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OK Biobased Program: Four Stars for Telles, Wuhan Huali, Arjowiggins

Published on September 9, 2010

Telles (USA), Wuhan Huali (China), and Arjowiggins Healthcare (France) have received four-star ratings for their products under Vincotte’s OK Biobased Program. A four-star rating means the product has been certified to have biobased carbon content of more than 80% as measured via ASTM D6866. Vincotte’s OK Biobased Program uses a star rating system to indicate […]

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US EPA Clarifies ASTM D6866 Use in Mandatory GHG Reporting

Published on August 2, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is amending certain provisions of its Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule (MRR) to address issues raised after the MRR was first published in October 2009. Revisions will affect, among others, facilities combusting municipal solid waste or tires as fuels. These facilities no longer need to have continuous emission monitoring […]

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Ohio Enacts Law for Biobased Products

Published on June 7, 2010

Ohio became the first state in the U.S. to establish a law requiring state agencies and state-supported colleges and universities to buy biobased products. Senate Bill 131, introduced in June 2009 by Ohio Senator Karen Gillmor (R-Tiffin), became effective May 31, 2010.

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Beta Analytic Participates in 4th Global Fuels Conference & Exhibition

Published on June 4, 2010

Beta Analytic director Thierry Sam Tamers joined the 4th Global Alternative Fuels Conference for Cement and Lime to introduce the benefits of ASTM D6866 testing for facilities using alternative fuels. The conference was held in Washington, DC, from May 26-27, 2010.

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Beta Analytic Introduces ASTM D6866 Testing to WasteEng10 Participants

Published on June 2, 2010

Beta Analytic representative Mauricio Larenas talked about the significance of ASTM D6866 testing for facilities that use waste as fuel during the 3rd International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation held in Beijing, China, from May 17 to May 19, 2010. Fuming “Steven” Liu, Beta Analytic’s China Operations Manager, also joined the conference.

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Vincotte’s OK Biobased Program Awards First Four-Star Rating

Published on April 5, 2010

Vincotte has awarded its first OK Biobased four-star rating to a product with 99% biobased content. NatureWorks received the rating for all 40 grades of its Ingeo biopolymer resins, which are used in the plastics and fiber industries. According to Vincotte, the four-star rating is in recognition of Ingeo’s renewable carbon content. Measuring the Renewable […]

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US EPA Amended RFS Requires ASTM D6866 Testing for MSW-Derived Biofuel

Published on March 21, 2010

The US EPA’s amended Renewable Fuel Standard, also called RFS2, requires ASTM D6866 testing to determine the biogenic fraction of transportation fuels derived from municipal solid waste (MSW), where the renewable portion of the fuel cannot be determined based on the relative energy content of the renewable biomass and fossil feedstock. ASTM D6866 can also […]

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USDA Proposes to Add 9 More Product Categories to BioPreferred Program

Published on February 25, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to add another nine product categories that can be afforded federal procurement preference under its BioPreferred Program. The nine items are disposable tableware, expanded polystyrene foam recycling products, heat transfer fluids, ink removers and cleaners, mulch and compost materials, multipurpose lubricants, office paper, topical pain relief products, and […]

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EcoLogo Standard for Hand Antiseptics Requires ASTM D6866 Testing

Published on February 23, 2010

Manufacturers and distributors who want their instant hand antiseptic products to be certified by Canada’s EcoLogo need to comply with the program’s environmental standard CCD-170, which requires the products to be at least 73% biobased. The biobased content of the products is determined through ASTM D6866 testing. Products that comply with the U.S. Department of […]

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Beta Analytic Renews ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation

Published on January 25, 2010

Miami, FL – January 25, 2010 – Beta Analytic, Inc. has recently been granted its ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 testing re-accreditation. Beta Analytic’s ISO accreditation demonstrates unparalleled commitment to deliver high quality ASTM D6866, CEN 15747, and radiocarbon dating services.

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