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Beta Introduces ASTM D6866 Testing to Cement Manufacturers in Asia

Published on May 4, 2011

Andrew Pal, Beta Analytic's Operations Manager for India, was one of the presenters at the 5th Global Fuels Conference for cement and lime held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mr. Pal, who is also the company's Deputy Manager for Southeast Asia, talked about measuring the renewable carbon content of alternative fuels and their combustion emissions via ASTM D6866 method. Read More

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

Published on May 4, 2011

Biogenic CO2 EmissionsASTM 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 CO2 emissions. With respect to alternative fuels, the company has pointed out that sewage sludge is not 100% biomass. Read More

Beta Analytic Joins 1st World Congress of Bioenergy 2011 in China

Published on April 24, 2011

World Congress of BioenergyISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic, Inc., will participate in the 1st World Congress of Bioenergy (WCBE-2011) to be held at the World Expo Center in Dalian, China, from April 25 to April 30, 2011. Research & Development Associate Pat Patodia and China Operations Manager Fuming "Steven" Liu are representing Beta Analytic at the event. Read More

Beta Analytic Talks Biobased Content Testing at Biowerkstoff Kongress

Published on March 17, 2011

Beta Analytic Deputy Manager for European Operations Alexander Shroff presented an overview on measuring biobased content of bioplastics and composites via ASTM D6866 testing on the second day of the 4th Biowerkstoff Kongress (4th International Congress on Bio-based Plastics and Composites). Mr. Shroff was one of the speakers of the two-day event, which featured the latest material and product developments from leading biobased product suppliers and developers around the world. Read More

Beta Analytic Presents Biobased Content Testing at UK NNFCC Event

Published on March 10, 2011

Beta Analytic's Alex Shroff talked about the correlation between a material's biobased content and its carbon-14 levels during his presentation at a National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) conference focused on "Linking Bio-Based Materials to Renewable Energy Production." He also described how a material's biobased content is measured via ASTM D6866 testing. Read More

ASTM Provides Details on USDA BioPreferred Label Application Process

Published on February 22, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a contract to ASTM International to take charge of biobased product certification for its BioPreferred Labeling Program. On its website, ASTM International has provided details

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USDA BioPreferred Program – Federal Procurement vs Voluntary Labeling

Published on February 16, 2011

The United States Department of Agriculture administers the BioPreferred Program, which was created by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (FSRIA or 2002 Farm Bill) and extended through provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA or 2008 Farm Bill). The BioPreferred Program consists of two initiatives - the federal procurement preference program and the voluntary labeling program. Read More

Beta Promotes ASTM D6866 Testing at Annual Bio-Based Chemicals Summit

Published on February 14, 2011

Beta Analytic, Inc., invites participants of the 2nd Annual Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals Summit to visit its booth during the four-day event to be held at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa in San Diego, California. The summit starts on February 14, 2011. Beta Analytic Business Development Manager Mauricio Larenas will be available at the exhibit hall to answer questions about the ASTM D6866 method and its relevance to various ecolabels. Read More

Beta Analytic to Open Forwarding Facility in North Sydney, Australia

Published on January 23, 2011

ASTM D6866 services provider Beta Analytic continues to expand its global presence by setting up a sample forwarding office in North Sydney, Australia. This is the company's fifth location outside the USA. Read More

USDA BioPreferred Labeling Program Requires Biobased Content Testing

Published on January 21, 2011

Biobased productsThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has finalized the guidelines for its BioPreferred Voluntary Labeling Program, under which eligible manufacturers and distributors of domestic and imported biobased products can affix a USDA Certified Biobased Product label to the approved goods and related promotional materials. The label discloses the biobased content of the product, the packaging material, or both product and packaging as measured via ASTM D6866 testing. The final rule was first published in the Federal Register on January 20, 2011, and is effective February 22, 2011. Read More