28 Juni 2006

Cognis’ QTA System Helps Standardize Biodiesel Quality Testing

Cognis Corporation is excited to make the powerful QTA* System available for Biodiesel quality testing, to provide accurate analyses as required for quality Biodiesel production.

The system will measure:

  • B100 Quality Reduced Specification Portfolio for Moisture, Acid Number, Cloud Point, Free glycerin and Total glycerin
  • Incoming oil for moisture and Free Fatty Acids
  • B100 process for Mono-glycerides, Di-glycerides and Tri-glycerides, and
  • Glycerin for moisture and methanol content

Cognis provides a turn-key system for each production facility to run its own samples on-site and is easy enough for any operator to run making quality tests available 24/7 during operations.

“With QTA’s internet available centralized calibration, we believe that the QTA system will help in standardizing Biodiesel quality testing throughout the industry” said Barb Stefl, QTA* Business Director.

The QTA* system uses infrared instruments that are linked to centralized calibrations. The centralized calibrations correlate to ASTM testing methods specified for Biodiesel and will ensure that anyone who uses the QTA* system will maintain quality standards and get accurate results by reducing variability.

The QTA* system is significantly easier to use than traditional gas chromatographs and titrators, and saves Biodiesel producers significant time and reagent costs. And, with the results available in 2 minutes, the QTA* System will help to improve yields.

The QTA* system provides on-site, ready-to-use analytical capabilities without additional investment in equipment or personnel. Centralized calibration technology, supported by Cognis Corporation, enhances consistency over time and across multiple instruments. For more information on the QTA* system please contact Eddie Hall at (513) 482-3882 or email help@qta.com. Visit our website at www.qta.com for more information and to view an online demo of how the QTA* system works.

About Cognis

Cognis is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients. The company employs about 8,000 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries.

Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, textiles, as well as agriculture and mining. The company holds a 50-percent stake in the joint venture Cognis Oleochemicals, one of the worldÌs leading manufacturers of natural-source oleochemical basestocks.

Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and SV Life Sciences. In 2005, Cognis recorded sales of 3.18 billion euros and an Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and exceptional items) of 356 million euros.

Contact
Eddie Hall, Technical Marketing Specialist
Phone: 513-482-3882
E-Mail: eddie.hall@cognis.com
Internet: www.qta.com

Joy Bryant, Corporate Communications Manager
Cognis Corporation
Phone: 513-482-3855
E-mail: joy.bryant@cognis.com

Source: Soyatech.com June 27, 2006.

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