Baker Commodities, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has acquired a controlling interest in San Diego, CA-based New Leaf Biofuel. Baker Commodities, Inc., a leader in the rendering and recycling industry since 1937, has been a long-time supporter of, and supplier to, the biodiesel industry. The purchase of New Leaf allows Baker to expand into other markets that vertically integrate with its rendering operations, and brings added value for the fats and oils it produces.
“We are excited to have New Leaf Biofuel as a division that will continue the recycling of fats and oils into an environmentally clean and sustainable fuel for all Californians to use,” said Jim Andreoli, Jr, Co-President, Baker Commodities. “As renderers, we in the industry have been recycling fats and proteins for hundreds of years, and to be able to use these materials to further support our society’s needs is a natural fit for our rendering business.”
Since 2006, New Leaf Biofuel has been converting used cooking oil into ultra-low carbon biodiesel, which is used in commercial and municipal fleets throughout California. New Leaf Biofuel President Jennifer Case and her husband Tyler Case, Vice President of Operations, are excited to work with Baker as the general operators of New Leaf Biofuel. "We couldn't be happier about becoming part of Baker Commodities,” said Case. “We are both family-owned businesses and share very similar philosophies and corporate sustainability goals. We’re excited to help the company in its future growth.”
Baker’s vision is to be able to take its recycling process full circle with no waste, fully recycling everything it picks up into products and materials that benefit the environment and the community at large. It plans to produce the best biodiesel in the state of California, and eventually the entire U.S., by expanding its capabilities and customer base.
Baker Commodities Inc. has been a leading providers of rendering and grease removal services since 1937.