Biodiesel Procurement & Supply
UGC works with biodiesel plants of all shapes and sizes. From the largest BQ 9000 facilities to the mom and pops. Whether that be from providing them feedstock, purchasing their biodiesel or managing their glycerin by product off take, we have it covered. We started in this industry as a biodiesel producer so we have an intimate and comprehensive understanding what your days at the plant are like. We want every biodiesel plant in this country to be successful and we want to be part of that success. UGC’s quality control program and intimate experience ensures each and every blender of biodiesel whom engages in purchases from UGC for their blending operations, will indeed have the peace of mind that every drop has passed rigorous testing and is sure to meet ASTM D6751 latest version specification.
Biodiesel; refers to a vegetable oil- or animal fat-based diesel fuel consisting of long-chain alkyl (methyl, ethyl, or propyl) esters. Biodiesel is typically made by chemically reacting lipids (e.g., vegetable oil, soybean oil, animal fat with an alcohol producing fatty acid esters. Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and is thus distinct from the vegetable and waste oils used to fuel converted diesel engines. Biodiesel can be used alone, or blended with petrodiesel in any proportions. Biodiesel blends can also be used as heating oil.
Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that is reducing U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum, creating jobs and improving the environment. Made from a diverse mix of feedstocks including recycled cooking oil, soybean oil, and animal fats, it is the first and only EPA-designated Advanced Biofuel in commercial-scale production across the country and the first to reach 1 billion gallons of annual production. Meeting strict technical fuel quality and engine performance specifications, it can be used in existing diesel engines without modification and is covered by all major engine manufacturers’ warranties, most often in blends of up to 5 percent or 20 percent biodiesel. It is produced at plants in nearly every state in the country.