Industry Resources: Quality Assurance/ Quality Control Program

Fuel Ethanol (commonly referred to as E 95) product quality and integrity is important to the Renewable Fuels Association. To achieve quality laboratory data for fuel ethanol products, the Renewable Fuels Association has put together the “Guidelines for Establishing Quality Assurance and Quality Control Programs,” which includes a discussion of methods for analyses, sampling, general laboratory procedures and techniques and instruction on quality assurance and quality control practices. Providing a high quality fuel to the customer should be the primary goal of every Quality Assurance/Quality Control program. This document is intended to outline minimum requirements for producing valid lab results and assuring fuel ethanol product quality meets customer expectations.

Click here to download the 2014 version (PDF), which includes an expanded discussion on all of the major products being produced at an ethanol manufacturing site, including Denatured Fuel Ethanol, Distillers Dried Grains, Corn Distillers Oil, and Carbon Dioxide. 

Click here to download RFA’s 2009 Corn Quality Issues and Considerations for Ethanol Production (PDF)