Biodiesel Testing Lab

Biodiesel TestingMany biodiesel production plants have invested a lot of capital into building their own production and resource laboratories.

Midwest Laboratories recognizes this trend and has developed testing packages to compliment existing biodiesel production laboratories.

Most biodiesel producers are looking at ASTM D 6751 analysis to establish their product as a quality product for retail sale. ASTM D 6751 is a collection of analysis that helps determine the quality of a biodiesel fuel.  Midwest Laboratories Clients’ often take the ASTM D 6751 analysis and customize their own certificate of analysis for reselling their product.
In 2013-2014, corn oil analysis has also been a highly requested analysis. Many biodiesel plants are looking at corn oil as a feedstock for biodiesel production. If you are looking at different feedstock types from plants to oils and waste, consider contacting Midwest Laboratories to determine the quality of the feedstock.

In addition, wastewater testing is another area that many biodiesel clients are utilizing Midwest Laboratories testing services. Many states have legislation that specifically states that laboratories must have state certification with respect to environmental testing.

Glycerin testing remains very strong and with 3-4 day turnaround on most samples, producers can take their co-product to market very quickly.

If you have questions regarding these or other analysis that currently serve the biodiesel industry, please contact Heather or Brent at 402-334-7770.

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Soil Health Test is Now Available

Soil HealthMidwest Laboratories introduces a new (Soil Health Test) package this week.

Some great information can be found with respect to this test on the Midwest Laboratories Library Site under Memos

Memo 189 Soil Health

Memo 190 Haney Test Explanation

Soil Health is a concept that is gaining a lot of traction with respect to tracking the nutrients in your soil. I would encourage you to look closely at the reports listed in the Soil Health Memo and see if this type of information would be helpful to you in managing the nutrients in your soil.