About – Advanced Fuel Solutions

Family business mentality.
Big business capability.

Established in 1994, Advanced Fuel Solutions has forged strategic relationships with business partners at every level of the liquid fuels supply chain, including bulk fuel terminals, wholesalers, diesel and heating oil distributors, fuel quality service companies, trucking fleets, nationally recognized additive manufacturers, and leading analytical testing laboratories.

AFS specializes in formulating proprietary performance fuel additive packages designed to improve the performance of diesel, gasoline, biodiesel and home heating oil. Based on its proven Optimum Discovery Process™,  AFS develops customized additive formulations designed to meet its client’s specific needs. AFS provides counsel to transportation fleets on all aspects of fuel quality management, including procurement programs proven to save thousands of dollars on fuel expenditures each year.

This video provides an overview of the services that AFS provides.

A Story Worth Telling

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Paul Nazzaro established AFS out of his home office with the aim of educating the petroleum supply chain on the importance of fuel quality. By helping to drastically improve his clients’ experiences with the fuels they were buying and selling, and bringing transparency to additive manufacturing and distribution, Nazzaro became a pioneer in helping to dispel the outdated industry myth that equated fuel additives to snake oil. Today, out of its headquarters in North Andover, MA, AFS continues to work with forward-thinking fuel distributers and marketers to improve the petroleum supply pool by prioritizing highest quality over lowest price.

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Among countless milestones over the past two-and-a-half decades, AFS has:

  • Treated several billion gallons of middle distillate fuels.
  • Launched more than two dozen premium fuel brands for private companies.
  • Spearheaded the national commercialization of biodiesel.
  • Conducted hundreds of educational symposiums across the U.S.
  • Pioneered the reformulation of fuel treatment packages to account for the changing makeup of the supply pool due to renewables being blended into gasoline, heating oil and diesel.
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In 2019, AFS celebrated its 25th year in business. While its core values have never changed and will continue to inform its corporate strategy, the company’s relentless drive for progress translates to constant improvement, innovation, and renewal so that it can better serve its customers in today’s rapidly changing energy landscape. With one eye on the evolving policies, technologies, and resources driving change across the petroleum industry, and another on the buyers, sellers, and consumers of middle distillate fuels, the AFS team remains committed to preparing its customers for the future while improving their businesses today.

Founder & President

Prior to founding AFS, Paul Nazzaro became an early adopter of utilizing the latest chemical technologies to enhance fuel quality on behalf of organizations such as Northeast Petroleum, Coastal Corporation, and Global Companies, LLC. Paul has also represented the National Biodiesel Board since 1996 as their petroleum liaison, helping to reduce roadblocks impeding biodiesel’s domestic commercialization.

He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Finance Committee for the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association and the New England Fuel Institute. Paul is a longstanding member of countless industry organizations, including TMC and ASTM, among many others.

His writing has appeared in Fuel Oil News, Biodiesel Magazine, Transport Topics, Commercial Fuel Buyer, Fuel Marketer News, and Indoor Comfort Marketing, among others notable industry publications.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“We had been with the same additive supplier for over 30 years before we switched to Advanced Fuel Solutions. Not only did we save money by switching to AFS, the wealth of knowledge and support they have given us along the way has been tremendous. We started out having them supply our gasoline and diesel additives. We gained enough trust in their organization that they are now our sole supplier for all of our general aviation and military jet fuel additive requirements.”

Dean Williamson, President, IPT LLC Terminals

We’ve been working with AFS for many years now. Paul’s extremely knowledgeable about additives – he’s always educating and innovating, but really it’s the energy, enthusiasm and proactive approach to service that sets him and his company apart. I feel we couldn’t do better with any other company.

– Terminal Operations, Global Partners

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