, blenders, and laboratories, in both the United States and Canada.

The National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (NBAC), a committee of the NBB, reviews and approves laboratories interested in becoming a BQ-9000® Certified Laboratory. The laboratory must have a quality management system that meets the requirements of the NBAC, and analyze biodiesel following the ASTM D6751 Standard Specification for Biodiesel Fuel Blend Stock (B100) for Middle Distillate Fuels, and follows various ASTM, UOP and EN test methods referenced within the specification.

The certification process begins with a desk audit of the quality system to verify the NBAC required elements are in place. The laboratory is then subject to a full on-site audit to verify the effectiveness of the quality system and the test methods performed. This certification process holds the laboratory to a higher standard and promotes consistency in testing and quality. 

Jeff Kaylor, Regional Vice President for Inland Waterways, stated, "The award of the BQ-9000® certification for biodiesel testing is an honor for our staff and the biodiesel laboratory. Intertek is committed to providing our clients with reliable, high quality, biofuel testing and inspection services, in the USA and on a global basis."

Intertek's worldwide networks of biofuel laboratories test a wide range of renewable fuel products and blends, including biodiesel, ethanol, and biomass fuels. Shipping of client samples to the global laboratory network is easy to arrange with prompt testing and reporting to clients.

Intertek biodiesel, biofuel, petroleum, and Illinois region testing capabilities:

For Sales Inquiries:
Deanna McGraw
Biofuels Business Development Manager
Tel: +1 713 407 3500
Email: deanna.mcgraw@intertek.com   

For Market and Media Inquiries:
Erik Holladay
Global Marketing Director, Commodities
Tel: +1 713 407 3500
Email: erik.holladay@intertek.com

About Intertek

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.  From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers' products, processes and assets.  With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies' success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users' expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide.  Visit www.intertek.com.