Analysis of ethanol of agricultural origin

Ethanol of agricultural origin is used as extra-neutral alcohol or crude alcohol in the composition of many finished products. To ensure their final quality, WESSLING provides accredited analyses to meet current regulations.

Ethanol Analysis WESSLING

In the cosmetics industry, ethanol (extra-neutral alcohol) is a component of hydroalcoholic products, perfumes, deodorants and lotions. It is also used for different purposes in the pharmaceutical industry. In the form of crude alcohol, ethanol of agricultural origin is used in the chemical industry as a component of solvents, varnishes and paints.

LAB GTA 78/115: The COFRAC-accredited bioethanol analysis program

Alcohol distillation WESSLING

Our LAB GTA 78/115 analysis program (spirit drinks and other alcoholic beverages, dehydrated ethanol of agricultural origin) is accredited by COFRAC (COFRAC Accreditation No. 1-5578, see www.cofrac.fr for scope). When you entrust us with the analysis of your samples, you benefit from results and analytical reports that meet the current standards. 

Current regulations for ethanol

When marketing ethanol of agricultural origin, distilleries must comply with the current regulations.
Specifically, they must comply with Regulation 2019/787 repealing Regulation EC No. 110/2008. When they use neutral and extra-neutral alcohol, pharmaceutical companies are also subject to the European Pharmacopoeia and its strict guidelines. 

Ethanol analysis: parameters proposed by WESSLING

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

  • alcoholic strength by volume (ASV)
  • acidity (neutral and raw alcohol)
  • 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
  • volatile nitrogenous bases
  • furfural 
  • UV absorbance
  • permanganate test

Alcohol analyses: WESSLING expertise and competence

As a distillery, sugar mill, exporter or buyer, you are looking for a competent partner who understands the analysed product and the context in which you operate.

Having made it possible for UNGDA (French National Union of Alcohol Distillers Groups) to continue its activity, WESSLING now has unique competence in the analysis of alcohol, from the raw material to the finished product.

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