In the Czech Republic, the country’s finance minister has announced an end to biofuel tax subsidies from July following political attacks claiming he was personally benefiting from the subsidies via his agribusiness investments. Between two of the minister’s companies, they have supplied 55% of the country’s biofuel blending needs.
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In the Czech Republic, researchers at Tomas Bata University are working with the fat leftovers from leather production called fleshings to produce biodiesel from an otherwise toxic waste. Burning fleshing releases dioxins and nitrogen oxides, leaving few options for disposal, but now by melting down the fat to reduce the high levels of proteins and […]
In the Czech Republic, the sugarbeet area for ethanol production was 9,059 ha during 2011/12, up from 8,163 ha the year before but down from the expected 10,900 ha. Total sugarbeet use for ethanol was 740,098 metric tons, up from the expected 660,000 tons and up even more from the 452,002 tons used the year […]
In the Czech Republic, Agrofert Holding has bought a grain-based ethanol plant in Vrdy for an undisclosed price after the original owners Ethanol Energy suffered from high wheat prices, forcing the sale. The facility can process up to 150,000 tons of grain annually but can be expanded to reach up to 200,000 tons. The transaction […]
In the Czech Republic, biodiesel demand is soaring thanks to the recently introduced blending mandates as part of the country’s response to the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive. Last year biodiesel consumption rose to 184,189 metric tons up from 141,262 tons in 2009 and 88,121 tons in 2010. More on the story.