Ready to submit CO2 gas for biogenic content testing?

1. Decide on the turnaround time then submit a form.

Biobased Testing Services How fast do you need the results?

Standard Service – results are reported in 7 business days or less
Priority Service – 4 business days or less

lab recommendation Fill out the correct submission form

Use our “CO2 Emissions & Waste Fuels” form.

2. Prepare the required sample size and containers

Sample Size Requirements Sample Size Required

As little as 2 cc in a gas collection bag
Use ASTM D7459 as a guide on how to collect gas samples for ASTM D6866 testing (not offered by Beta Analytic)

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Beta Analytic doesn’t accept samples with artificial isotopes.

Required Containers Required Containers
ASTM D7459 gas bag

Sampling CO2 gas directly from the emissions of a facility will provide the most accurate calculation of total renewable fuel used. Please ensure that the gas bag is only 3/4 full and placed in a sturdy box. We also recommend that you take a duplicate sample in the event of a leakage.

The lab also accepts gas samples stored in vacutainers.

3. Ship samples to Miami or a forwarding facility near you

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Beta’s complete address and list of forwarding facilities

When sending directly to Miami, please use this label for customs declaration:
“Carbon NCM Number 2803.00 – for scientific study – to be destroyed entirely during the analysis – no commercial value.”
Customs and carriage value: 1 USD
Harmonized Tariff Number (HS code) – 280300

Please make sure that the shipping company you choose takes full responsibility to clear the package with US customs when sending samples directly to the US. You are welcome to contact us for shipping advice.

Beta has forwarding offices in the UK, Europe, China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. For shipping instructions to one of our international forwarding offices, contact us before sending your samples.

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Beta is not responsible for the clearance or transportation costs of international shipments not sent through one of our forwarding offices. Shipments arranged through a freight forwarder must be sent under DDP terms. The shipper is responsible for handling the administrative requirements to release the shipment.

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We will email you to confirm the safe arrival of your samples in Miami and to quote a delivery date for the results. Our quoted turnaround time starts following the day we receive your samples in Miami, excluding weekends. Samples received after the 3 PM EST cut-off time are logged on the next business day.

For reliable, accurate and fast biobased testing solutions, choose Beta Analytic.<

You might also be interested in:

Beta’s FAQ – e.g. how often should emissions be tested?
Biogenic Carbon Testing Standards
ASTM D7459 – Guide on how to collect gas samples for ASTM D6866 testing

Page last updated: February 2024