ASTM developing standard for kernel fiber biofuels

September 6, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, ASTM International’s bioenergy and industrial-chemicals-from-biomass committee (E48) is creating a standard that will help companies that produce biofuel using — in part — kernel fiber.

Specifically, the proposed standard (WK63392) will help with sampling, testing, and calculating methodologies to ensure renewable fuel production facilities comply with regulations when claiming renewable fuel produced from kernel fiber. The regulations require that the amount of biofuel produced from kernel fiber be accurately quantified to differentiate it from the biofuel produced from starch. The biofuel produced from the fiber specifically can then qualify for what is known as a D3 Renewable Identification Number, or RIN.

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