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ASTM International Specifications (B100)

The ASTM International Specifications for Biodiesel (D6751) states that the only form of biodiesel which can be legally resold for commercial operations must meet these specifications:
 

Property TestMethod Limits Units
Flash point (closed cup) D 93 93 min C

Alcohol Control
One of the following must be met
 
1. Methanol content EN 14110 0.2 max % volume
2. Flash Point D 93 130 min C
Water and sediment D 2709 0.050 max Units%
Kinematic viscosity, 40C D 445 1.96.0 mm2/s
Sulfated ash D 874 0.020 max % mass
Sulfur D 5453 0.0015 max % mass
Copper strip corrosion D 130 No. 3 max N/A
Cetane number D 613 47 min N/A
*Cloud point D 2500 Report to customer* C
Carbon residue D 4530 0.050 max % mass
Acid number D 664 0.50 max mg KOH/g
Free glycerin D 6584 0.020 % mass
Total glycerine D 6584 0.240 % mass
Phosphorus content D 4951 0.001 max 0.001 max

Distillation temperature, atmospheric equiv. temp, 90% recovered
 
Sodium and Potassium Metals, combined EN 14538 5 max ppm
Calcium and Magnesium Metals, combined EN 14538 5 max ppm
Oxidative Stability EN 14112 3 min Hrs

*Cloud point varies depending on feedstock. Contact us for the exact product specifications.

EU Specifications for Biodiesel

Biodiesel produced or sold for use in the European Union is required to meet the specifications issued by the German Institute for Standardization (DIN EN 14214):
 
Parameter Method min.  max. Unit
Ester Content DIN EN 141039

6.5

-

% (m/m)
Density at 15 C DIN EN ISO 12185 860 900 kg/m3
Viscosity at 40 C DIN EN ISO 3104 3,5 5,0 mm2/s
Flash Point DIN EN ISO 3679 120 - C
CFPP DIN EN 116 - * C
Sulfur Content DIN EN ISO 20884

-

10,0

mg/kg
Carbon residue (10%) DIN EN ISO 10370 - 0,3 % (m/m)
Cetane number ISO 51655

1,0

- -
Sulfated Ash ISO 3987 - 0,02 % (m/m)
Water Content DIN EN ISO 12937 - 500 mg/kg
Total contamination DIN EN 12662 - 24 mg/kg
Copper Strip Corrosion DIN EN ISO 2160 - 1 Corr. Degree
Oxidation stability at 110 C DIN EN 14112 6,0 - h
Acid value DIN EN 14104 - 0,5 mg KOH/g
Iodine value DIN EN 14111 - 120 g Iodine/100g
Linolenic Acid Methylester DIN EN 14103 - 12,0 % (m/m)
Methanol Content DIN EN 14110 - 0,20 % (m/m)
Free Glycerol DIN EN 14105 - 0,020 % (m/m)
Monoglyceride Content DIN EN 14105 - 0,80 % (m/m)
Diglyceride Content DIN EN 14105 - 0,20 % (m/m)
Triglyceride Content DIN EN 14105 - 0,20 % (m/m)
Total Glycerol DIN EN 14105 - 0,25 % (m/m)
Phosphorous Content DIN EN 14107 - 10,0 mg/kg
Metals I (Na + K)E DIN EN 14538 - 5,0 mg/kg
Metals II (Ca + Mg)E DIN EN 14538 - 5,0 mg/kg
  * CFPP Requirements:      
  15.04. - 30.09. max. 0 C      
  01.10. - 15.11. max. -10 C      
  16.11. - 28.02. max. -20 C      
  01.03. - 14.04. max. -10 C      

FAME World Class Specifications

FAME World Class Specifications below as our international standard for FAME quality:
 

Parameter Method min. max. Unit
Ester Content DIN EN 14103 96,5 - % (m/m)
Density at 15 C DIN EN ISO 12185 860 900 kg/m3
Viscosity at 40 C DIN EN ISO 3104 3,5 5,0 mm2/s
Flash Point DIN EN ISO 3679 120 - C
CFPP DIN EN 116 - * C
Sulfur Content DIN EN ISO 20884 - 10,0 mg/kg
Carbon residue (10%) DIN EN ISO 10370 - 0,3% (m/m)
Cetane number ISO 5165 51,0 - -
Sulfated Ash ISO 3987 - 0,02 % (m/m)
Water Content DIN EN ISO 12937 - 500 mg/kg
Total contamination DIN EN 12662 - 24 mg/kg
Copper Strip Corrosion DIN EN ISO 2160 - 1 Corr.Degree
Oxidation stability at 110 C DIN EN 14112 6,0 - h
Acid value DIN EN 14104 - 0,5 mg KOH/g
Iodine value DIN EN 14111 - 120 gIodine/100g
Linolenic Acid Methylester DIN EN 14103 - 12,0 % (m/m)
Methanol Content DIN EN 14110 - 0,20 % (m/m)
Free Glycerol DIN EN 14105 - 0,020 % (m/m)
Monoglyceride Content DIN EN 14105 - 0,80 % (m/m)
Diglyceride Content DIN EN 14105 - 0,20 % (m/m)
Triglyceride Content DIN EN 14105 - 0,20 % (m/m)
Total Glycerol DIN EN 14105 - 0,25 % (m/m)
Phosphorous Content DIN EN 14107 - 10,0 mg/kg
Metals I (Na + K)E DIN EN 14538 - 5,0 mg/kg
Metals II (Ca + Mg)E DIN EN 14538 - 5,0 mg/kg
  * CFPP Requirements:      
  15.04. - 30.09. max. 0 C      
  01.10. - 15.11. max. -10 C      
  16.11. - 28.02. max. -20 C      
  01.03. - 14.04. max. -10 C      
 
 

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