German biodiesel quality at best it's ever been

By Ron Kotrba | August 01, 2016

The German biodiesel quality management association AGQM released its annual report on the biodiesel quality of its members for 2015. The organization stated that, for the first time in its history, all biodiesel samples analyzed were on spec and met the requirements of DIN EN 14214.

In four unannounced sampling campaigns that took place over the summer, winter and two periods in between, 65 samples were taken at production plants and fuel depots of AGQM members, including both biodiesel producers and traders.

All 65 samples analyzed met the requirements of the latest version of DIN EN 14214, which was released June 2014. AGQM’s more stringent limits for water content, total contamination and cold filter plugging point were easily reached, the organization stated.

“In many cases, the quality was even significantly better than demanded,” AGQM stated. “This applies particularly to parameters considered as ‘critical ones’ by the automotive industry (e.g., alkali and earth alkali metals and phosphorus content).”

The detailed 2015 quality report along with additional information on the parameters tested can be found here

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