RFA refreshes key guidelines for quality control programs

By Renewable Fuels Association | September 30, 2014

The Renewable Fuels Association has released an updated version of its guidelines to help companies establish successful quality control and quality assurance programs.

“This document underscores the commitment of the Renewable Fuels Association to help ethanol producers provide the highest product quality with the highest product integrity,” said Kristy Moore, RFA’s vice president of technical services.

The document details the basic principles for quality assurance and quality control including testing frequency, sampling, and record keeping. It also includes an expanded discussion on all of the major products being produced at an ethanol manufacturing site: denatured fuel ethanol, distillers dried grains, corn distillers oil, and carbon dioxide.

The guidelines explain that they are “… intended to be an educational tool and information resource to outline minimum requirements for producing valid lab results and assuring denatured fuel ethanol, distillers dried grains, carbon dioxide and corn distiller’s oil product quality meets the customer’s expectations.”

The full document can be found here.