Partners in Sustainability

Blue Ridge Biofuels has worked with many governmental agencies, non-profits, municipalities, and businesses to make biofuels available in Western North Carolina. In addition, biodiesel is one part of a comprehensive sustainability plan in our communities. 

We would like to thank and acknowledge our partners in sustainability!

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project's mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. Our vision is of strong farms, thriving local food economies, and healthy communities where farming is valued as central to our heritage and our future.

Asheville Independent Restaurants is an association created to support, promote, benefit, and raise awareness of its member restaurants.

Biofuels Center of North Carolina The Biofuels Center of North Carolina’s long-term task is to develop a statewide biofuels industry to reduce the state's dependence on imported liquid fuels. The goal is to replace 10 percent of the state’s liquid fuel consumption – or about 600 million gallons – with locally grown and produced biofuels by 2017. Filling up with locally grown and manufactured biofuels blends will allow citizens to empower not just their vehicles, but also the North Carolina economy.

Carolina Waste Oil Specializes in moving used motor oils, old home heating oils, and waste industrial fluids from businesses and farms to the recycling process. 

Conservation Pros Conservation Pros is a Building Performance Contracting Firm that offers modern, high-performance solutions for your existing residential or commercial building. From duct sealing to complete green renovations, Conservation Pros is your one-stop-shop for energy retrofits.

Cooking Oil Recycling Program is a community project run by Blue Ridge Biofuels for providing used cooking oils and grease recycling services to Western North Carolina. The COR Program is the first of its kind in the region and provides recycling services previously unavailable in our local communities. Visit our website for the recycling bin nearest you!

Green Opportunities is a community-based development organization dedicated to improving lives, communities and the health of the planet through innovative green collar job training and placement programs. We are committed to empowering low-income neighborhoods in Asheville by preparing residents for well-paying jobs, completing hands-on projects that make these neighborhoods safer and more environmentally sustainable, and linking the residents of these neighborhoods to jobs and other community resources that lead to greater empowerment.

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition Promoting the use of alternative fuels in Eastern TN.

EvolveEnergy Partnership seeks to deliver the innovation, finance, policy and workforce tools needed to support the expansion of existing clean energy businesses and the formation of new ventures. Through partnership, we are building on our unique assets to develop a clean energy cluster with lasting regional and global significance.

Land for Tomorrow Helping protect and save wild lands in Western NC for future generations and clean water today.

Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition The Clean Vehicles Coalition is a Clean Cities program of the Land of Sky Regional Council in the Western North Carolina area. We were designated by the US DOE on July 26, 2012 as an official Clean Cities program for the five county area surrounding Asheville including Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison and Transylvania counties.

Peak Energy Formerly Haywood Oil, this locally-owned company started delivering Bioheat for Blue Ridge Biofuels in December 2014. We are also co-located with Peak Energy at our Asheville headquarters on New Leicester Hwy.

Mountain Area Restaurant Vendors The Mountain Area Restaurant Vendors was created in 2010 and provides a source for professional restaurant and hospitality vendors in Western North Carolina. The network was developed out of the need for consistent, trustworthy, experienced personnel who provide quality products and professional services to the hospitality industry.

North Carolina Biodiesel Association The North Carolina Biodiesel Association is an advocacy group of North Carolina based biodiesel producers that are focused on producing renewable, clean burning biodiesel based fuel for use here in North Carolina. Our primary focus is to raise awareness about the biodiesel industry, it’s struggle in North Carolina and the United States to establish itself as a mainstream motor fuel and fuel oil alternative.

North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association works to ensure a sustainable future by promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency to the benefit of North Carolina through education, public policy and economic development.

NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources primary mission is to protect North Carolina's environment and natural resources. In executing this mission, DENR operates with the broad-based understanding that the following three fundamental principles are integral components of its protective mandate: philosophy, economics, and science.

NC State Energy Office is dedicated to ensuring a sustainable energy future for the citizens of North Carolina. To achieve this, the Division encourages "leading by example" with programs, services and technical expertise focused on energy efficiency in the public sector, encouraging the growth and development of the state’s energy economy and making North Carolina a leader in the creation of green jobs. The Division works to increase the use of renewable energy, alternative fuels and energy efficiency throughout the state, serving as the principal source of information for these energy areas. 

North Carolina Biotechnology Center's mission is to provide long-term economic and societal benefits to North Carolina through support of biotechnology research, business, education and strategic policy statewide.

NC BioNetwork supports the mission of the North Carolina Community College System to align world class workforce training and education to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life science industries. The BioNetwork trains at all levels of this industry, upgrading the skills of incumbent workers, from entry level to management.

North Carolina Solar Center advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices, and policies.

Self-Help Credit Union is a member-owned, federally insured, state-chartered credit union in North Carolina. It raises market rate deposits from members to make commercial, consumer, and home loans. Self-Help Credit Union is a nonprofit entity. Its members include individuals, nonprofit and religious organizations, and other socially responsible people and institutions.

Stanley Environmental Services Clean, Green Waste Service Since 1971 For more than 39 years, Stanley Environmental Solutions Inc. has provided the Carolinas with progressive solutions to waste disposal and recycling needs. Whether you need the septic system for your home cleaned or the grease traps in your food service business emptied, we can do any job at any time – and all the waste will be recycled!

Triangle Clean Cities Coalition is comprised of local & state government agencies, private companies, non-profit organizations, and interested individuals who are dedicated to accelerating the use of alternative fuels and advanced transportation technologies to improve air quality and energy security in the greater Triangle Region of North Carolina.

Western North Carolina Green Building Council is a 501C3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote environmentally sustainable and health conscious building practices through community education and innovative programs.

WNC Regional Air Quality Agency is a local government program that monitors and enforces regulations for Air Quality in Buncombe County and the City of Asheville, NC. Our mission is to safeguard public health and the environment, while preserving the quality of life and economic vitality of the area.

The Western North Carolina Alliance has been a trusted community partner for over 30 years, marshaling grassroots support to keep our forests healthy, our air and water clean, and our communities vibrant.

Waste Reduction Partners Waste Reduction Partners, a team of highly experienced staff and volunteer retired engineers, architects and scientists, provides North Carolina businesses and institutions with waste and energy reduction assessments and technical assistance. WRP services are typically grant-sponsored or supported through technical service contracts to provide technical assistance to its clients at no-cost. All services are nonregulatory and confidential. The WRP mission is to work for a sustainable economy, healthy environment, and better quality of life throughout North Carolina.

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