biodiesel blending News

  • Fast, accurate measurement of biodiesel blend ratios

    Since current tax incentives and government regulations are based on % biofuel, it is important to have easy-to-use measurement systems to ensure proper blend ratios. With the portable InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzer, from Wilks Enterprise, accurate blend ratio measurements can be obtained in under a minute. The InfraCal Analyzer is rugged, compact, and easy to use by non-technical personnel. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • NYC Passes Legislation Increasing Allowed Biodiesel In Heating Oil Blend

    On September 28, 2016, the City of New York passed a bill, 47 to three, increasing the amount of biodiesel in the city’s heating oil. Heating oil in New York City currently contains two percent biodiesel, which will increase to five percent on ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Tucson-Area Petroleum Company to Offer Biodiesel Blends from New New Mexico Terminal

    Biodiesel is now available via truckload from Renewable Energy Group®’s (REG) (NASDAQ:REGI) new terminal, located in Clovis, New Mexico. The terminal’s first truckload of biodiesel was picked up recently by ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Rise of Argentina Biodiesel Industry

    Bharatbook.com added a new report on 'The Rise of Argentina Biodiesel Industry' discusses the Argentine Biodiesel market and the factors that could impact its rise.The Rise of Argentina Biodiesel IndustryBiodiesel production in Argentina has risen exponentially over the past few years. This rapid increase in production is credited to the introduction of the Biofuels Law in April, 2006. The ...


  • Easy-to-use infrared analyzers help ensure accurate biodiesel blend through distribution pipeline

    A major petroleum terminal recently began successfully transporting blended biodiesel through a distribution pipeline. Extensive tests on the biodiesel blend were conducted at the beginning and end of the pipeline to ensure the biodiesel met blend specifications. The instruments used for the testing were an InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer and an InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzer, both manufactured ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Easy-to-use portable infrared analyzers measure biodiesel and ethanol blend levels in under one minute

    As more countries are looking at reducing foreign oil dependence and using cleaner burning fuels, the amount of ethanol and biodiesel blended into petroleum based fuel is increasing rapidly. Wilks Enterprise has just published a new application data sheet describing a simple method for measuring biofuels blend ratios. With the development of biofuels programs, there is an growing need for ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Increased Capability for Oil in Water and Biodiesel Blend Measurements with New InfraCal 2 Analyzer

    The new InfraCal 2 Analyzer, recently introduced by Wilks, offers additional features to the already established and accepted InfraCal Oil in Water Analyzers and InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzers.  These features include better repeatability, multiple calibrations, unlimited data storage, optional internal battery pack, touch screen display, and password protection for instrument settings. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Global Biodiesel Market growth

    Global Biodiesel MarketThe limited availability of petrol and its surging prices have brought about the development of alternative fuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol, and biogas. The major advantages of biodiesel are that it enhances engine life, and unlike petroleum, it does not pollute the environment. ( http://www.bharatbook.com/detail.asp?id=132316&rt=Global-Biodiesel-Market.html )The ...


  • Biodiesel from microalgae

    Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology are developing biodiesel from microalgae grown in wastewater. The project is doubly ‘green' because algae consume nitrates and phosphates and reduce bacteria and toxins in the water. The end result: clean wastewater and stock for a promising biofuel. The purified ...

  • Biodiesel Market (2009 - 2014)

    biodiesel market Biodiesel Production Market The limited availability of petrol and its surging prices have brought about the development of ...


  • 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)

  • USEPA Selects Great Lakes Biodiesel Partner for Biodiesel Audits

    EcoEngineers, the engineering firm with which Great Lakes Biodiesel has partnered for its registration with the US Environmental Protection Agency, has received approval from the EPA to offer a quality assurance program designed to prevent fraud in the renewable fuel industry while bringing stability and fairness to biofuel marketing. The partnership with EcoEngineers, headquartered in Des ...

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