Tri-State Biodiesel — Your Green Fuel Supplier
  • Brent Baker, Chief Executive Officer — Brent Baker is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Sustainable Biodiesel Company (TSBC) and its subsidiaries including Tri-State Biodiesel and Bridgeport Biodiesel. Under Baker’s leadership, TSBC is the largest vertically integrated cooking oil-to-biodiesel company on the east coast, recycling millions of gallons of cooking oil throughout the Northeastern US and processing it into clean burning biodiesel fuel. Tri-State Biodiesel is the first, most well-known and biggest biodiesel brand in New York City, and was the first company to sell biodiesel fuel to private fleets in NYC and to provide biodiesel fuel at a gas station pump in the city.

    Baker is a pioneer of the biodiesel movement and has been a biodiesel educator and producer of biodiesel fuel since the fuel emerged in the United States about 20 years ago. He is now a nationally known spokesman on biodiesel and was instrumental in helping to pass New York City’s first ever bill requiring the use of biodiesel in all heating oil sold in the city. More recently, Baker has completed the construction of New England’s largest biodiesel production facility, located in Bridgeport Connecticut.

    Baker has been featured on many media platforms including The New York Times, National Public Radio, ABCs Business Week Weekend and the PBS News Hour, which called him a “Johnny Appleseed of biodiesel” in 2004. Baker serves as a biodiesel industry consultant to both the public and private sector and was featured in the award-winning documentary “Fuel”. Baker, who has met with Al Gore and biodiesel superstar Willie Nelson, was awarded the Social Venture Network’s “Innovators Award” and accepted into the GOLS program, sponsored by Goldman Sachs, and the Clinton Foundation. Email Brent


    TSB_KAVIRKavir Singh, Accounting Manager — Kavir Singh manages all the accounting needs of The Sustainable Biodiesel. He is mainly responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting to management. His previous management accounting experience includes many years working in the Construction and Fashion/Textile industries. He has also acquired a wealth of knowledge in international business trade during his years in the Fashion/Textile industry.


    Jeff Wiseman, General Manager — Jeff is a staunch environmental, social justice and arts advocate. At Tri-State Biodiesel, Jeff has also worked as photoProcurement Manager and Customer Relations Manager. Jeff came to TSB directly from Carnegie Hall, where he was a manager in their office of Strategic Development and Analysis, which works to enhance funding for all education and community outreach programs nationally and internationally. Jeff thoroughly enjoys being on the frontlines of the biodiesel industry with this world-class, cutting-edge company, TSB! Email Jeff


    WillFairleyheadshot01William Fairley, Facility Manager Mr. Fairly manages the personnel and operations of TSB’s, Bronx based, cooking oil rendering facility. He is in charge of maintenance and operation of the facility including all technology and quality control. Formerly a jet engine mechanic for the US military, Mr. Fairly brings hard work, dedication, discipline and problem solving skills to the TSB team. Mr. Fairly is always ready for the next challenge, and has been the leader on many improvements in the facility including installation of an industrial heat ex-changer, steam boiler, and new storage tank as well as multiple pump installations. Each of these improvements has lead to increased capacity and faster processing time at the TSB facility.


    Dehran Duckworth, Board Member and Fuel Sales — Dehran has been with Tri-State Biodiesel as a partner/member since 2006, on the board of directors since 2008, and is currently head of the fuel sales division. Dehran brings a forward-thinking and innovative approach to the marketing of biodiesel and the public education of its benefits and easy implementation. He is responsible for acquiring and maintaining biodiesel accounts in all applicable sectors including truck fleet sales, Bioheat(r) Heating Oil sales, and marketing through filling stations, as well as administering company public outreach efforts around the tri-state area. Email Dehran


    Joshua Sabo, Chief Counsel — With his professional legal experience in energy and technology projects, Joshua brings a high level of legal expertise to the Tri-State Biodiesel team. As Tri-State’s legal counsel, he writes business contracts and other documents, advises on strategy, and oversees our general activities to insure against for future litigation. Joshua’s experience in Albany and Washington , D.C., leaves him well-suited to advise Tri-State on lobbying and public partnership issues. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. He is special counsel to the Green Island Power Authority and is experienced in litigation and appellate work in State and Federal Courts throughout New York State. Email Joshua


    Ethan Garber, Board Member — Garber has more than 20 years experience analyzing, advising, and financing businesses in a wide range of industries. As a restructuring specialist, Garber frequently serves on creditor committees of major national and international companies and is currently consulting as a distressed debt and derivatives trader for the post-bankruptcy liquidation of the Lehman Brothers estate. Prior to joining Lehman, Garber was a proprietary trader for both Bear Stearns and Credit Suisse First Boston and was also a well-regarded distressed debt and restructuring expert at a number of firms including Lehman Brothers, where he was ranked by Institutional Investor magazine as an “All-Star” analyst. Garber has also been a senior debt analyst at Jefferies & Co. and Chase Manhattan and was a founding investor in several successful green-tech ventures including ThermalHouse. Garber graduated from Wesleyan University in 1990 with a B.A in religious studies.


    Bruce Fredrickson, Regional Fuel Sales Representative – Bruce is a strong advocate for creating a Bruce - IMG_0338 (2)sustainable energy future. He brings over 35 years of  sales/ marketing experience in the solid chemical and fuel industry. He is responsible for acquiring and maintaining biodiesel accounts in all applicable sectors including Bioheat(r) Heating Oil sales and biodiesel sales in the truck fleet market.


  • Tri-State Biodiesel, LLC is a New York City based subsidiary of The Sustainable Biodiesel Company LLC.

    The Sustainable Biodiesel Company (TSB) is a national company which is focused on the development and implementation of urban-based biodiesel projects utilizing non-food crop biodiesel feedstocks such as Used Cooking Oil, Jatropha Oil and Algae Oil.

    Founded by life-long biodiesel activist Brent Baker, TSB believes that the use of sustainably-produced biodiesel in combination with demand reduction measures such as mass-transit and transportation alternatives and in concert with technological advances such as diesel hybrids and light rail systems, can create an America that is both energy independent and sustainable.

    TSB also believes that all used cooking oil generated by U.S. restaurants should be captured and processed into biodiesel as part of this national sustainability strategy.

    The Sustainable Biodiesel Company and its affiliates have operations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and California. The company continues to seek dedicated local developers in urban areas through out the United States to work with in implementing successful biodiesel projects.

    This year, TSB was the proud recipient of the Social Venture Network’s (SVN) 2009 Innovation Award for CEO Brent Baker’s work in maintaining “triple bottom line” principals at the company.

  • Start Your Green Career Today!

    Join New York City’s leading biodiesel company, Tri-State Biodiesel, in our campaign to promote cooking oil recycling and biodiesel use in NYC. We are hiring to fill several positions described below. In each case we are looking for mature adults who would like to make a career at our company.

    Please email your resume with a cover letter to careers@tristatebiodiesel.com. Please attach your resume in Word/PDF format, using the job title as the subject line.


    Boiler Technician

    Position Type: Full time
    Compensation: Commensurate with experience
    Hours: Must be prepared to do emergency calls, may include weekends

    Description:
    We are looking for a professional, honest, hard-working boiler technician. Applicant must have at least three years experience repairing and maintaining residential boilers (commercial boiler experience a plus).

    Qualifications:

    • Applicants must have professional appearance and attitude and be extremely reliable.
    • Must be able to perform service calls to fix customer boilers
    • Dependable, punctual, strong work ethic
    • Perform yearly tune-ups and fuel deliveries
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to perform customer relations, and administration of necessary paperwork
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, target oriented environment
    • Understanding of biodiesel industry preferred
    • Preferred but not required: Class B commercial Drivers License with Tank, Airbrake and Hazmat endorsements in good standing

    Chinese Sales Specialist/Driver

    Position Type: Full time
    Compensation: $18/hour starting plus commissions, and full benefits
    Hours: 6am- 2:30 pm

    Description:
    We are looking for hard-working, professional salesperson/driver to help expand our Chinese language speaking customer base and perform collections of cooking oil from existing customers in New York City. The position includes Chinese language customer service, sales and route driving for the city’s leading waste oil disposal service. Applicants must be fluent in English and Mandarin and be willing to work in all NYC boroughs. Applicants must have professional appearance and attitude, be self-motivated, and have excellent communication skills. Training and promotional materials will be provided along with in-depth support from TSB staff. Responsibilities also include generating new restaurant clients, driving collection truck, supervision of shift partner, pump operation for collections, customer relations, and administration of necessary paperwork. Applicants must have a solid understanding of NYC streets and Chinese language speaking neighborhoods.

    Qualifications:

    • Class A commercial license with Tank and Airbrake endorsements
    • Sales/marketing experience required
    • Dependable, strong work ethic
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, target oriented environment
    • Fluency in Mandarin and English
    • Solid sense of commitment and responsibility with a desire to be proactive and take initiative
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, target-oriented environment

    New York and Connecticut Sales & Recruitment Representatives

    Position Type: Full and part-time positions available
    Compensation: $3400/month total target comp after 2 months ½ work for full-time position
    Hours: Flexible, but to include weekday afternoons

    Description:
    We are looking for friendly, outgoing, environmentally-minded salespeople to visit local restaurants and speak with management about our waste cooking oil recycling service. Applicants must have professional appearance and attitude, be self-motivated, and have excellent communication skills. Training and promotional materials will be provided.

    Qualifications:

    • Sales/marketing experience required
    • Dependable, strong work ethic
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Solid sense of commitment and responsibility, with a desire to be proactive and take initiative
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, target-oriented environment

    Professional Drivers

    Position Type: Full time
    Compensation: $18/ hour
    Hours: 3 potential shifts; 6am – 2pm; 3pm – 11pm; and 8pm – 4am

    Description:
    We are looking for professional, honest, hard-working and dedicated driver/operators to drive routes in our collection and fuel trucks. Responsibilities include safety inspections of vehicles, supervision of shift partner, pump operation for deliveries/collections, customer relations, and administration of necessary paperwork. Applicants must have a solid understanding of NYC streets and prior driving experience is required. Applicants must have professional apperance and attitude, be extremely reliable, and must have a Class A commercial license with Tank, Airbrake and Hazmat endorsements in good standing. Training will be provided.

    Qualifications:

    • Dependable, punctual, strong work ethic
    • 2+ years experience driving
    • Physically fit, ability to lift 30-50 lbs. minimum
    • Familiarity with New York City truck routes
    • Valid Class A Driver’s License
    • Clean driving record
    • Tank, Airbrake and Hazmat endorsements required
    • Professional customer service bearing
    • Conversational English proficiency

    Hose Operator

    Position Type: Full time
    Compensation:$12.00/ hour and up according to qualifications
    Hours: 3 potential shifts; 6am – 2pm; 3pm – 11pm; and 8pm – 4am

    Qualifications: We are looking for professional, honest, hard-working and dedicated hose operators to work with drivers in our collection and fuel trucks. Responsibilities will include:

    • Assisting with safety inspections of vehicles
    • Pump operation for deliveries/collections
    • Customer relations
    • Assisting with administration of necessary paperwork
    • Must have professional appearance and attitude
    • Be extremely reliable

    Training will be provided.

  • At Tri-State Biodiesel we put great effort and emphasis into maintaining our business relationships. Whether we are working with restaurant owners, fuel distributors, biodiesel consumers, or other organizations that share our green mission, Tri-State Biodiesel appreciates their services and dedication. Check out a few of our partners below:

    FEATURED PARTNER
    After seeing how much electronic waste (e-waste) New Yorkers irresponsibly discard, a team of IT professionals found one solution to this mounting problem and launched The 4th Bin in the fall of 2009. The company specializes in e-waste collection services for both businesses and residences and is the only service in the city to do so, charging inexpensive fees for pick-up service. Since the company began, it has collected over 110,000 pounds from offices, schools, hospitals, factories, and residences. The 4th Bin is committed to doing business with E-Steward Recyclers (www.e-stewards.org) who uphold the highest standard of environmental and social responsibility.

     

                 

     

     

     

                       

     

     

     

    Tri-State Biodiesel is a member of the following organizations:

    Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce
    New Jersey Restaurant Association
    Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance
    Social Venture Network
    National Biodiesel Board
    Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

    Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation
    Sustainable Business NYC
    Center for the Urban Environment
    No Child Left Inside Coalition
    Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp

  • Contact Us:

    TSBTri-State Biodiesel
    531 Barretto Street
    Bronx, NY 10474

    Phone: (800) 571-7171
    Fax: (718) 860-6610
    Email: info@tristatebiodiesel.com