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American GreenFuels earns environmental validations for biodiesel

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Connecticut, US-based biofuel producer American GreenFuels has achieved two UL Environmental Claim Validations for its biodiesel product.

The two validations include: Recycled Content – biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels contains and average of 42% post-consumer recycled content; and By-product Synergy – biodiesel produced by the company contains an average of 46% by-product synergy feedstock content.

UL Environmental Claim Validations lend third-party credibility to single-attribute environmental claims. Along with its official validation decision, UL congratulated American GreenFuels on its achievement and continued leadership in the field of biodiesel production.

"We are very proud to have accomplished this achievement,” commented Raf Aviner, president of American GreenFuels. “This certification is also unique to American GreenFuels because we are not aware of any other biodiesel plants that have obtained UL certifications for their biodiesel production. We look forward to promoting the benefits of our biodiesel and encouraging Connecticut homeowners to include certified biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels in their home heating oil, and Connecticut municipalities to include our product in offices, schools, and on-road diesel vehicles. By using certified biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels we can all help clean up Connecticut's environment."

The company’s plant, which is located in New Haven, Connecticut, uses waste products from other industries to produce its biodiesel. Feedstock often includes waste oils, such as used cooking oil from restaurants and food factories.

Currently, a number of heating oil distributors in the state blend certified biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels into traditional ultra-low sulphur heating oil. Residents are able to request the company’s biodiesel from their home heating oil dealer.

"UL congratulates American GreenFuels for their achievement of By-Product Synergy and Recycled Content validations for its biodiesel," added Alberto Uggetti, vice-president and general manager of UL's environment and sustainability division. "Their participation of the rigorous validation process signifies their commitment to sustainable practices."