Tag: ASTM

ASTM develops new proficiency testing program for biodiesel blends

ASTM develops new proficiency testing program for biodiesel blends

January 8, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, ASTM International has developed a new proficiency testing program for biodiesel blend. Proficiency testing programs allow labs to compare their performance with others, ultimately helping all participants improve their performance. The program provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in […]

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ASTM developing standard for kernel fiber biofuels

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 […]

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PNNL working with LanzaTech on alcohol-to-jet aviation biofuel

PNNL working with LanzaTech on alcohol-to-jet aviation biofuel

June 11, 2018 |

In Washington state, ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5 — the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons — to add ethanol as an approved feedstock for producing alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK). The revision of ASTM D7566 Annex A5 clears the way for increased adoption of sustainable aviation fuels because […]

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ASTM revises D1613 test method for measuring acidity in fuel ethanol

ASTM revises D1613 test method for measuring acidity in fuel ethanol

April 18, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, members of ASTM International recently revised a key test method (D1613) that has been used to measure the acidity of fuel ethanol and denatured fuel ethanol, including ethanol used for car gasoline blends. By including a new “nitrogen purge” as part of the test method, a laboratory can help ensure that carbon dioxide […]

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ASTM approves use of ethanol for aviation biofuel

ASTM approves use of ethanol for aviation biofuel

March 29, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, last week ASTM emerging fuels division voted in favor of a new global specification that can now open the floodgates to significant volumes of renewable aviation fuel. This historic jet fuel specification is a direct nexus between the global ethanol industry and the aviation sector, connecting two mature industries that could never be linked […]

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ASTM approves new 100 octane standard that could boost ethanol blending

ASTM approves new 100 octane standard that could boost ethanol blending

March 16, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, a new ASTM International standard that supports 100 octane fuel could help drive innovation in the auto industry as cars with higher-performance engines are introduced into the global marketplace. This new standard responds to a years-long effort by engine manufacturers and others to create a broadly accepted specification for this higher-octane fuel which […]

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ASTM proposes standard to evaluate metals in biofuels

ASTM proposes standard to evaluate metals in biofuels

July 14, 2016 |

In Pennsylvania, proposed ASTM standard will provide a means to test and evaluate alternate fuel sources, such as biofuels, for metals. The proposed standard (WK54683 Test Method for Determination of Metals in Biofuels by Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (MPAES)) is being developed by Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants. The standard […]

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ASTM proposed method would help ID biodiesel in fire debris

ASTM proposed method would help ID biodiesel in fire debris

April 4, 2016 |

In Pennsylvania, a proposed ASTM test method will help extract and identify biodiesel products in fire debris. This standard will help forensic labs analyze samples to determine the presence of ignitable liquids and to help with potential cases of fuel tampering or contamination. Specifically, according to ASTM member Ronald Kelly, “this new standard could provide […]

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Gevo’s Alcohol to Jet Fuel clears key ASTM hurdle

Gevo’s Alcohol to Jet Fuel clears key ASTM hurdle

March 28, 2016 |

First commercial test flight with Alaska Airlines comes closer In Colorado, ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants and Subcommittee D02.J on Aviation Fuel passed a concurrent ballot this week approving the revision of ASTM D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons) to include alcohol to jet synthetic […]

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“High confidence level” as alcohol-to-jet fuel closes in on historic ASTM approval

“High confidence level” as alcohol-to-jet fuel closes in on historic ASTM approval

December 16, 2015 |

As ASTM technical balloting is underway and as experts sift through and request revised submissions of technical data, insiders are pointing to an early 2016 approval for Gevo’s renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel.  In Washington, CAAFI Executive Director Steve Csonka declared a “high confidence level” in the approval of a key fuel standard, for alcohol-to-jet fuels, by ASTM, […]

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