Tag: Czech republic

Czech sugarbeets up sharply, but short of forecast

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 […]

May 1, 2012 More

Wheat Chex? Agrofert buys wheat ethanol plant in Czech Republic

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 […]

June 1, 2011 More

Biodiesel demand soars in Czech Republic

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.

April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More

"For progress in biofuels in Europe, look to the East!": report from Biofuels International

In the Czech republic, Biofuels Digest columnist Will Thurmond filed this report from the Bioenergy International conference and expo in Prague. Western EU biofuels development overall at a policy level is basically on hold, due to ill-defined sustainability criteria and lack of support from the EU level. The reaction from this continued stagnation and indecision […]

May 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More