AGQM to start first glycerol round robin test

By Ron Kotrba | September 09, 2015

For the first time ever, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM will carry out a round robin test for pharmaceutical glycerol.

 Round robin tests are used to check test methods and proper laboratory handling, and according to AGQM they have had a long and successful history. “That is why AGQM has also carried out round robin tests for biodiesel analytics as part of its quality management system since being founded in 1999,” the organization states.

 With this first-ever round robin test for glycerol, AGQM says it anticipates enabling both company laboratories as well as commercial service laboratories to carry out external quality assurance for selected parameters of the analytics of pharmaceutical glycerol.

“In the past [glycerol] was used primarily in the fields of cosmetics and technology,” AGQM stated, “but nowadays it is used more and more as high-quality pharmaceutical glycerol, which is gained by refining raw glycerol.”

 AGQM is accepting registrations until Sept. 20. To register, visit