Michigan Soybean Committee, St. Johns, Michigan
This farmer-led organization directs the soybean checkoff program in Michigan. The Michigan Soybean Committee (MSC) manages checkoff resources to increase return on investment for 12,000 Michigan soybean farmers, while enhancing sustainable soybean production. The MSC board of directors is made up of seven soybean farmers appointed by Michigan’s governor.
Michigan Soybean Association, St. Johns, Michigan
The Michigan Soybean Association is a membership organization which represents Michigan soybean producer's interests at the state and national levels. MSA performs lobbying, advocacy, and other legislative activities on behalf of Michigan soybeans and their growers at the state and national level.
Producers & Feedstock Providers
Chevron Renewable Energy Group, Ames, Iowa
Chevron Renewable Energy Group is leading the energy and transportation industries’ transition to lower carbon by converting renewable resources into high-quality fuels. We are an international producer of lower carbon fuels that significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions to immediately reduce carbon impact. Chevron Renewable Energy Group utilizes a global integrated procurement, distribution and logistics network to operate 11 biorefineries in the U.S. and Europe. In 2021, the business produced 480 million gallons delivering 4.1 million metric tons of carbon reduction. Chevron acquired Renewable Energy Group in June 2022.
Third Coast Commodities, LLC, Buchanan, Michigan
Third Coast Commodities LLC provides service to over 200 companies nationally and internationally in the broader Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) industry: commercial crush, biofuels, restaurant recycling, oleo chemical, animal feed, and heating oil markets. Above all else, Third Coast aims to give clients insight and certainty in trading their industry by-products while ensuring ease of transaction.
Thumb BioEnergy, Sandusky, Michigan
Thumb BioEnergy collects used cooking and frying oil from more than 1,200 restaurants across Michigan and converts it into clean-burning biodiesel fuel. In operation since 2009, Thumb BioEnergy is a certified BQ-9000 biodiesel producer, demonstrating its commitment to providing high-quality biodiesel fuel to Michigan’s Thumb region and beyond.
W2 Fuel LLC, Adrian, Michigan
W2 Fuel is a growing biofuel manufacturer, with locations in Michigan and Iowa and partners and customers across the United States. The company has been a premier biodiesel producer in the Great Lakes Region since 2012 and is BQ-9000 certified for biodiesel quality assurance.
Logistics & Bulk Transportation Providers
Ag Energy Transport, Buchanan, Michigan
A women owned business, AG Energy Transport (AET) is a for-hire carrier that specializes in the transportation of Oils and Fats. With a focus on providing safe, quality services, AET remains committed to consistently meet or exceed our customers’ requirements through the combination of competitive pricing, dedicated employees, and modern equipment.
Stillwell Logistics, Buchanan, Michigan
Stillwell Logistics is a multi-modal, third-party freight brokerage with international reach. While originally founded with a specialty in non-hazardous liquid co-products and by-products, Stillwell Logistics now offers customer focused logistics solutions for everything from bulk dry material to specialty loads like Kosher food ingredients.
Fuel Marketers & Bulk Haulers
Altom Transport, Clare, Michigan (Home Office: Hammond, Indiana)
In the highly competitive tanker-hauling business, where quality customer service ranks equally as high as safe, on-time product delivery, Altom Transport, Inc. prides itself on an unparalleled record of success. Altom has always aspired to provide the highest level of service on every single delivery – no matter how large or small. This service standard has made them one of the Nation’s most respected tanker companies. Whether hauling across town or across the country, Altom is proud to fuel its vehicles with biodiesel blends in support of our mission of success.
Cooperative Elevator Co., Pigeon, Michigan
Cooperative Elevator Co. has served diverse farmers in Michigan’s Thumb region for more than 100 years. Its 1,115 grower producers proudly grow and harvest the highest quality agricultural products. Cooperative Elevator Co. also provides value-added products and services to meet customers’ energy needs. Committed to sustainability, Cooperative Elevator Co. was named Michigan’s 2017 Outstanding Green Agribusiness.
Warner Petroleum Corporation, Clare, Michigan
Warner Petroleum Corporation is committed to providing the best possible service to its customers. For more than 40 years, the Warner Petroleum Team has built a reputation for dependability, integrity, and reliability from suppliers and end users alike. Warner is a direct supplier to merchant marine fleets on the Great Lakes and offers a comprehensive supply of marine fuel products and related services through state-of-the-art and strategically located operations across the Great Lakes, including its Detroit River fueling wharf, Detroit and Chicago bunkering barges, and “mobile facility” certified truck tanker fleet.
Clean Energy Technology Companies
Optimus Technologies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Optimus Technologies is a clean energy technology company and the creator of the revolutionary Vector System, an EPA-compliant, biodiesel fuel conversion system for medium and heavy-duty diesel trucks. This proprietary technology enables vehicles to operate on 100% biodiesel, resulting in drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (80%+) while at the same time reducing fuel costs.
Clean Fuels Alliance America, Jefferson City, Missouri
Clean Fuels Alliance America, formerly the National Biodiesel Board, serves as the clean energy industry’s primary source for technical, environmental and quality assurance programs. The organization is a strong voice for advanced biofuel advocacy, communications and market development.
Clean Fuels Michigan, Lansing, Michigan
Michigan Clean Cities, East Lansing, Michigan
Michigan Clean Cities creates projects and drives solutions to speed the paradigm shift to clean transportation. We are designated under the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Initiative, bringing the resources of national laboratories and funding opportunities to our members to help reduce the barriers to adopting low and zero emission vehicles and fuels into their operations toward the national goals of energy security, environmental health, and economic security.
Clean Fuel Industry Consultants
Groen Solutions, Chicago, Illinois
Groen Solutions LLC is a dynamic environmental consulting firm focused on equitable and sustainable solutions for our everyday lives. The firm is currently focused on the adoption of alternative transportation fuels and technologies, including biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel.
Indigenous Energy, Chicago, Illinois
Indigenous Energy is an environmental consulting firm that partners with stakeholders to promote and advance the use of biodiesel and other sustainable fuels and technologies. Since 2005, the company has been focused on tracking and reducing carbon emissions in existing medium and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment.
JenMotion Marketing, Saline, Michigan
JenMotion Marketing is a full-service communications firm specializing in strategic planning, marketing and advertising, website development, brand building, and more. JenMotion works closely with the biofuels industry and Original Engine Manufacturers (OEMs) to increase the acceptance and use of clean, renewable advanced biofuels like biodiesel and renewable diesel.
MARC-IV Consulting, Kearney, Missouri
MARC-IV ("M4") Consulting fosters the development of biobased innovations that benefit the agricultural community and enhance our environment. M4 Consulting has been a leading force in the development and execution of technical, regulatory, economic, and policy efforts needed to grow the biomass-based diesel industry from a few million gallons 20 years ago, to more than 6 billion by 2030.
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