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FutureFuel Corp

FutureFuel Corp. was created in 2005 as a special purpose acquisition vehicle to acquire companies that we believe can make a notable impact in the biofuel and fuel industries. In the summer of 2006, we found just that in FutureFuel Chemical Company (formerly named “Eastman SE, Inc.”) near Batesville, Arkansas. On October 31, 2006 we completed the acquisition and since then have worked to become a leader in the U.S. biofuel industry, while maintaining the facility’s status as a world-class specialty chemical manufacturer.

Manufacturing Facility History
FutureFuel’s manufacturing facility, with over 400 employees, has a 30 year history of specialty and custom chemical development and production, first as a member of the Chemicals Division of Eastman Kodak Company from 1976—1993, and then as a member of Eastman Chemical Company from 1994—2006.

Manufacturing Capabilities
FutureFuel has the people, facilities, and technology to offer a variety of specialty chemical products, including fine and performance chemicals in quantities ranging from a few hundred pounds to many millions of pounds. Toll conversions and custom syntheses are also available for meeting specific customer needs.

Modern, general-purpose batch processing equipment features state-of-the-art computer-controlled technology. Dedicated continuous processing facilities can be provided to meet customer production requirements.

ISO Registered Facility

Committed to a sustainable and healthy today and tomorrow.

FutureFuel maintains the highest standards of safety for both our employees and our environment. We take responsibility to our community seriously and believe it important to do our part for its well- being. With this view, we have applied our experience and know-how as a world-class supplier of custom and specialty organic chemicals to becoming a leading U.S. manufacturer of premium biodiesel and other biofuels.

Health, Safety, Environment, and Security
FutureFuel is committed to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative. Responsible Care® is the chemical industry’s world-class performance initiative which is committed to the safe, responsible and sustainable management of chemicals through their entire life cycle, and for their intended end use. Responsible Care® is not merely a program at FutureFuel; it’s the way we do business.

For more information on FutureFuel’s commitment to HSES, please see the following links:


Product Stewardship

FutureFuel Chemical Company strives to reduce our global impact throughout all stages of the production life cycle.  Our commitment to Product Stewardship includes:
  • Characterization of health, safety, environmental, and security risks;
  • Careful evaluation of safer alternatives;
  • Designing processes to minimize waste generation;
  • Thoroughly evaluating hazards and risks associated with our products;
  • Determining proper measures for managing those risks;
  • Communicating along the value chain so our products can be safely used for their intended purpose;
  • Working with our partners to ensure raw material and products are responsibly made, shipped, and consumed.
To ensure this information is readily available to all our stakeholders, we have developed product summaries for our products which pose the highest risks. Click on the link to access the appropriate stewardship summary.