Delivering Decisive Expertise for your Project 

For many industry organizations and businesses MARC-IV have been the keystone technical and economic experts for building, developing and bringing a commercial product to market.


“Soup to Nuts!”  How many times have you heard the expression and wondered what it originally meant?  An American idiom meaning from beginning to end, it was used to describe a full course dinner.  With M4, our menu of expertise spans a wide range of capabilities.  Our unique skill set and experience with technical, economic, regulatory, and public policy issues enables us to better serve your specific needs and help you make decisions that positively impact your bottom line.


If your first challenge is accurately envisioning your future, we have assisted private companies, farmer cooperatives, and national trade associations through the facilitation of critical meetings or leading their strategic planning effort.  M4 has also played direct support roles for our clients.  Members of our team have served as the Technical Director for the National Biodiesel Board and led their technical program since 1994.


If you need “boots on the ground,” we can implement highly technical programming. Our team has championed the creation of a national model for quality management accreditation similar to ISO-9001 protocol for the biodiesel industry, implemented fuel quality enforcement programs and, most recently, team members at M4 are actively engaging the diesel engine service industry for technical comprehension of biodiesel performance in today’s modern diesel engines.


Measurement is a very important tool in determining whether or not biobased products are gaining traction within government procurement processes as well as retail commercial ventures. MARC-IV has provided these services for the Illinois Soybean Board so they can determine if soybean checkoff investments in these areas are expanding markets and demand for soy-based products. The recommendations from these surveys helped our board make educated and strategic decisions for future investments.”

– Craig Ratajczyk, CEO, Illinois Soybean Association