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.
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.
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 dating-based 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.
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.
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.
Since 1979, ISO 17025-accredited Beta Analytic has been the world leader in Carbon-14 analysis.
Beta Analytic has unparalleled expertise with complex renewables samples. Our service includes free unlimited technical support.
The lab does not accept biomedical samples containing artificial Carbon-14 that risk cross-contaminating renewable carbon measurements.
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