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Our Advanced Sustainable Biofuels Testing Laboratory in Amsterdam Expands Its Capabilities

October 04, 2022

Global demand for advanced sustainable biofuels is growing rapidly.

In the Netherlands itself, the Dutch Emission Authority has recently introduced a regulatory requirement to stimulate blending biogenic fuels like HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) into the fossil-based fuel stream. Biofuels will play a crucial role in curbing carbon emissions while ensuring we can continue using existing modes of transportation and fuel supply infrastructure.

The takeaway is clear: companies can no longer ignore biofuels. That’s why we’ve recently increased our biofuels testing capabilities at our Amsterdam laboratory, allowing us to test biofuel products in more depth to help our customers produce biofuels in a cost-effective manner and demonstrate compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Amsterdam Biofuels Laboratory Testing Capabilities

We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our biofuels scope of testing at the Netherlands laboratory to include testing of bioethanol, biomethanol, bioETBE and bionaphtha. Specifically, we have introduced biogenic content testing on middle distillates and HVO by liquid scintillation counting (LSC), according to DIN 51637 / EN 16640. The procedure is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

As Armin Vogelaar, Business Manager at SGS, says: “Biofuels are the future of transportation. Indeed, the Dutch Emission Authority’s (NEa) recent regulation means that biofuel use will increase massively over the next few years. Thanks to our new testing capabilities, our Amsterdam laboratory can help organizations across all sectors to optimize their biofuels operations and demonstrate ongoing regulatory compliance”.

Future-Proof Your Operations by Embracing Biofuels

Biofuels are here to stay for the long run. Organizations need to adopt a proactive instead of a reactive, approach. They need to embrace biofuels – and partner with trusted and independent experts who can fulfill all their testing, inspection, certification, risk management and market intelligence requirements. This is where SGS can help.

With unrivaled industry experience and the largest global network of certified inspectors, auditors and laboratories, we provide a one-stop shop for companies worldwide that wish to successfully source biofeedstocks and produce, trade and ship advanced sustainable biofuels throughout their operations. Our experts are known for their technical excellence and analytical expertise, understanding the local context and most pressing challenges. They serve clients from field to fuel tank, from well to wheels, providing value-added services around the globe.

Get in touch to find out more about how we can help your company implement biofuels.

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