A focus on ASTM fuel standards and attention to fuel quality for blends of 20% biodiesel (B20) and below has enabled the North American industry to unite in reaching ambitious goals – over 3 billion gallons per year, with plans to hit 6 billion gallons in 2030 and 15 billion gallons in 2050. As genuine interest in decarbonizing skyrockets, B20 is not enough to meet ambitious carbon reduction demands. B20 is becoming the new B5, and B50/B100 the new B20! Get up to speed on the latest industry research and development to secure ASTM and ISO fuel standards for higher biodiesel blends in both traditional and new markets, including Bioheat® fuel. We’ll also see how the industry’s focus on fuel quality is paying off as customers demand higher blends.
Clean Fuels Alliance America
Scott Fenwick serves as the Technical Director for Clean Fuels Alliance America. Fenwick leads the advancement of core member services for technical and quality assurance support issues. He provides key support for technical aspects needed by biodiesel stakeholders including both producer members, obligated parties and fuel users to effectively position the biodiesel industry. Additionally, he educates key decision makers to help build industry credibility. In addition to coordinating the OEM and fuel quality programs under Clean Fuels Alliance America, Fenwick has also been elected to chair the ASTM D02 Committee covering all Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels and Lubricants. He also coordinates other international biodiesel and fuel activities for other standards development organizations. After serving as Chairman of the BQ-9000 Commission, he is now a liaison to the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission. Previously, Fenwick was involved with the fuel inspection industry for nearly 25 years and managed several fuel testing laboratories. After attending Purdue University, he also worked for Archer Daniels Midland Company organizing their Biofuels Technical Services.
Colin Huwyler is a veteran of the renewable fuels industry. Prior to becoming CEO of Optimus, he was the founder and CEO of Fossil Free Fuel, a renewable fuel company, and was the Director of Research and Technology at Steel City Biofuels, a biodiesel program of Penn State University. Huwyler is the co-inventor on a number of Optimus patents, holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and earned a certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
Steve Howell is a principle in M4 Consulting, a firm dedicated to the development of industrial products from agriculture. Howell currently serves as the Chair of the ASTM Biodiesel Task Force for biodiesel standards, a position he has held since 1994. He currently serves as the Senior Technical Advisor for Clean Fuels Alliance America, working closely with Technical Director Scott Fenwick. Howell is the only person who has ever been selected as a Fellow of both ASTM International and the American Oil Chemist Society.