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Biobased Content Testing Lab Exhibits at Wood-Plastic Composites 2011

Published on December 6, 2011

Beta Analytic Inc. was one of the exhibitors at Wood-Plastic Composites 2011, an international business conference and exhibition organized by Applied Market Information Ltd (AMI) for the wood-plastic composites industry. Deputy manager for European operations Alex Shroff represented the lab at the conference held in Vienna, Austria.

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USDA to Hold Webinar on Biobased Products in Operations and Cleaning

Published on December 5, 2011

Following the success of its webinar on the BioPreferred Federal Procurement Preference Program in November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide another technical seminar on December 6, 2011, 1:30 – 2:30 PM EST via live streaming. The webinar will focus on biobased products in operations, maintenance, and cleaning.

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Beta Analytic Presents at Pacific Rim Summit in Malaysia

Published on November 22, 2011

ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic Inc. is participating at the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & BioEnergy currently underway at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ms. Pat Patodia, Beta Analytic’s Research Associate, will discuss “Measuring the Biobased Content of Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels via ASTM D6866.”

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Carbon-14 Lab Presents at Futureproofing Thermal Treatment Conference

Published on November 18, 2011

Deputy manager for European operations Alex Shroff presented the Carbon-14 method to participants of the Futureproofing Thermal Treatment Conference organized by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CWIM). The conference presented different methods available for sampling and measuring biogenic carbon content of mixed waste streams and the current existing options for the sustainable treatment of […]

Read More Features ASTM D6866 Testing

Published on September 1, 2011

An article about ASTM D6866 testing is now available at, an online database listing commercial biobased products around the world. Maintained and supported by the competitiveness cluster Industries & Agro-Resources (IAR), the website contains a directory of bioproducts and the companies producing them. As of February 2014, the database features more than 250 products […]

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USDA Turns Spotlight on Michigan’s Biobased Industry

Published on August 25, 2011

On August 22, 2011, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack toured MBI International, a bio-manufacturing research facility located in Lansing, Michigan, as part of the government’s efforts to support the creation and production of biobased products in order to create jobs, add value to agricultural commodities, and reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil. […]

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USDA Adds 14 Biobased Categories for Preferred Federal Purchasing

Published on July 28, 2011

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the designation of 14 additional biobased product categories which are eligible for federal procurement preference. The USDA’s BioPreferred program’s Round 7 finalization adds 2,500 biobased products for a total of more than 8,900 products now offered for preferred purchasing consideration by federal government agencies and contractors.

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OFGEM Approves Carbon-14 Method for Renewable Energy Content Testing

Published on July 19, 2011

The UK’s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) will allow electricity generators using waste-derived fuels to use the Carbon-14 technique to determine the renewable energy content of the fuel. Under this method, post-combustion flue gases will be analyzed for their carbon-14 content and not the solid waste feedstock.

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Beta Analytic Exhibits at 2011 ASC Sustainability Summit

Published on July 17, 2011

Beta Analytic will join this year’s Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Sustainability Summit as an exhibitor. Business Development Manager Mauricio Larenas will represent the company at the two-day event in Rosemont, Illinois, which starts July 26, 2011. The summit will focus on defining “green” adhesives and sealants.

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US EPA Proposes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards

Published on June 21, 2011

WASHINGTON, January 21 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2). EPA continues to support greater use of renewable fuels within the transportation sector every year.

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