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Biobased Regulations

Tax Credits for Renewable Chemical Producers in the US

Published on April 7, 2020

To incentivize the production of chemicals made from renewable resources, Iowa and Maine have implemented tax credit programs.

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BioPreferred Program – Choosing a Qualified Lab for Biobased Content Testing

Published on June 29, 2018

Not all laboratories providing ASTM D6866 biobased content testing are qualified to provide such service to applicants of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred Program.

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Beta Analytic Participates in EU Biobased Standardization Initiative

Published on July 7, 2015

Beta Analytic was selected to be an Advisory Partner to the European research project Knowledge Based Bio-based Products’ Pre-Standardization (KBBPPS), to provide expertise on biobased content testing.

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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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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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UK DfT Recommends C14 Analysis to Measure Biofuel Renewable Content

Published on June 2, 2011

In the consultation document published by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) regarding the implementation of the transport elements of the EU Renewable Energy Directive, the DfT is proposing to determine the renewable portion of partially renewable fuels through carbon-14 dating techniques.

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Beta Comments on EPA’s Proposed Deferral of Biogenic CO2 Emissions

Published on May 4, 2011

ASTM D6866 lab Beta Analytic Inc. has submitted a public comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule for the deferral of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from bioenergy and other biogenic sources. The company is recommending to the EPA that stationary sources combusting mixed fuels use ASTM D6866 testing to accurately measure their biogenic […]

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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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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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