AGQM-leaflets

AGQM Portrait

Since 1999 AGQM has been Europe’s leading Competence Centre – as a service provider for Biodiesel producers and traders.Quality Management Concept, Round Robin tests, REACH registration, national and international symposia and seminars – AGQM offers a multitude of measures for the technical support of Biodiesel companies.

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AGQM-leaflet: Biodiesel Analytics - Important Parameters and their Meaning

Content of fatty acid methyl esters (“ester content”) Sulphur content Water content Total contamination Oxidation stability Acid value Iodine value Mono-, di- and triglycerides, free glycerol Na/K content (alkali metals) Ca/Mg content (alkaline earth metals) Phosphorus content CFPP Fatty acid profile

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AGQM-leaflet: Sampling and Inspection of Biodiesel Retain and/or Quality Check Samples

The objective of sampling is the documentation of the current quality status of a product. In case that a product shows irregularities sampling could be useful to detect the cause of the problem and thus to accept or reject justified or unjustified claims and queries. The informative value of such a sample significantly depends on the circumstances when sampled. Therefore, a number of rules must be observed

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AGQM-leaflet: Recommendations for contractual definitions in purchase contracts concerning quality parameters, documentation requirements, and monitoring

With the information of this leaflet we intend to facilitate the drafting of purchase contracts for Biodiesel in a manner so that a binding and traceable specification for the product quality of Biodiesel can be included and the course of action is laid down conjointly for both contractual parties in case of any actual or alleged deviations. This information serves as a proposal and needs adjustment in case of real contract drafting.

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AGQM-leaflet: Biodiesel Information on the Transport of Biodiesel

Biodiesel is a delicate product which is much more prone to react to environmental in uences compared to its fossil counterpart. Beside storage, transport has a crucial in uence on the quality of Biodiesel. This lea et informs on legal provisions, transport regulations and the handling of Biodiesel in transit.

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