Biodiesel Analytical Solutions markets Cognis system

By Anna Austin | January 01, 2009
Web exclusive posted Dec. 12, 2008 at 3:56 p.m. CST

Ohio-based Cognis Corp. announced it has partnered with biodiesel laboratory solution provider Biodiesel Analytical Solutions, which will sell and support Cognis' QTA System, a biodiesel quality and process control technology.

The Cognis QTA biodiesel analysis begins by digitizing the light spectra of a biodiesel sample using infrared technology. The spectra are then sent via the Internet to the company's central database, where algorithms convert the spectra into highly accurate standard quality measurements that are viewed online by plant personnel, all of which occurs in less than two minutes.

"When we saw the QTA System take an unprepared B100 sample and immediately produce detailed reduced specification analyses without the need for a long calibration process, we knew it must become part of the lab solutions we offer our customers," said Mark Fashian, president of Biodiesel Analytical Solutions.

Biodiesel Analytical Solutions provides biodiesel lab solutions to customers in the U.S., which includes testing technology, installation, calibration and analyzer service contracts. The company has also partnered with communication, electronics, life science and chemical analysis company Agilent Technologies Inc. and viscosity equipment supplier Cannon Instrument Co.

In August, Texas-based GreenHunter Biofuels Inc. announced it had selected the Cognis QTA System for use at its 105 MMgy biodiesel facility located along the Houston Texas Ship Channel. Read "GreenHunter Biofuels selects Cognis system."
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