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Biofuels and Fuel Substitutes Assurance

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Biofuels and Fuel Substitute Assurance: Testing

Introduction

We expect that anyone producing biofuels or fuel substitutes commercially will have their fuel analysed and tested on a regular basis as a part of normal quality control.These tests should show a breakdown of the composition of the fuel and give the sulphur/ester content.

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It is possible for some SVO to qualify for the biodiesel rate, and there is SVO (such as rapeseed) with a predisposition for fuel production. A German standard (E DIN 51 605) has been used by some producers to confirm that their fuel has met the “diesel quality*” part of the fiscal specification. It should be noted that this standard is exclusively for biodiesel made using rapeseed.

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*“Diesel quality”

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