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ASABE Revises Standard on densified products for bulk handling.

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November 12, 2012 - American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) revised standard ASAE S269.5, Densified Products for Bulk Handling – Definitions and Methods, which was previously entitled Cubes, Pellets, and Crumbles - Definitions and Methods for Determining Density, Durability, and Moisture Content. Specifically, revision includes use of biomass pellets and cubes.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

2950 Niles Road, Saint Joseph, MI, 49085, USA

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ASABE Revises Standard on Densified Products for Bulk Handling

Press release date: October 25, 2012

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN— The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its definition and method standard on densified products for bulk material handling.

The standard, ASAE S269.5, Densified Products for Bulk Handling – Definitions and Methods, was previously titled Cubes, Pellets, and Crumbles - Definitions and Methods for Determining Density, Durability, and Moisture Content. The revision includes the use of biomass pellets and cubes.

ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text of the standard by electronic download in about a week. Location for the download is on the ASABE online Technical Library at: elibrary.asabe.org. Others can obtain a copy for a fee directly from the library or by contacting ASABE headquarters at martin@asabe.org.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 240 standards currently in publication. ASABE administers the ten US Technical Advisory Groups for the International Standards Organization (ISO), including ISO/TC 238, Solid Biofuels. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org. A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at www.asabe.org/projects.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing hq@asabe.org or visiting www.asabe.org/.

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