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  • USDA Renews Safety Equipment Institute Contract To Manage Biobased Certification Program

    On September 1, 2016, the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) announced that it was selected to manage the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Biobased Certification Program for the next five years. SEI is a subsidiary of ASTM International (ASTM), and has previously held the five-year contract with USDA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Greenland’s ‘good news’ methane finding

    Based on international research published today in Science, the finding includes Australian contributions from CSIRO and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Wetlands in the tropics and emerging from under receding Northern Hemisphere glaciers have been considered the primary source of rising atmospheric methane in a warming world. But scientists have known of ...

  • Baffin Island ice caps shrink by half in 50 years

    Icy Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic is not half as icy as it was just 50 years ago. Ice caps on the island's northern plateau are 50 percent smaller in area than they were in 1950 due to warming temperatures and are expected to vanish by the middle of the century, according to new research from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Radiocarbon dating of dead plant material emerging from ...

  • Historic England use our Golden Gate to carbon date bone

    Select Science recently ran a story featuring our Golden Gate ATR accessory. Historic England, formerly English Heritage, were prescreening collagen content in archaeological bone samples at Oxford University. Radiocarbon dating of bone samples depends on the integrity of bone collagen, the substance ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Biofuel labeling often inaccurate, new study claims

    Biofuel blends may not always be what the label claims. A study at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many smaller distributors could be 'splash blending.'  While sampling blended biodiesel fuels purchased from small-scale retailers, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many of the blends do not contain the advertised amount of biofuel. Marine ...

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

    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, ...


    By Beta Analytic Inc.

  • BMH Enviro’s waste crusher produces RDF with 70% biomass content

    BMH Enviro’s Tyrannosaurus® heavy-duty crushers convert waste into refuse-derived fuel (RDF) that is 70% biomass according to CEN 15747, a method that can determine the renewable content of most materials. Using RDF with high biomass content helps companies lower their greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and obtain more carbon credits in cap-and-trade programs.Companies in energy-intensive ...


    By Beta Analytic Inc.

  • USDA Certifies Ecospan's BioFlow(TM) Material as BioPreferred

    Ecospan, LLC, a materials science research, development, and manufacturing company focused on bio-based plastics, has announced certification of its BioFlow brand resins by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as being 94% Biobased within the agency's BioPreferred program. "Products ...


    By Marketwire

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