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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • REG® Continues Biodiesel Production Growth with Texas Biorefinery Acquisition

    Renewable Energy Group® (NASDAQ:REGI), the nation’s leading biodiesel producer and marketer, today announced the latest addition to its business. With the acquisition of a 15 million gallon per year ...

  • 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

  • Genuine Bio-Fuel Clears the Air About Biodiesel In Wake of Recent Turmoil

    In the wake of the new biodiesel tax credit extension, there has been constant debate over the benefits and validity of biodiesel fuel production. The oil industry has done everything within its power to overturn mandates set by the Environmental Protection Agency on Renewable Fuel ...


  • 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 Detection of Biodiesel in Diesel Fuel Down to 0.05% Featured in Application Note

    A new application note from Wilks Enterprise features the InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer, with flow-through sample system, for the accurate measurement of biodiesel in diesel fuel down to 0.05% in less than one minute.  This is particularly important for nuclear power plants and ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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