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Baker Commodities Buys Recycling, Rendering FirmBaker Commodities Buys Recycling, Rendering Firm

Allan Gerlat

November 3, 2014

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Baker Commodities Buys Recycling, Rendering Firm

Baker Commodities Inc. has acquired a recycling and rendering firm that supplies the biodiesel industry.

The Vernon, Calif.-based Baker Commodities, which also is a recycling and rendering firm, purchased a controlling interest in the San Diego-based New Leaf Biofuel. With the acquisition Baker can expand into other markets that vertically integrate with its rendering operations, and bring added value for the fats and oils it produces, the company said in a news release.

New Leaf Biofuel converts used cooking oil into ultra-low carbon biodiesel, which is used in commercial and municipal fleets throughout California.

“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 of 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.”

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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