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Guide to Measuring Biofuel Blending

Biodiesel_InfraCal_2-1.pngAs the global commitment to renewable energy sources grows, the importance of using biodiesel as a blending component with diesel fuel has increased. Biodiesel consists of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) which are produced by the transesterification of certain feedstock oils, such as soy, rapeseed, canola, and others. The biodiesel is then blended with diesel fuel at amounts required by the regulatory agencies of different countries. It is important for fuel terminals and distributors, as well as regulatory agencies, to check the concentration of biodiesel in the diesel fuel in order to make sure it is within these allowable limits. Diesel fuel with too little
biodiesel will not meet renewable fuel standards and fuel with too much biodiesel may cause engine failures.



Measurement Techniques

  • FTIR Spectrometer
  • Grating IR Spectrometer
  • Fixed Filter IR Analyzer