Beta Analytic opens facility in Beijing for ASTM D6866 clients in Mainland China

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Source: Beta Analytic Inc.

ISO 17025-accredited Beta Analytic, Inc., is ready to receive samples for ASTM D6866 testing in its facility in Beijing, China. ASTM D6866 is a standard method that determines the exact percentage of a solid, liquid, or gas that came from renewable sources by measuring the material's carbon 14 content.

Carbon dioxide emissions from fuels with mixed biomass and fossil inputs, bioplastics, biofuels, and other biobased products for biomass/renewable fraction determination can now be sent to Beta Analytic's China office at the 5th Floor South Block Tower C, Raycom InfoTech Park, No.2 KeXueYuan South Road, Haidian District in Beijing. The company also has a Chinese business development representative, Mr. Liu Fuming, to manage its communications in the country.

'We opened the Beijing facility to provide a better service to our clients in Mainland China. Through this office, sample submissions will be easier and more convenient for them as they will have less paperwork to do when sending samples abroad. The samples will also arrive in our Miami lab faster via overnight courier services,' says Mauricio Larenas, Beta Analytic Business Development Team Lead.

'We are also glad to have Liu Fuming to take care of our business communications in China. I'm sure our Chinese clients will appreciate having someone who can talk to them in their own language,' Mr. Larenas adds.

Companies with U.N. Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in China dealing with municipal waste and using the CDM AM0025 Methodology can still submit their gas bag samples directly to the Miami lab but it would be cheaper and more convenient to send them to the Beijing office. Manufacturers in China needing biobased content product certification, biofuels research and development teams, or those needing verification of a material's biobased content will be better served through this China office.

ASTM D6866 is a versatile method, able to analyze samples in any form - solid, liquids, or gases. Certain regulations in North America and Europe recommend, sometimes require, ASTM D6866 testing. Regulations include the US EPA greenhouse gas mandatory reporting rule, California's AB32, Western Climate Initiative, the Climate Registry, and the Australian Government's Department of Climate Change protocols. The method has also been incorporated into the UN CDM AM0025 and the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's BioPreferred Program, Belgian Vincotte's OK Biobased certification, and Canada's EcoLogo program (for hand sanitizers) also requires ASTM D6866 testing.

About Beta Analytic

Beta Analytic, Inc. provides radiocarbon dating services as well as ASTM D6866 and CEN 15747 testing, which employ carbon 14 dating techniques. Founded in 1979, the company has growing client list of over 9,000 scientists and engineers from more than 30 countries worldwide. Beta Analytic's headquarters is in Miami, Florida. It also has an office in London, UK, and a representative in Nagoya, Japan.

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