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Biofuels

DIN 51637 – Biobased Content Testing of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO)

Published on June 13, 2017

DIN 51637:2014-02 details the determination of the biobased hydrocarbon content of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) in commonly used diesel fuels. This German standard specifies the use of the liquid scintillation counting (LSC) method to measure the carbon-14 content and thereby determine the biobased content.

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US EPA sets Biobased Diesel Volume for 2013 at 1.28 Billion Gallons

Published on September 17, 2012

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established the amount of bio-diesel products required to be included in diesel fuel markets in 2013. Biobased diesel products are advanced bio-fuels that are derived from sources that include vegetable oils and wastes oils from renewable sources.

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US EPA Proposes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards

Published on June 21, 2011

WASHINGTON, January 21 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2). EPA continues to support greater use of renewable fuels within the transportation sector every year.

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UK DfT Recommends C14 Analysis to Measure Biofuel Renewable Content

Published on June 2, 2011

In the consultation document published by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) regarding the implementation of the transport elements of the EU Renewable Energy Directive, the DfT is proposing to determine the renewable portion of partially renewable fuels through carbon-14 dating techniques.

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Beta Analytic Showcases Biobased Testing at Biofuels Conference

Published on November 5, 2010

Participants of the Advanced Biofuels Markets conference in San Francisco, California, will get a chance to discuss ASTM D6866 biomass carbon content testing with Beta Analytic Inc. on November 9 and November 10, 2010. The company’s representative, Pat Patodia, will be available at the event’s exhibit hall to answer inquiries about the test. ISO/IEC 17025:2017-accredited […]

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Beta Analytic Co-Sponsors Cellulosic Biofuels Summit 2010

Published on November 2, 2010

ASTM D6866 lab Beta Analytic, Inc., invites participants of the 5th Annual Cellulosic Biofuels Summit in Washington, D.C., to visit its booth at the event’s exhibit hall. From November 15 to November 18, representatives from different sectors of the cellulosic biofuels value chain will convene at Almas Temple Club for the 2010 summit. Beta Analytic, […]

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US EPA Amended RFS Requires ASTM D6866 Testing for MSW-Derived Biofuel

Published on March 21, 2010

The US EPA’s amended Renewable Fuel Standard, also called RFS2, requires ASTM D6866 testing to determine the biogenic fraction of transportation fuels derived from municipal solid waste (MSW), where the renewable portion of the fuel cannot be determined based on the relative energy content of the renewable biomass and fossil feedstock. ASTM D6866 can also […]

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Beta Public Comment: EPA Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Published on May 28, 2009

Thierry Sam Tamers, Beta Analytic director, recommends the use of ASTM D6866 to measure the biomass fraction of municipal solid waste in a public comment submitted to the U.S. EPA in connection to the revised Renewable Fuel Standard Program.

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U.S. EPA to Revise Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Published on May 18, 2009

In an effort to reduce dependence on fuel imports by increasing domestic sources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to change its Renewable Fuel Standard Program.  Changes to the regulation of fuels and fuel additives include:

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Beta Public Comment: EPA Proposed Protocol on Biofuels

Published on May 12, 2009

In its public comment submitted to the U.S. EPA, Beta Analytic recommends the use of ASTM D6866 to determine the biogenic fraction of fuels derived from biomass. Beta points out that ASTM D6866 can precisely and accurately quantify the biogenic fraction of any type of fuel derived from biomass and blended fuel mixtures that contain […]

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