Producers, distributors or users should ensure that biodiesel meets, at a minimum, the ASTM D6754 Standard or the CGSB 3.520 (B1-B5) Standard. Users should require that a Certificate of Analysis conducted by an independent lab is provided with each load of biodiesel.
View frequently asked questions (pdf) from the National Biodiesel Board.
Watch Introduction to Biodiesel (WMV) video.
Several independent labs operate in Western Canada that offer test services. These are:
Alberta Research Council
Saskatchewan Research Council Biofuels Test Centre
Manitoba Hyrdo's Selkirk Laboratory
Quality Assurance Programs
BQ9000 is a program that is endorsed by the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association and the National Biodiesel Board in the US. They provide lists of BQ9000 Certified Marketers and Accredited Producers in North America.