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OFGEM Approves Carbon-14 Method for Renewable Energy Content Testing

Published on July 19, 2011

Carbon-14 Method for Renewable Energy Content DeterminationThe 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. Read More

Beta Analytic Exhibits at 2011 ASC Sustainability Summit

Published on July 17, 2011

Beta Analytic will join this year's Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Sustainability Summit as an exhibitor. Business Development Manager Mauricio Larenas will represent the company at the two-day event in Rosemont, Illinois, which starts July 26, 2011. The summit will focus on defining "green" adhesives and sealants. Read More

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. Read More

Beta Analytic to Participate in BioPlastek 2011 Forum

Published on June 19, 2011

Future of Bioplastics Discussion at BioPlastekDarden Hood, Beta Analytic Inc.’s president, will join the discussion on the future of bioplastics at BioPlastek 2011, an interactive forum on bioplastics to be held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York from June 27 to June 29, 2011. As the ASTM D6866 testing expert in the panel, Mr. Hood aims to dispel misconceptions on the measurement and interpretation of a product's biobased content percentage. Read More

Beta Analytic Promotes ASTM D6866 Testing to Biorefineries at RRB7

Published on June 6, 2011

ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic Inc. is one of the exhibitors at the Seventh International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries (RRB7) in Bruges, Belgium. Alexander Shroff, deputy manager for European operations, and Thierry Sam Tamers, director, will represent the company at the event. The three-day conference, to be held at the Oud Sint-Jan Conference Centre, starts June 8. Read More

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. Read More

Beta Analytic Joins Two Plastics Conferences in Guangzhou, China

Published on May 20, 2011

Fuming "Steven" Liu, Beta Analytic's China Operations Manager, has promoted biobased content testing via ASTM D6866 at the Third China International Symposium on the Application of Biodegradable Plastics held in Guangzhou, China. Mr. Liu also visited the the China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex for the 25th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries (Chinaplas 2011), which was considered to be Asia's No. 1 plastics and rubber trade fair. Read More

BioPlastek 2011 Forum Newsletter Features Biobased Content Analysis

Published on May 17, 2011

The BioPlastek 2011 Forum Newsletter published on May 16, 2011, featured an article about biobased content testing and Beta Analytic President Darden Hood's participation in BioPlastek 2011 as one of the panelists in the session on "The Future of Bioplastics." Read More

ASTM International Releases Latest Version of D6866 Method

Published on May 10, 2011

ASTM International   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 finalized in April 2011. Read More

ASTM D6866 Lab Beta Analytic Joins Industrial Biotechnology Congress

Published on May 8, 2011

Beta Analytic, Inc., will showcase its ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited lab's services at the 8th World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing, which starts May 8, 2011. Martin Tesini, the company's Operations Manager for Latin America/Iberian Peninsula, will take charge of Beta Analytic's tabletop display at the exhibit hall and would welcome any inquiries on biobased or renewable carbon content measurements. The four-day event will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Ontario, Canada. Read More