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10 Nov 2010
Lectures of the conference “The Future of Biodiesel in Europe” in Brussels available
The conference „The Future of Biodiesel in Europe“ was held in Brussels on September 27 and 28 by Hart Energy Consulting and AGQM e.V. Lectures were given on various themes of national policies, sustainability and national certification systems, quality concern and markets, feedstocks and production technology developments. The conference was closed with an open discussion. The summary of the lectures are available on the AGQM homepage (www.agqm-biodiesel.de). more…
9 Nov 2010
No-harm-list for oxidation stabilisers for biodiesel
The Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM) has successfully completed the fourth period of no-harm tests for oxidation stabilisers in biodiesel as blend component. The purpose of these challenging tests was to ensure that the chemical and technical characteristics of the fuels are not impaired in any way, that no inadmissible interaction with other fuel components occurs and that a comprehensible description of application is available. more…
20 Sep 2010
AGQM and FAM complete 2010 joint round-robin for biodiesel and rapeseed fuel
Round-robin tests to verify the test methods and correct work of professional laboratories have a long and successful history with Fachausschuss Mineralöl- und Brennstoffnormung (FAM) of the DIN - the German standardization organization for fuels and lubricants. The increasing use of biofuels and organic mixing components has shown an increasing need for round-robins for these classes of products. Therefore, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. (AGQM), together with FAM, is also conducting round robins to study biodiesel as an element of the quality assurance system. Based on these activities, cooperation between FAM and AGQM has become closer in the last few years. more…
23 Jul 2010
Minor Components in Rapeseed and Soy Oils – AGQM publishes study on steryl glycoside content
The processing and refining steps implemented by oil mills for the production of rapeseed and soy oils, intended for the production of Biodiesel, have an impact on the concentration of acylated steryl glycosides (ASG) and steryl glycosides (SG). These minor components – natural components of vegetable oils – are suspected to negatively influence the filterability of Biodiesel. more…
25 Jun 2010
Commercial vehicle manufacturer approvals on using biodiesel (B100)
German biofuel associations published a list of all commercial vehicles, which have received a release for the use of pure biodiesel (B100) or a proportion of 30 percent (B30) from their manufacturers. The list is based on a survey among commercial vehicle manufacturers carried out in the spring of 2010. more…
25 Jun 2010
‘The Future of Biodiesel in Europe’ International Conference on Biodiesel in Brussels
Hart Energy Consulting and AGQM - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e. V. (German Association for Quality Management of Biodiesel) are currently preparing their first joint technical conference in Brussels on September 27th and 28th, 2010 themed ‘The Future of Biodiesel in Europe’. more…
21 Jun 2010
The European Biofuels Strategy – a Rag Rug 4th International Biodiesel Producers’ Conference – conference presentations available
The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitäts-management Biodiesel e.V. (Association Quality Management Biodiesel - AGQM) organised its 4th International Conference of Biodiesel Producers on 31st May and 1st June, 2010. Right at the beginning of the conference, participants criticized the lack of coordination of the biofuels policy pursued by the European Union claiming it was a rag rug. more…
10 Jun 2010
European blending quotas for biofuels 2010
The blending quotas for biofuels required by law are dramatically different in the EU member states. The German Oilseed grower association UFOP “Union for the Promotion of Oilseeds and Protein Plants” sees this as an example of the poor level of harmonisation of the biofuel policies within the European Union. more…
8 Jun 2010
„Sustainable Biofuels“ UFOP/AGQM Workshop
Due to the fact that Germany is the only member country of the European Union so far to transpose the EU Directive on the Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources (2009/28/EC) in national law, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) and also the Association Qualitiy Management Biodiesel(AGQM) had responded by organising together an international workshop to answer questions and meet the obvious large information deficit in this area. The workshop took place in Berlin on 28 May 2010. more…
6 May 2010
AGQM and FAM carry out a joint Round Robin Tests with Biodiesel and rape oil fuel
Round Robin Tests for the purpose of examining the test methods and the correct mode of operation in professionally working laboratories can look back at a long and successful history in the FAM – Technical Committee for Mineral Oil and Fuel Standardization of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) of the Fuel and Lubricant Sector. more…