Intertek biodiesel laboratory awarded BQ-9000 certification

By Intertek Group plc | May 08, 2013

Intertek announced it has been granted BQ-9000 certification by the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission. The Intertek biofuels laboratory in Romeoville, Ill., is listed as a testing facility on the BQ-9000 website and is a preferred lab for BQ-9000 producers and marketers.

The National Biodiesel Board oversees the accreditation program, which is a cooperative and voluntary program for biodiesel producers, marketers and laboratories. BQ-9000 is open to biodiesel manufacturers, marketers, distributors, blenders and laboratories, in both the U.S. and Canada.

The NBAC, a committee of the NBB, reviews and approves laboratories interested in becoming a BQ-9000 certified laboratory. The laboratory must have a quality management system that meets the requirements of the NBAC, and analyze biodiesel following the ASTM D6751 Standard Specification for Biodiesel Fuel Blend Stock (B100) for Middle Distillate Fuels, and follows various ASTM, UOP and EN test methods referenced within the specification.

The certification process begins with a desk audit of the quality system to verify the NBAC required elements are in place. The laboratory is then subject to a full on-site audit to verify the effectiveness of the quality system and the test methods performed. This certification process holds the laboratory to a higher standard and promotes consistency in testing and quality.

Jeff Kaylor, regional vice president for Inland Waterways, stated, “The award of the BQ-9000 certification for biodiesel testing is an honor for our staff and the biodiesel laboratory. Intertek is committed to providing our clients with reliable, high quality, biofuel testing and inspection services, in the U.S. and on a global basis.”

Intertek's worldwide networks of biofuel laboratories test a wide range of renewable fuel products and blends, including biodiesel, ethanol and biomass fuels. Shipping of client samples to the global laboratory network is easy to arrange with prompt testing and reporting to clients.


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