Biodiesel Analysis News

  • Wilks expanding Video FAQs for InfraCal Analyzers

    While a picture may be worth a thousand words, a video can be invaluable for helping customers out with frequently asked questions. Wilks is expanding a series of 2-3 minute “how to” videos. Below is a sampling of some that have been completed. Did you know Wilks now has an ASTM compliant instrument for measuring percent biodiesel blend in diesel fuel? ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Making Way for Biodiesel

    A major revision to ASTM International’s standard D396, Specification for Fuel Oils, sets performance specifications for higher amounts of biodiesel blends in conventional fuels. The new grade of B6-B20 could have a significant impact on the heating oil industry while also helping to meet growing consumer and regulatory ...


    By ASTM International

  • D7094 Flashpoint Method Accepted For ASTM D7467 Biodiesel Blend Specifications

    AMETEK Grabner Instruments’ ASTM D7094 flashpoint method made history in 2013, when ASTM members accepted the method for ASTM Diesel Fuel and Kerosene specifications. Recently, ASTM members expressed their confidence again in the method and voted to include the flashpoint method in ASTM D7467 Biodiesel (B6 to B20) specifications. A inter-laboratory study in 2013 using AMETEK Grabner ...

  • Testing by California Department of Agriculture shows new InfraCal 2 Biodiesel Blend Analyzer Compares to ASTM D7371

    While a picture may be worth a thousand words, in the world of testing for regulations and validation data is worth a thousand words. The InfraCal Analyzers have been accepted worldwide as a standard for measuring the percent biodiesel in diesel by regulatory agencies, fuel blenders at terminals, production facilities, fuel distribution centers and fleet managers. The following data is from a ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Biodiesel Says: What Polar Vortex?

    Diesel engines and cold weather are not known to be close friends, but it’s a manageable relationship. This year’s cold snaps proved to be a particular challenge for diesel users across the country,   biodiesel users included. But, according to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), biodiesel blends performed as well as diesel fuel throughout the country—thanks to ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Increased biodiesel blend measurement capability with new InfraCal 2 Analyzer

    The new InfraCal 2 Analyzer, recently introduced by Wilks, for biodiesel in diesel measurements offers additional features to the already established and widely-used InfraCal Biodiesel Blend ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Biodiesel Market in US and Germany

    ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Biodiesel Market Outlook in the United States (US) To 2020 Production, Regulations, Biodiesel Plants and Key Companies" to its huge collection of research reports. US: This report includes information on production, key trends, profiles of major industry participants, information on major biodiesel plants and analysis of ...


  • Get Comparable ASTM/EN Data for Biodiesel Blend Measurements While Saving Time and Money using Portable IR Analyzers

    Both EN 14078 and ASTM D7371 methods for measuring the percent biodiesel in diesel fuel use infrared analysis as the analytical method and are based around using an FTIR spectrometer which  has the capability to do a multitude of analyses besides the biodiesel in diesel measurement.  This is great for a laboratory where various biofuels measurements are ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Rapid developments in alternative fuels surpassing expectations

    Industry leaders and investors are heartened by faster-than-expected developments in alternative fuels, according to an industry report released today. The ...


    By Ceres

  • Pending ASTM Biodiesel Blend Method for Filter-Based IR Analyzers

    Currently, Methods D7371 and EN 14078 require FTIR spectrometers for biodiesel blend analysis. Placing expensive equipment at a loading dock to ensure biodiesel blend accuracy is not a preferred choice of terminal operators. In addition to the cost associated with FTIR spectrometers, the level of technical knowledge required to operate them presents another issue. Filter-based infrared analyzers, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • NREL survey shows dramatic improvement in B100 Biodiesel Quality

    The latest national survey of 100% biodiesel (B100) "blend stock" samples by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that 95% of the samples from 2011-12 met ASTM International fuel quality specifications. The ASTM standards serve as guidelines for industry and are designed to ensure quality at the pump for consumers – along with reliable ...

  • Latest Report On Biodiesel Market Outlook in Italy to 2020 By MarketResearchReports.biz

    GlobalDatas renewable energy offering, Biodiesel Power Market Outlook to Italy to 2020 Production Capacity, Production, Regulations, Power Plants, and Key Companies gives a view of Italys biodiesel market and provides forecasts to 2020. This report includes information on production, key trends, profiles of major industry participants, information on major biodiesel plants and analysis of ...


  • Global Biodiesels Market 2012-2018 New Market Study Published

      The limited availability of petroleum products and their swelling prices have led to the development of alternative fuels like biodiesel, biogas, and bioethanol. These alternative fuels have a number of advantages over conventional fuels. Biodiesel enhances engine life and unlike petrol, it does not pollute the air. With growing environmental concerns and increasing prices of petroleum, ...


  • Biofuels (Biodiesel and Bioethanol) Market - Global Production, Regulations, Export-Import Analysis and Key Country Analysis to 2020

    "Biofuels (Biodiesel and Bioethanol) Market Global Production, Regulations, Export-Import Analysis and Key Country Analysis to 2020" is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the biofuels industry. The research provides an understanding of the technology, key drivers and challenges in the global ...


  • Oxidation stability: 893 Professional Biodiesel Rancimat with new StabNet software launched

    The Biodiesel Rancimat has become the preferred instrument for determining the oxidation stability of biodiesel and biodiesel blends according to EN 14112 and EN 15751. Metrohm now launches the 893 Professional Biodiesel Rancimat, the latest generation of this widely popular instrument including the completely new StabNet software. One of the most important new features of the ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Effects of Biodiesel Feedstocks on Infrared Blend Measurements Featured in New White Paper

    A new White Paper published by Wilks Enterprise addresses the common concern among biodiesel blenders and distributors as to whether or not biodiesel made from different feedstocks such as soy, waste vegetable oil or palm oil will affect the blend measurement.  The data presented in the White Paper, as well as the chemistry, shows that infrared measurements offer a reliable analytical ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Biofuel Market in Europe to 2020 - Blending Mandates and Tax Incentives Will Accelerate Biofuel Demand in Europe

    Biofuel Market in Europe to 2020 - Blending Mandates and Tax Incentives Will Accelerate Biofuel Demand in Europe  ...


  • Ford F-250 and Hajek Motorsports Set New Records with B20 Biodiesel

    "Just because it's 'green' doesn't mean it's slow."   That's the mantra of Brent Hajek, owner of Hajek Motorsports and record-setting driver of the 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck that sped to an amazing new 182 mph land speed record running on a 20 percent (B20) biodiesel blend at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah last month. ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Fast, Easy Detection of Biodiesel in Diesel Fuel Down to 100 ppm

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce a new InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, Model EB, with a flow-through sample system and automated syringe pump that accurately measures biodiesel in diesel fuel down to 100 ppm in less than five minutes.  This is particularly important for pipeline operators and nuclear power plants as the InfraSpec Spectrometer provides an easy, on-site check to ensure ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • On-Site Ethanol Blend Measurements in Under a Minute

    As more mandates for higher blends of ethanol in gasoline come into effect, terminal managers, distributors, fleet managers, regulators and tax enforcement agencies need a quick and accurate way to measure the percent ethanol in gasoline to ensure a correct blend. The InfraCal Ethanol Blend Analyzer from Wilks Enterprise, Inc. is portable, rugged, compact and specifically designed for use by ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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