AGQM releases latest biodiesel quality report
Germany’s Biodiesel Quality Management Association (AGQM) has just published its Biodiesel Quality Report 2020, which demonstrates that biodiesel from Germany and Austria is of the highest quality.
Since 2010, AGQM has published the annual Biodiesel Quality Report on the quality of the biodiesel produced and traded by its members. This report shows the results of the unannounced sampling at producers and warehouse operators during the given year.
In 2020, three sampling campaigns were carried out, showing excellent and consistent biodiesel quality compared to the previous year. Also due to the admission of new members, the number of samples analyzed could be further increased compared to 2019. In the 1,562 analysis data obtained as a result, only four exceedances of the standard rejection limit were detected.
The unannounced sampling is an effective means of detecting abnormalities and taking countermeasures as quickly as possible. AGQM and its members thus make an important contribution to supplying the fuel market with excellent-quality biodiesel, which at the same time reduces greenhouse gases in the existing fleet.
In this context, the low results of metals (alkaline metals, alkaline earth metals and phosphorus) should be highlighted, as these are classified as critical for the exhaust gas aftertreatment system. The measured values well below the limit value of the standard thus also indicate the suitability of biodiesel in higher blends such as B20 and B30 for use in modern vehicles. Consequently, the use of high-quality AGQM biodiesel already offers the possibility of making an active contribution to climate protection.
The detailed Biodiesel Quality Report 2020 as well as an overview table of the individual parameters can be downloaded in the “quality” area on the AGQM homepage.
AGQM is an organization founded by leading companies of the German biodiesel industry. As technical association, AGQM predominantly deals with all issues concerning the quality management of biodiesel and its byproducts.