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USDA Adds Eight New Product Categories to BioPreferred Program

Published on October 26, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has further expanded its BioPreferred Program to include eight new product categories or more than 600 biobased products. Including previously designated items, there are now more than 5,100 biobased products that qualify for preferred purchasing by all federal agencies and their contractors. Read More

ASTM D6866 Lab Beta Analytic Exhibits at ICTABP4 in China

Published on October 21, 2010

Beta Analytic, Inc., will promote ASTM D6866 biobased content testing at the Fourth International Conference of Technology & Application of Biodegradable Plastics (ICTABP4) to be held in Shanghai, China, from October 26 to October 28, 2010. Liu Fuming, Beta Analytic's Operations Manager in China, will be present at the company's booth to answer questions about ASTM D6866 testing and the company's services. Read More

Beta Analytic to Join EuropaBio’s EFIB 2010 as Exhibitor

Published on October 3, 2010

Beta Analytic, Inc., an ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited lab in Miami, Florida, is one of the exhibitors at the third annual European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology scheduled to start on October 19, 2010. Organized by the European Association for Bioindustries (EuropaBio), the conference will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, until October 21. Alexander Shroff will be available at Beta Analytic's booth in the exhibit hall to entertain questions on ASTM D6866 biobased content testing. Read More

Beta Analytic to Promote Biobased Testing at Biopolymers Symposium

Published on September 28, 2010

ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic, Inc., is one of the exhibitors at the 5th Annual Biopolymers Symposium to be held in Denver, Colorado, on October 11-13, 2010. Mauricio Larenas will be at the company's booth in the exhibit hall to promote ASTM D6866 testing to biopolymer manufacturers, researchers, and product distributors. ASTM D6866 is a standard method used to measure the biobased content of products. Read More

Beta Analytic to Participate in WTERT 2010 Bi-Annual Meeting

Published on September 23, 2010

ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic, Inc., will join the Waste-to-Energy Research & Technology (WTERT) Council's meeting to be held in New York City, New York, on October 7-8, 2010. The company is represented by Thierry Sam Tamers, one of its directors. Read More

OK Biobased Program: Four Stars for Telles, Wuhan Huali, Arjowiggins

Published on September 9, 2010

Telles (USA), Wuhan Huali (China), and Arjowiggins Healthcare (France) have received four-star ratings for their products under Vincotte's OK Biobased Program. A four-star rating means the product has been certified to have biobased carbon content of more than 80% as measured via ASTM D6866. Vincotte's OK Biobased Program uses a star rating system to indicate the biobased content of products: one star for biobased content between 20% and 40%, two stars for biobased content between 40% and 60%, three stars for biobased content between 60% and 80%, and four stars for greater than 80% biobased content. Read More

US EPA Clarifies ASTM D6866 Use in Mandatory GHG Reporting

Published on August 2, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is amending certain provisions of its Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule (MRR) to address issues raised after the MRR was first published in October 2009. Revisions will affect, among others, facilities combusting municipal solid waste or tires as fuels. These facilities no longer need to have continuous emission monitoring systems to use ASTM D6866 analysis. Read More

Ohio Enacts Law for Biobased Products

Published on June 7, 2010

Ohio became the first state in the U.S. to establish a law requiring state agencies and state-supported colleges and universities to buy biobased products. Senate Bill 131, introduced in June 2009 by Ohio Senator Karen Gillmor (R-Tiffin), became effective May 31, 2010. Read More

Beta Analytic Participates in 4th Global Fuels Conference & Exhibition

Published on June 4, 2010

Beta Analytic director Thierry Sam Tamers joined the 4th Global Alternative Fuels Conference for Cement and Lime to introduce the benefits of ASTM D6866 testing for facilities using alternative fuels. The conference was held in Washington, DC, from May 26-27, 2010. Read More

Beta Analytic Introduces ASTM D6866 Testing to WasteEng10 Participants

Published on June 2, 2010

municipal solid wasteBeta Analytic representative Mauricio Larenas talked about the significance of ASTM D6866 testing for facilities that use waste as fuel during the 3rd International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation held in Beijing, China, from May 17 to May 19, 2010. Fuming "Steven" Liu, Beta Analytic's China Operations Manager, also joined the conference. Read More