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ASTM D6866 Measures Renewable Content of Foams

Published on May 20, 2009

Consumer demand for green products is high, and home furnishing businesses have joined the bandwagon. There are now upholstered seat cushions and bedding foam that are no longer 100% made of petroleum products. Foams of some furniture and mattresses available in the market nowadays have components made from soybeans.

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U.S. EPA to Revise Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Published on May 18, 2009

In an effort to reduce dependence on fuel imports by increasing domestic sources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to change its Renewable Fuel Standard Program.  Changes to the regulation of fuels and fuel additives include:

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Beta Public Comment: EPA Proposed Protocol on Biofuels

Published on May 12, 2009

In its public comment submitted to the U.S. EPA, Beta Analytic recommends the use of ASTM D6866 to determine the biogenic fraction of fuels derived from biomass. Beta points out that ASTM D6866 can precisely and accurately quantify the biogenic fraction of any type of fuel derived from biomass and blended fuel mixtures that contain […]

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WCI: Use ASTM D6866 to Determine Biomass Fuel Portion of CO2 Emissions

Published on May 10, 2009

The Western Climate Initiative recommends ASTM D6866 analysis to determine the biomass fuel portion of carbon dioxide emissions produced by the combustion of mixtures of biomass fuel and fossil fuel. This mandate also covers municipal solid wastes, which have been categorized by the WCI as waste-derived fuels.

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Beta Public Comment: EPA GHG Protocol Proposed Rule

Published on May 6, 2009

Beta Analytic director, Thierry Sam Tamers, submitted a public comment to the U.S. EPA advocating the use of ASTM D6866 to determine the biomass fraction of all heterogeneous fuels, not only for municipal solid waste. The ASTM D6866 is a viable and accurate method that can be used for any type of sample whether solid, […]

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US EPA Includes ASTM D6866 in Proposed Mandatory Reporting Rule

Published on March 21, 2009

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends ASTM D6866 as the standard for the determination of biogenic CO2 from municipal solid wastes used as fuel combustion source.

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Beta Analytic to Present During 1st Int’l GHG Measurement Symposium

Published on March 10, 2009

ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic will present about ASTM D6866 during the First International Greenhouse Gas Measurement Symposium to be held in Burlingame, California, from March 22 to March 25, 2009. Beta is the world’s largest professional radiocarbon dating services provider.

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Western Climate Initiative Recommends ASTM D6866

Published on March 1, 2009

In the third draft of its essential requirements of mandatory reporting, the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) has identified ASTM D6866 as the standard method for measuring biogenic CO2 emissions from general stationary fuel combustion sources.

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Beta Public Comment: Renewables Obligation Draft Fuel Measurement

Published on February 5, 2009

Beta submitted a comment on the question posed in Section 3.39 of the Renewables Obligation: DRAFT Fuel Measurement and Sampling Guidance document published in December 2008.

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California AB32 Uses ASTM D6866

Published on January 10, 2009

The California Air Resources Board has incorporated ASTM D6866 in its mandatory reporting regulation for greenhouse gas emissions. ASTM D6866 is the standard method for determining carbon-neutral CO2 emissions from general stationary combustion facilities, cement plants, and electric plants.

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