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Beta Introduces ASTM D6866 to Global Fuels Conference Participants

Published on June 24, 2009

Beta Analytic representative Mauricio Larenas talked about ASTM D6866 and its application to the cement and lime industries during the 3rd Global Fuels Conference for Cement and Lime held in Toronto, Canada, on June 15-16, 2009. Read More

Beta Joins 3rd Global Alternative Fuels Conference for Cement and Lime

Published on June 17, 2009

Beta Analytic attended the 3rd Global Alternative Fuels Conference for Cement and Lime held in Toronto, Canada, from June 15 to June 16, 2009. The conference at the Sheraton Centre Toronto was sponsored by the Cement Association of Canada. Read More

Beta Public Comment: EPA Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Published on May 28, 2009

Thierry Sam Tamers, Beta Analytic director, recommends the use of ASTM D6866 to measure the biomass fraction of municipal solid waste in a public comment submitted to the U.S. EPA in connection to the revised Renewable Fuel Standard Program. Read More

Beta Public Comment: WCI Essential Requirements of Mandatory Reporting

Published on May 20, 2009

Beta Analytic submitted a public comment to the Western Climate Initiative relating to the latter's essential requirements for mandatory reporting final draft. Beta noted that sewage is not 100% biomass. Read More

ASTM D6866 Measures Renewable Content of Foams

Published on May 20, 2009

Consumer demand for green products is high, and home furnishing businesses have joined the bandwagon. There are now upholstered seat cushions and bedding foam that are no longer 100% made of petroleum products. Foams of some furniture and mattresses available in the market nowadays have components made from soybeans. Read More

U.S. EPA to Revise Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Published on May 18, 2009

In an effort to reduce dependence on fuel imports by increasing domestic sources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to change its Renewable Fuel Standard Program.  Changes to the regulation of fuels and fuel additives include:

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Beta Public Comment: EPA Proposed Protocol on Biofuels

Published on May 12, 2009

In its public comment submitted to the U.S. EPA, Beta Analytic recommends the use of ASTM D6866 to determine the biogenic fraction of fuels derived from biomass. Beta points out that ASTM D6866 can precisely and accurately quantify the biogenic fraction of any type of fuel derived from biomass and blended fuel mixtures that contain both fossil and biomass fuels. Read More

WCI: Use ASTM D6866 to Determine Biomass Fuel Portion of CO2 Emissions

Published on May 10, 2009

The Western Climate Initiative recommends ASTM D6866 analysis to determine the biomass fuel portion of carbon dioxide emissions produced by the combustion of mixtures of biomass fuel and fossil fuel. This mandate also covers municipal solid wastes, which have been categorized by the WCI as waste-derived fuels. Read More

Beta Public Comment: EPA GHG Protocol Proposed Rule

Published on May 6, 2009

Beta Analytic director, Thierry Sam Tamers, submitted a public comment to the U.S. EPA advocating the use of ASTM D6866 to determine the biomass fraction of all heterogeneous fuels, not only for municipal solid waste. The ASTM D6866 is a viable and accurate method that can be used for any type of sample whether solid, liquid, or gas. Read More

US EPA Includes ASTM D6866 in Proposed Mandatory Reporting Rule

Published on March 21, 2009

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends ASTM D6866 as the standard for the determination of biogenic CO2 from municipal solid wastes used as fuel combustion source. Read More