Ready to submit waste-derived fuels for biogenic content testing?

1. Decide on the turnaround time then submit a form.

Biobased Testing Services How fast do you need the results?

Standard Service – results are reported in 7 business days or less
Priority Service – 4 business days or less

2. Prepare the required sample size and containers

Sample Size RequirementsSample Size Required

RDF Pellets

Unless otherwise instructed, we will subsample the submitted material in a quantity reasonable for the analytical method. If there are any special instructions to ensure the subsample best represents the client’s interests, please discuss with the laboratory prior to analysis. Since the laboratory cannot be experts in all manufacturing processes and products, the responsibility for analysis of a representative subsample lies with the client/submitter.


For tires, the best option to get a representative sample is to submit CO2 samples (collection guidelines under ASTM D7459). If not possible, what is important is that you take a cross section of the tire or the equivalent sample that represents the entire composition of the tire. Although 5 grams of tire is more than sufficient for an ASTM D6866 analysis, it might not be representative of the tire sample.

Note: Beta will NOT accept tire fragments for analysis. Samples submitted must be dewired and in shredded form.

Sampling – Unless otherwise instructed, we will subsample the submitted material in a quantity reasonable for the analytical method.

Required Containers

Use Ziploc bags

3. Ship samples to Miami or a forwarding facility near you

lab recommendation

Beta’s complete address and list of forwarding facilities

When sending directly to Miami, please use this label for customs declaration:
“Carbon NCM Number 2803.00 – for scientific study – to be destroyed entirely during the analysis – no commercial value.”
Customs and carriage value: 1 USD
Harmonized Tariff Number (HS code) – 280300

Please make sure that the shipping company you choose takes full responsibility to clear the package with US customs when sending samples directly to the US. You are welcome to contact us for shipping advice.

Beta has forwarding offices in the UK, Europe, China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. For shipping instructions to one of our international forwarding offices, contact us before sending your samples.

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Beta is not responsible for the clearance or transportation costs of international shipments not sent through one of our forwarding offices. Shipments arranged through a freight forwarder must be sent under DDP terms. The shipper is responsible for handling the administrative requirements to release the shipment.

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We will email you to confirm the safe arrival of your samples in Miami and to quote a delivery date for the results. Our quoted turnaround time starts following the day we receive your samples in Miami, excluding weekends. Samples received after the 3 PM EST cut-off time are logged on the next business day.

For reliable, accurate and fast biogenic testing solutions, choose Beta Analytic.

You might also be interested in:

Beta’s FAQ – e.g. is it better to send waste-derived fuels or CO2 gas?
Biogenic Carbon Testing Standards
Carbon-14 Analysis vs. Selective Dissolution Method

Page last updated: February 2024