Quality survey shows German biodiesel is hitting the mark

By AGQM | June 02, 2017

Since 2010, the German biodiesel quality management association (AGQM) has published a yearly report about the quality of biodiesel produced and traded by its members. The obtained data show a steady quality improvement and the successful implementation of quality assurance measures by AGQM members.

In 2016, 64 biodiesel samples were taken and analyzed in four campaigns. Overall, 1,152 parameters were measured and only three limit violations were found that lay outside of the specification of EN 14214. Especially the parameters alkali and earth alkali metal as well as phosphorus content can be highlighted with values for all samples far below the respective standard limits.

The detailed quality report about the sampling at AGQM’s producers and warehouse operators in 2016, as well as an information sheet with all the average values for the individual parameters, can be found on the homepage of AGQM under sub-item quality. 

AGQM is an organization founded by leading companies of the German biodiesel industry. As a technical association, AGQM predominantly deals with all issues concerning the quality management of biodiesel and its byproducts.


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