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CEN Releases Another Technical Specification for Biobased Products

Published on April 30, 2014

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Technical Committee CEN/TC 411 has published CEN/TS 16640:2014: Biobased Products – Determination of the biobased carbon content of products using the radiocarbon method. CEN had previously published technical specifications also based on the radiocarbon content of biobased materials.

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USDA Resumes Processing of BioPreferred Labeling Program Applications

Published on July 11, 2013

On July 10, 2013, the USDA has started accepting applications for its BioPreferred Labeling Program, which was suspended early this year due to lack of funding. The USDA has also added 10 new biobased product categories for preferred Federal procurement. There are now 97 designated categories representing about 10,000 unique types of products.

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Beta Analytic Taiwan Office Now Accepts Samples

Published on June 10, 2013

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited biobased content testing laboratory Beta Analytic has recently opened an office in Taipei City to better serve product manufacturers in Taiwan. Clients can now be billed in Taiwan Dollar (TWD) through this office. The option to pay in US Dollars (USD) is still available through the Miami headquarters.

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ISO Publishes Radiocarbon-Based Standard for Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Published on March 25, 2013

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published an air-quality standard for measuring the ratio between biogenic and fossil-derived carbon dioxide emissions from stationary sources. The standard is called ISO 13833:2013, Stationary source emissions — Determination of the ratio of biomass (biogenic) and fossil-derived carbon dioxide — Radiocarbon sampling and determination.

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Beta Analytic Maintains ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited Status

Published on January 14, 2013

ASTM D6866 testing provider Beta Analytic has successfully completed its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 re-accreditation assessment, according to Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. PJLA said Beta Analytic’s certification will remain valid as long as the lab continues to maintain the re-accreditation assessments.

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USDA Adds 12 New Product Categories to BioPreferred Program

Published on November 30, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has added 12 new product categories to its BioPreferred Program. There are now more than 2,300 additional biobased products offered for preferred purchasing consideration by all federal government agencies and contractors. The final rule was published in the Federal Register Vol. 77 No. 223. It is effective December 19, 2012. […]

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US EPA sets Biobased Diesel Volume for 2013 at 1.28 Billion Gallons

Published on September 17, 2012

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established the amount of bio-diesel products required to be included in diesel fuel markets in 2013. Biobased diesel products are advanced bio-fuels that are derived from sources that include vegetable oils and wastes oils from renewable sources.

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Biobased Testing Lab Beta Analytic Opens Office in South Korea

Published on September 13, 2012

Korean manufacturers and distributors of products made from renewable sources can now send samples for biobased content testing to Beta Analytic’s forwarding office in Seoul. The company is committed to support the biobased industry in the region by providing fast and accurate testing services as per the ASTM D6866 and CEN 16137 standards. The Seoul […]

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USDA Proposes to add 12 New Product Categories to BioPreferred Program

Published on June 7, 2012

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on June 5, 2012, the proposed addition of 12 biobased product categories to become eligible for federal procurement preference. Once the proposed rule is finalized, more than 2,300 additional biobased products will be offered for preferred purchasing consideration by all federal government agencies and contractors.

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Beta Analytic Co-sponsors BiPoCo 2012 Conference in Hungary

Published on May 14, 2012

Biobased content testing provider Beta Analytic Inc. is one of the sponsors of the International Conference on Bio-based Polymers and Composites (BiPoCo 2012). Alex Shroff, Beta Analytic’s deputy manager for European operations, will be taking charge of the company’s booth. The conference will be held in Siófok, Hungary, from May 27 to May 31, 2012, […]

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