ASTM WK35669

    New Specification for Triglyceride Fuel as a Blend Stock

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.P0 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1) This specification covers the definition, classification, characterization and operability/use of two grades of biomass oils/triglycerides: Light Grade, biomass oils with water and sediment not greater than 0.1% and Heavy Grade, biomass oils with water and sediment not greater than 1.0%. (2) Primarily for industrial and commercial energy use, these fuels are intended to be blended with petroleum fuel oil prior to being introduced to the burner system. (3) This specification does not address the frequency with which any particular test shall be run. (4) Nothing in this specification shall preclude observance of national or local regulations, which can be more restrictive.

    State and federal incentives have encouraged triglyceride use, mostly through tax incentives for renewable energy and regulated reductions for emissions & greenhouse gases. The pending Specification for Triglyceride Burner Fuels defines neat (unblended) fuels for narrow applications. Most applications use blends of biomass oils/triglycerides and petroleum fuel oils. This work item is introduced to address the need for broader application, including blending, of these types of fuels and provide clarity to the market and policy makers using them for fuel preparation, quality checking, bid and purchasing contracts.


    biofuel; boiler; cooking oil; fats; fatty acid; fish oil; fuel; glycerin; heating fuel; industrial burner; oil from waste water treatment facilities; rendered animal fat; used fuel; used oil; used restaurant grease; used vegetable oil; vegetable oil; yellow grease;

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

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    Technical Contact:
    Connie Lausten

    Draft Under Development