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ASTM WK68092

Revision of D6751-18 Standard Specification for Biodiesel Fuel Blend Stock (B100) for Middle Distillate Fuels


This ballot is to modify and update the definition for biodiesel blend within the D6751 product standard under Subcommittee E. This is one in a series of terminology harmonization ballots relating to biodiesel that have been working their way through the ASTM consensus process. After receiving negatives on the first ballot item in June of 2018, revisions were made, discussed with the Biodiesel Task Force, reviewed with Subcommittee E at the December 2018 ASTM meeting, and subsequently adjusted and reviewed with the Biodiesel TF in the spring of 2019 with good consensus As part of the effort to clean up the terminology terms in ASTM D4175, it was noted that there are several slightly different definitions for the term biodiesel blend within the ASTM test methods and standards under jurisdiction of differing subcommittees within Committee D2. In particular, test methods D5771 and D7397 under D02.07; D7170 under D02.01; D7371, D7806, D7861 under D02.04; and D93 under D02.08 all have slightly different versions of definitions for biodiesel blends than the definition in the product standards D6751, D396, and D975. The Biodiesel Task Force within Subcommittee E was asked to provide clarity within the product standards for the preferred definition of biodiesel blend to be used within ASTM. Once successfully balloted this definition will be placed in D4175 and other subcommittees will be asked to modify their standards accordingly.


Developed by Subcommittee: D02.E0

Committee: D02

Staff Manager: Alyson Fick

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 05-06-2019

Technical Contact: Steve Howell

Item: 008

Ballot: D02.E0 (19-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 003

Ballot: COS (20-07)

Status: Ballot Item Approved

Item: 002

Ballot: D02.E0 (20-04)

Status: Will Reballot Item