Survey says German biodiesel quality again at top level in 2012

By AGQM | April 11, 2013

The annual report of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitaetsmanagement Biodiesel (AGQM) is now available and impressively demonstrates that production of high-class products is paramount for all members. Once again, the survey indicates that biodiesel quality of AGQM’s member companies is at top level in 2012.

As in previous years, more than 130 samples were taken at production plants and storage facilities of member companies. The results show that no problems at all occurred to also comply with the even more stringent requirements of both the revised biodiesel standard DIN EN 14214—published in November 2012—and AGQM’s own stipulations. In many cases the quality was even significantly better than demanded; this applies particularly to parameters considered critical by the automotive industry.

New requirements now integrated into the standard, such as the cloud point, did not pose any problems for AGQM members either due to their early information by AGQM’s head office.

The detailed evaluation of the sampling campaign as well as additional information on the parameters tested is now available on AGQM’s homepage

Both nationally and internationally, AGQM offers a concept of measures for the quality assurance of biodiesel comprising the entire production and marketing chain. The association is involved in research projects for most diverse application options of biodiesel and its coproducts.


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