Bioethanol analysis for distilleries

Bioethanol is a fuel component of Superethanol E85 and SP95-E10. In order to ensure the quality of the finished product, as a distillery you must market a previously analysed bioethanol that meets the current standards and regulations.

Bioethanol Analysis

As a biofuel, bioethanol is of plant origin (sugar beet, wheat, maize, etc.). Specifically, bioethanol is produced by the distillation and dehydration of ethanol obtained from the fermentation of sugar beet or cereals. This bio-sourced fuel has many benefits and provides sustainable and responsible solutions to current issues. As a major component of Superethanol E85, bioethanol is increasingly in demand. Indeed, Superethanol E85 (composed of 85% bioethanol) is a cost-effective, less polluting fuel whose consumption has grown considerably in recent years. 

Bioethanol in petrol subject to the NF EN 15376 standard

Bioethanol is a bio-based fuel

To market bioethanol as a fuel, you must comply with NF EN 15376. This standard specifies the requirements and test methods for ethanol as a petrol blendstock. 
To ensure your compliance with the NF EN 15376 standard, WESSLING offers you the corresponding alcohol and bioethanol tests. 

The COFRAC accredited* bioethanol analysis program 

WESSLING has unique competence in the area of bioethanol analysis. Thanks to our experienced staff and high-performance laboratory equipment, our LAB GTA 78/115 analysis program (spirit drinks and other alcoholic beverages, dehydrated ethanol of agricultural origin) is accredited by COFRAC*.
You therefore benefit from the results of COFRAC accredited* analyses and reassure your customers by offering them a quality product.

*Accreditation No. 1-5578, see for scope


Parameters for bioethanol analysis

Our experts advise all sugar mills, distilleries and producers and exporters of bioethanol. We propose an analysis based on the following parameters:

  • alcoholic strength by volume (ASV) 
  • acidity 
  • methanol 
  • higher alcohols (1-propanol, 2-methyl-1-propanol, 1-butanol, 2-butanol, 3-methyl-1-butanol, 2-methyl-1-butanol, 2-propen-1-ol)
  • dry extract 
  • conductivity 
  • phosphorus, copper, sulphur
  • sulphates, chlorides

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