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7 Sep 2011
5th International ‘Biodiesel’ Conference in Berlin
The Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM) will hold its fifth international expert conference "Biodiesel" from 6 to 7 October. Topics decisive for the future like sales perspectives on international markets, continuously growing demands on quality and analytical methods as well as increasing engine requirements will be discussed in detail in different lectures. more…
22 Jul 2011
AGQM completes 5th test round for oxidation stabilisers
The working group Quality Management Biodiesel e.V. (AGQM) has completed the fifth test period of the no-harm test for oxidation stabilisers and added additional products to its no-harm list. These demanding tests ensure that chemical and physical properties are not affected by the use of oxidation stabilisers in Biodiesl, that no inadmissible reciprocal effects occurs with other oxidation stabilisers and that security datasheets are available for the additive. more…
22 Jul 2011
5th International ‘Biodiesel’ Conference in Berlin
The Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM) will hold its fifth international expert conference "Biodiesel" from 6 to 7 October. The conference aims at sharing the current and future developments on the international sales markets for Biodiesel and at presenting the research result and standardisation activities for Biodiesel. As a result, the conference focus is on the framework conditions which will be material for the sales perspectives of Biodiesel not just within but also outside Eruope. Furthermore, AGQM will also tackle topics, which will be decisive for the future, such as filterability, microbial contamination and increasing engine requirements due to the introduction of systems for the aftertreatment of exhaust gases. more…
27 Jun 2011
Expert discussion on mineral oil and biodiesel management
AGQM is presenting the results of its study. On the occasion of the 5th expert discussion, experts from the mineral oil industry and the Association Quality management Biodiesel (AGQM) discussed current issues on the quality development and assessment of biodiesel as well as on the level of pan-European norms with the aim of creating a norm for B10 and B30. AGQM presented different projects, among them the results of a jointly initiated project dealing with the issue of the filterability of biodiesel. more…
31 May 2011
AGQM publishes study on the quality of biodiesel
The Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM) is publishing a study on the quality of biodiesel for the first time. The samples were taken and analysed during the course of 2010 from the member companies of AGQM as part of an unannounced sampling process by an independent test institute. The quality of the analysed biodiesel samples fuly meets the requirements of DIN EN 14214 as well as the stricter requirements of the AGQM quality assurance system. more…
23 May 2011
Biodiesel tested for sterol glycosides and filterability
AGQM study completed on the content of sterol glycosides and acylated sterol glycosides in vegetable oils and biodiesel In a broad study, the Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM) examined the content of sterol glycosides (SG) and acylated sterol glycosides (ASG) as well as the correlation between the SG and ASG content of biodiesel and its filterability. No correlation could be found between poor filterability and a higher content of SG and ASG. more…
4 May 2011
Dioxin content of Biodiesel below limit for foods and animal feed
Due to the Dioxin scandal in Germany at the end of 2010, AGQM initiated the testing of Biodiesel with regard to any Dioxin content. Not only were all levels of the samples tested way lower than the permissible limit for technical products, but in all cases they were also below the significantly lower limits for foods and feed. In most cases the level was even below the quantification limit. more…
13 Apr 2011
5th „Biodiesel“ International Conference
The Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM) organizes its fifth international conference on biodiesel in Berlin on 6th and 7th October, 2011. The focus at the conference will be on current aspects of quality assurance, research results of the application in engines (B100 and blends), in addition to current developments and trends in the international markets for biodiesel. For the first time, participants will be informed in detail on the future focus of the application of biodiesel as blending component in heating oil. more…
28 Mar 2011
AGQM and FAM organize joint round robin for biodiesel and rapeseed oil fuel
Round-robins for verifying test methods and the correctness of the work of professional laboratories have a long and successful tradition with Fachausschuss Mineralöl- und Brennstoffnormung (FAM), the Mineral Oil and Fuels Standardization Committee within DIN. The increasing use of biofuel and biogenic mixing components increasingly requires round robins also for these product classes. more…
11 Feb 2011
Biodiesel Analytic Seminar
The Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM) offers a seminar on pressing issues regarding biodiesel standards, requirements and analytics. The Fuels Quality Directive (2009/30/EC), the Renewable Energies Directive (2009/28/EC), national legislation such as, e.g., the Biofuels Quota Act more…