Why Measure Biogenic Content of Fuels and Emissions using Carbon-14?

Acquire precise data on alternative fuel use

Carbon-14 yields precise and accurate data showing biogenic content of fuels, giving a higher return on alternative fuel use. Many plants are currently estimating or using an acid dissolution test to determine their biogenic fraction, both of which can be much less accurate than the C14 method.

Obtain a representative measurement for heterogeneous fuels

Performing biogenic carbon testing on stack gas CO2 determines the fractions of biomass-derived and fossil-fuel derived carbon dioxide (CO2) in the total emitted CO2 from exhaust gases of stationary sources, overcoming representativity issues when sampling solid fuels. This is of particular value to waste-to-energy plants using municipal solid waste (MSW), refuse-derived fuel (RDF), tire-derived fuel (TDF) or sewage sludge.

Comply with greenhouse gas protocols and carbon emissions trading

Biogenic or carbon-neutral stack gas CO2 is deductible from a company’s greenhouse gas inventory required for reporting under various regulations, some of which recommend or require these Carbon-14 measurements. Many industries such as waste-to-energy (energy-from-waste), electricity generation, coal co-firing, steel, cement and lime need to quantify their biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for regulatory compliance.

Take Advantage of Beta Analytic’s Expertise!

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Test results in only 7 business days or less

The lab’s standard delivery time is only 7 business days or less. A priority service is available for results required in 4 business days or less. Results can be accessed online 24/7 with Quality Assurance reports and sample photos.

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Co-developers of the ASTM D6866 method

The lab was one of the key developers of the ASTM D6866 method and has served as technical adviser to all the major biobased standardization initiatives worldwide, including EN ISO 21644 and ISO 13833.

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World leader in Carbon-14 measurements

Since 1979, ISO 17025-accredited Beta Analytic has been the world leader in Carbon-14 analysis.

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High-quality technical support

Beta Analytic has unparalleled expertise with complex renewables samples. Our service includes free unlimited technical support.

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Tracer-free laboratory

The lab does not accept biomedical samples containing artificial Carbon-14 that risk cross-contaminating renewable carbon measurements.

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