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Calls for stricter ISO standards of biodiesel in marine fuel

Calls for stricter ISO standards of biodiesel in marine fuel

December 25, 2018 |

In Germany, the International Union of Marine Insurance said in its December quarterly newsletter that more than 100 vessels have been negatively impacted by biodiesel-contaminated fuel and as a result is calling for stricter ISO standards beyond the current “fit for purpose” stipulation. Currently, it is up to end users to test fuels but the […]

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ISO solid biomass standards moving forward

ISO solid biomass standards moving forward

July 10, 2018 |

In Finland, development of international standards for solid biofuels advanced at a recent meeting of the ISO committee responsible for that work. The tenth annual meeting of ISO/TC238, Solid Biofuels, was hosted by Finland at the Espoo VTT Technical Research Centre. Representatives from 15 nations participated, including Chile and Japan for the first time. Among […]

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New ISO marine fuel class allows up to 7% biodiesel

New ISO marine fuel class allows up to 7% biodiesel

March 21, 2017 |

In Switzerland, the International Standards Organization has created the new F class of marine fuels that allows for blending of up to 7% of FAME biodiesel, allowing for more 10 ppm sulfur automotive fossil diesel to be used in the marine fuel pool. Adding Cloud Point and CFPP (Cold Filter Plugging Point) to the specifications […]

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Progress made at ISO on solid biofuels standards

Progress made at ISO on solid biofuels standards

August 5, 2015 |

In the UK, substantial progress was made at the seventh formal international meeting of ISO Technical Committee 238 (TC238), Solid Biofuels, held recently in York, England, where attendees gave special attention to a series of solid biofuel test standards and related topics. Significant time was also devoted to discussions on a classification standard for thermally […]

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ISO developing 60 standards for solid biofuels

ISO developing 60 standards for solid biofuels

April 17, 2014 |

In Switzerland, with the ISO 17225 series, the International Standards Organization is preparing almost 60 International Standards for solid biofuels on graded wood pellets, graded wood briquettes, graded wood chips, graded non-woody pellets, thermally treated and densified biomass fuels, etc. It comprises definition and classification standards as well as standards for chemical and mechanical testing. A […]

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ISO says Brazilian ethanol exports hit 3.05 billion liters in 2012

ISO says Brazilian ethanol exports hit 3.05 billion liters in 2012

January 9, 2013 |

In the UK, the International Sugar Organization says that Brazilian ethanol exports reached a three-year high in 2012 with 3.05 billion liters exported. About 2.05 billion liters went to the US. Total exports reached about 1.95 billion liters in 2010 and 2011. December sugar exports also reached a high thanks to an unexpected last-minute boost […]

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