History

We began selling SeQuential biodiesel by the five-gallon jug out of the back of a pick-up truck.

In many ways, our company was born in the same place our products begin: the back of a restaurant. Mazzi’s Italian eatery to be exact—the Eugene, Oregon pizza shop where Ian Hill and Tyson Keever first met in 2001. The pair shared a passion for the environment, and quickly struck up a friendship over a love for the outdoors and strong belief that there had to be a better way to create energy without harming the planet. SeQuential was formed a year later.

Early on, we sold homemade biodiesel by the barrel from a pickup truck. After thousands of miles on the road and hundreds of relationships forged, we now produce millions of gallons of ultra-low carbon biodiesel each year. And we’ve replicated our model across the west – collecting and recycling used cooking oil throughout Oregon, Washington and California.

Strong partnerships have always been a part of our DNA. In 2018 we joined forces with California-based Crimson Renewable Energy to take our mission to build a better energy model to a new level. Together with Crimson, we’re the largest ultra-low carbon biodiesel producer on the West Coast, and one of the only companies handling the process from beginning to end: collecting used cooking oil, refining it into biodiesel and refueling vehicles, fleets, fuel stations and our local communities.