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ASTM D6866 lab Beta Analytic, Inc., invites participants of the 5th Annual Cellulosic Biofuels Summit in Washington, D.C., to visit its booth at the event’s exhibit hall. From November 15 to November 18, representatives from different sectors of the cellulosic biofuels value chain will convene at Almas Temple Club for the 2010 summit. Beta Analytic, an exhibit sponsor at the event, will be represented by Pat Patodia, one of the company’s research and development associates.
The four-day event will start with the Finance and Investment Forum, which will gather the biofuels and financial communities to discuss business models and strategies that will support the first wave of cellulosic biofuel plants. On November 16 and November 17, major players of the cellulosic biofuels and biorefinery industries will deliberate on two core issues – policy, regulatory and financial solutions, and scaling up and transitioning to the biorefineries of the future. The summit will end with the Feedstock Supply Chain Forum, which will spotlight the renewable sources of the first generation cellulosic biofuel projects.
“I’d be delighted to meet existing and prospective clients and learn the latest development on cellulosic biofuels at the summit. The event provides a great opportunity for Beta Analytic to introduce ASTM D6866 testing to biofuel manufacturers and distributors as well as regulators,” Ms. Patodia says.
ASTM D6866 is a standard method used to determine the exact percentage of a biofuel that comes from biomass. It is based on radiocarbon analysis techniques. This offsite test is particularly useful for manufacturers and distributors of fuels since the test provides valuable data on their products’ biomass content. Regulators and policy makers will also find ASTM D6866 testing an accurate tool for verifying renewable carbon content claims.
ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic provides ASTM D6866 testing services to the biofuels and biorefinery industries through its lab in Miami, Florida. The company also has an office in London, UK, and representatives in Nagoya, Japan, and Beijing, China.