Biofuels, Glycerine, Ethanol, Methanol

Bio-alcohols

Biologically occurring alcohols such as propanol, butanol and ethanol are generated by enzyme-producing micro-organisms that convert sugars and starch or by the liquefaction of cellulosic biomass, such as trees and grasses. Ethanol can be used as a fuel for vehicles without additional processing, but it is usually used as a gasoline additive to increase the octane level and reduce harmful exhaust emissions.

TLR can perform all analyses within 24 hours in accordance with EN15366 and IMPCA. For example: metals, acidity, methanol content, non volatile material, moisture. 

Biodiesel (PME, RME, SME, UCOME)

When looking at its characteristics, biodiesel is a fuel, very similar to common diesel. However, it is produced from renewable feed stock, such as vegetable oils or animal fats. Canola oil, used cooking oil, palm oil or soya oil are common origins. To enhance the quality of the fuel, the oils are trans-esificated, resulting in a methyl ester such as soya methyl ester (SME). Biodiesel is an non toxic, low sulphur, low aromatic an biodegradable fuel.

At TLR we can perform any of your analyses within 24 hours in accordance with EN14214. For example: Ester content, diglyceride and triglyceride content, metals, total contamination, CFFP, viscosity, moisture.

Glycerine

Glycerine is a by-priduct of the trans-esterfication process. Because of its moisture preserving abilities, glycerine is often used in products for personal care (cosmetics, tooth paste and creams). Because of its soothing characteristics, its is also used in cough syrups and suppositories. Industry utilizes glycerine as plasticizer in plastics and anti freeze.

TLR can provide the requested quality parameters for glycerine with a very agile analysis service (moisture, MONG, methanol, glycerine, ash)

By-products of Bio-ethanol and biodiesel

TLR has been accredited as per ISO 17025, Q+S, Labcode, OVOCOM for years and is acknowledged to determine the nutritional value and hazardous substances in by-products of fermented wheat concentrates, syrups, Protistar, etc.

  • Nutritional value
  • Minerals and metals
  • Mycotoxins
  • Pesticides
  • Dioxin and dioxin like PCBs
  • Microbiological parameters
  • DNA analysis (GMO and species)

If you have any requests do not hesitate to contact our experts for further information