First meeting of the project group ‘residual gas potential’
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On 30th of November 2016 representatives of the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL), Landesbetrieb Hessisches Landeslabor (LHL), University Hohenheim, Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft (KTBL), Thüringer Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft (TLL), Schmack Biogas GmbH, BioenergieBeratungBornim GmbH and VDLUFA NIRS GmbH met at the LHL research station in Bad Hersfeld to hold the first meeting of the project group ‘residual gas potential’.
In summer 2016, the project group was founded in order to develop and validate a nationally harmonized VDLUFA-method for determination of residual gas in digestates coming from biogas plants. Chairman of the group is Florian Ebertseder (LfL).
Announcement of the 129th VDLUFA-Congress
Working Group PCR Analysis of VDLUFA-Section VI „Feedstuff Analysis“ publishes article about „GMO analysis of feeding stuffs – current challenges“
The Working Group PCR Analysis of the Section Feedstuff Analysis of the Association of German Agricultural Analytic and Research Institutes (VDLUFA) depicts the current challenges to the analyst for the testing of feed which are consisting, containing or produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It particularly describes the challenges in testing of feed which arise from the Commission Regulation (EU) No 619/2011 and the rules for the "ohne Gentechnik” (“GMO-free”) labelling of food (according to the German Regulation: “EG-Gentechnik Durchführungsgesetz”). Also the difficulties in analytical testing of compound feed are examined with regards to botanical impurities of GMO as well as related sampling strategies. Furthermore the analytical detection of EU non-authorised GMO in feed and products produced from such GMO are considered.
The article can be downloaded at:
GMO analysis of feeding stuffs – current challenges
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