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Bio fuels

Wastes & Recycling Analysis

The facilities for wastes & recycling analysis at DETS have been configured to meet the high standards demanded by this industry, whilst maintaining the flexibility that supports new innovations in this technologically demanding market.

Types of wastes we currently test include:

  • Ash
  • Glass
  • HMRC Fines
  • Refuse derived Fuel (RDF)
  • Solid Biofuels / Biomass
  • Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF)

Our fuel testing services cover:

  • Ash 
  • Ash Melting Behaviour 
  • Auto Ignition Point 
  • Biogenic Methane Potential
  • Biomass by Energy Content
  • Biomass Content by Weight
  • Bromine, Chlorine and Fluorine 
  • Bulk Density
  • Calorific Value 
  • Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen & Oxygen 
  • Compositional Analysis
  • Crude Fat
  • Crude Fibre
  • Crude Protein
  • Fixed Carbon
  • Flammability Potential
  • Flash Point
  • Gross Calorific Value
  • Length and Diameter of Pellets
  • Loss on Ignition
  • Metals by ICP-OES
  • Metals by XRF
  • Moisture 
  • Net Calorific Value
  • Particle Size Distribution
  • Sample Preparation
  • Sampling 
  • Sulphur 
  • Theoretical Biogas Potential
  • Void Space
  • Volatile Matter

Project specific methodologies can also be developed upon request including the trialling of different pre-treatment methodologies.

DETS provide suitable sample containers for clients to take their own samples. Courier service is also available.

Traditional coke and coal analyses are performed in accordance with BS 1016 and ASTM methods. Solid biofuel analyses are performed to meet the requirements of CEN/TC 335 and solid recovered fuel (SRF) analyses are performed meet the requirements of CEN/TC 343.  

In addition to solid fuel analysis, we also carry out biogenic methane potential testing in order to assess the viability of feedstocks for Anaerobic Digestion. The period over which we assess the biogenic methane yield can vary depending on customers request. In some cases, measurement of biogenic methane potential can take up to and over 65 days. 

Project specific methodologies can also be developed upon request including the trialing of different pre-treatment methods.


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