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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • New companies join the elite in biodiesel quality assurance

    Three more biodiesel companies have achieved the highest level of industry-recognized quality assurance, a sign that quality remains a top commitment among the nation's biodiesel producers. The National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission this week recognized Louis Dreyfus (Claypool, Ind.) and Blackhawk Biofuels (Danville, Ill.) as the nation's newest BQ-9000 biodiesel producers. In addition West ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Biodiesel – Alternative Fuel Insurance Programs Offered by Legends

    Biodiesel is a rapidly growing alternative fuel that is used across North America.  It is formulated to be used in standard diesel engines and is typically produced by processing renewable resources.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “It is safe to use in any diesel engine and is more sustainable and far less polluting than conventional petroleum ...

  • Portable Biodiesel Refinery on Display at GLOBE 2016

    Visitors to the GLOBE Innovation Expo will get an up-close look at a made-in-B.C. portable biofuel refinery built inside a standard 20-foot shipping container. BioCube has successfully deployed its refinery on remote sites in The Congo, in India, and elsewhere around the world to produce fossil-free fuel for heavy equipment and power generation. The BioCube will be exhibited at GLOBE 2016 ...


    By GLOBE Series

  • VARIAN, INC. RELEASES ULTIMETAL™ COLUMNS FOR BIODIESEL ANALYSIS

    CHICAGO, IL -- Varian, Inc. (NasdaqGS: VARI) announced today the release of a newUltiMetal™ capillary GC (gas chromatography) column, Select Biodiesel for Glycerides, anadvanced solution designed to address the challenges of industry standard methods ASTMD6584 and EN-14105.Capillary GC columns are used by analytical chemists in the biofuels industry to assessbiodiesel composition and quality to ...


  • NextDiesel™ Biodiesel Plant Officially Opens in Adrian

    Site is State’s First Renewable Energy Renaissance Zone   Adrian ...


  • Tests Conducted by Major Pipeline Company to Detect Biodiesel in Diesel Fuels with Wilks Biodiesel Analyzer

    Seven weeks of on-site tests were recently completed at a major pipeline company in the Southwest to determine the effectiveness of the InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, Model EB, for detecting biodiesel contamination in diesel fuels about to enter the pipeline. Over 20 different diesel fuels were tested for the presence of biodiesel and if they would cause false positive readings. The testing ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Lower Resolution IR Spectroscopy Can Provide Better Quantitative Biodiesel Measurements

    A new White Paper published by Wilks Enterprise, Inc. illustrates that lower resolution infrared (IR) spectroscopy can provide higher performance for quantitative biodiesel measurements. Resolution is often used as a yardstick of instrument performance in Infrared Spectroscopy.  This is especially true when the measurements are energy limited as they are in the mid-infrared.  For ...


    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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By Metrohm USA Inc.

  • Perkinelmer Introduces Turnkey Solutions For Analyzing Quality Of Biodiesel Content

    Gas Chromatography Systems Provide Optimized Separation to Verify Quality of Biodiesel WALTHAM, Mass. – PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader in Health Sciences and Photonics, today announced four Biodiesel Gas Chromatography (GC) Turnkey Systems that provide the biofuels industry with a choice of high-quality analyzers for the verification of pure biodiesel (B100) to meet ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Isuzu Commercial Trucks Now Powered by B20 Biodiesel Blends

    At its semi-annual board meeting in Washington D.C. last week, members of the National Biodiesel Board applauded the latest Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to announce its support for use of B20 biodiesel blends.  Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has confirmed that all of its new 2011 and forward model year diesel engines, including its four popular N-Series ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Fast, easy detection of biodiesel in diesel fuel down to 0.05%

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce that its InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, with a new flow-through sample system, is now capable of accurately measuring biodiesel in diesel fuel down to 0.05% in less than one minute. This is particularly important for nuclear power plants and pipeline operators as they need to ensure that little or no biodiesel is in their system. The ASTM Method D 975 ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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

  • INCBIO has secured an order for the supply of an 8,000MT/year Biodiesel Plant for Tunisia

    Incbio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art fully automated industrial ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has signed a contract with Biokast Energy S.A, to supply an 8,000MT per year Biodiesel plant, to be installed in Tunis, Tunisia. Using Incbio’s ultrasonic reactors to produce EN14214 Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO), collected from restaurants in ...


    By Incbio

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