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Renewable Carbon

Economic Adulteration in the Natural Products Industry

Published on July 23, 2019

In an article published recently in Nutritional Outlook, Beta Analytic’s Marketing Specialist Haley Gershon described the value of Carbon-14 testing in the food and flavors industry as a tool in identifying economic adulteration in natural products.

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How Cement Plants Measure Biogenic CO2 Emissions

Published on May 14, 2019

In a recent article in Global Cement Magazine, Beta Analytic marketing specialist Haley Gershon describes how carbon-14 testing can help cement plants reduce their greenhouse gas inventories by measuring their biogenic, carbon-neutral carbon dioxide emissions.

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Beta Analytic Shares Views on Quality Control in the Supplement Industry

Published on October 18, 2017

In a recent issue of Nutrition Industry Executive, Beta Analytic Research Associate Anna Lykkeberg participated in a roundtable discussion on quality and compliance in the supplement industry and discussed the challenges with natural products and the role of third-party testing.

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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 Introduces Renewable Carbon Testing to Cement Industry

Published on March 5, 2012

ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic invites participants of the 6th Global Alternative Fuels Conference for Cement and Lime to visit Booth #19 during the two-day event currently underway in Aachen, Germany. Company representatives Martin Tesini and Dominik Baust will be glad to respond to inquiries on the laboratory’s services and renewable carbon testing. This year’s conference […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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ASTM International Releases Latest Version of D6866 Method

Published on May 10, 2011

The latest version of the ASTM D6866 standard method is now available for download at the ASTM International website. Details on the changes are found in the redline version of the standard. Redline versions allow readers to easily spot additions, deletions, and other changes when comparing the active and previous versions. The revised standard was […]

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