Affiliated Partners of the B20 Club include not-for-profits, government agencies and other entities that promote and recognize biodiesel as a high-quality alternative fuel source.

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. The ISA checkoff program promotes biodiesel use through education and outreach to fuel marketers, fleet owners and other audiences, including support of B20 Club activities.

The American Lung Association© is the oldest voluntary public health association in the United States, having fought for healthy lungs and clean air for more than a century. Through their research, education, and advocacy activities, they are helping to reduce the burden of indoor and outdoor air pollutants upon lung health.

The Automotive Technology program at Lewis and Clark Community College has received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), a non-profit, independent organization that evaluates and accredits entry-level technician training programs against standards developed by the automotive industry. In line with the ever-changing industry, the Automotive Technology continues to educate students on the latest vehicle technologies and fuels, including biodiesel.

Chicago Area Clean Cities is a nonprofit coalition of stakeholders from government, private business, academia, scientific research, and energy and environmental services working together to promote the use of clean fuels and clean fuel vehicles throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

The Ecology Action Center is a not-for-profit environmental agency with a mission to inspire and assist residents of McLean County, Illinois in creating, strengthening and preserving a healthy environment. The EAC acts as a central resource for environmental education, information, outreach, and technical assistance in McLean County.

Founded in 2005, Indigenous Energy was created when entrepreneurs Pete Probst and Fred Barker won a business plan competition while students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, under the direction of Probst, Indigenous Energy is focused on biodiesel and alternative fuels consulting.

Marc-IV Consulting has been a leading force in the development and execution of technical, regulatory, economic and policy aspects needed to get the biodiesel industry to the 1 billion gallon-per-year mark achieved in 2012. Marc-IV’s unique set of economic and policy skills are combined with hands-on engineering, business development and strategic thinking expertise that can be a valuable resource to any company, trade association, state or federal agency or others wishing to develop industrial products from agriculture. And after 20 years, they’ve only scratched the surface!

MEG CORP is a consulting company with a fuel quality testing laboratory to assess fuel quality and diagnose problems. They provide technical support to petroleum marketers and end users by troubleshooting and solving filter plugging and fuel related issues by operating the Regional Diesel Helpline. Their staff conducts over 75 workshops annually on the topics of diesel, biodiesel, tank management and best practices for trouble-free operation. To date, MEG Corp has teamed up with eight soybean organizations to educate fuel distributors, marketers and end users about biodiesel.

Clean Fuels serves as the industry’s central coordinating entity for technical, environmental and quality assurance programs and will be the strongest voice for its advocacy, communications and market development.

Optimus Technologies is a clean energy technology company and the creator of the revolutionary Vector System, an EPA-compliant, biodiesel fuel 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. The Vector System easily integrates into existing operations to facilitate a seamless transition to low-carbon fuels.

South Shore Clean Cities, Inc. was founded on the principle that motivated individuals working together for common goals best accomplish our nation’s objectives of improving air quality, developing regional economic opportunities and reducing the use of imported oil.

The St. Louis Clean Cities Coalition helps promote sustainability by decreasing petroleum use throughout the city. They work with vehicle fleets, fuel providers and community leaders to fulfill their mission.