ASABE revises standard for testing biodiesel fuel.

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ASABE has revised ASAE EP552.1, Reporting of Fuel Properties when Testing Diesel Engines with Alternative Fuels Derived from Plant Oils and Animal Fats. Originally developed in 1990s, document has been revised to reflect current practices and international standards, using input from experts in industry, academia, and public service. Standard covers how to report testing of alternative fuels derived from plant oils and their blends with petroleum diesel for use in diesel engines.



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ASABE Revises Biodiesel Fuel Testing Standard



ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN - The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard for testing biodiesel fuel.

ASAE EP552.1, Reporting of Fuel Properties when Testing Diesel Engines with Alternative Fuels Derived from Plant Oils and Animal Fats, covers the reporting of testing of any alternative fuels derived from plant oils and their blends with petroleum diesel for use in diesel engines.

The original document was developed in the 1990s. Since that time, with the rapid growth of the biodiesel industry, the procedures and practices in reporting the testing of such alternative fuels have evolved considerably. The revised document reflects current practices and international standards, with input obtained from experts in industry, academia, and public service.

A copy of the document can be ordered by contacting ASABE headquarters directly at: martin@asabe.org. A free electronic copy of the standard can also be obtained by ASABE members and those with site-license privileges to the ASABE online Technical Library, at www.asabe.org.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 225 standards currently in publication. 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 ASABE, 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org. A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at http://asabe.org/standards/proposed.html.

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St Joseph, Michigan, ASABE comprises 9,000 members from more than 100 countries.

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