Tag: Europe

Industrial biotech sector calls for an ambitious revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

Industrial biotech sector calls for an ambitious revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

November 22, 2017 |

In Brussels, on the EU Bioeconomy Policy Day, EuropaBio called for an ambitious revision of the European Bioeconomy Strategy. Such a revision would help tackle climate change and meet the needs of a growing population whilst boosting Europe’s resource efficiency, competitiveness and long-term economic growth. “To achieve this, the revision must put in place a […]

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The Digest’s 2017 Guide to the 20 Top European biorefinery projects

The Digest’s 2017 Guide to the 20 Top European biorefinery projects

November 22, 2017 |

You won’t hear it from the NGOs orbiting Brussels who have long figured out that bashing biotechnology is good for the fund-raising cash register, but Europe has become the hottest geography on the planet for deploying advanced bioeconomy projects. What was once a great place to develop R&D (and still is) is becoming a great […]

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Beet-based ethanol production seen returning after quotas end in September

Beet-based ethanol production seen returning after quotas end in September

August 21, 2017 |

In Europe, the ending of sugarbeet production quotas the end of September has lead the market to expect a return of ethanol production from beet as a way to absorb production excesses. Backwardation into the ethanol market from October partly reflects these additional beet-based supplies, combined with the Salamanca ethanol plant formerly owned by Abengoa […]

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New Study Shows Industrial Biotech Set to Drive Jobs and Growth Creation in EU

New Study Shows Industrial Biotech Set to Drive Jobs and Growth Creation in EU

October 6, 2016 |

In Europe, on the 27th September, 2016, EuropaBio launched the findings of a new study at the European Parliament as part of European Biotech Week celebrations across Europe. The Chair of EuropaBio’s Industrial Biotech Council and Managing Board member of Royal DSM, Stephen Tanda made a few comments about the report. He said it is […]

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Europe’s ethanol CEOs at the crossroads

Europe’s ethanol CEOs at the crossroads

September 5, 2016 |

By James Cogan, Special to The Digest Europe’s Big 4 ethanol CEOs (Tereos, Cristal Union, Alco Group, Crop Energies) are in a curious situation. Together with their smaller peers they produce about 6 million tonnes of the fuel commodity annually, with combined revenues of around 4 billion euro. The product gets blended into petrol accounting for 4% of […]

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Wassup, EU? The Top 10 Trends in Europe’s Advanced Bioeconomy

May 15, 2016 |

In the EU, the European bioeconomy is generating 18.3 million jobs and driving €2.1 trillion in annual revenue in the E28, says nova-insitut, in a report for the Bio-based Industries Consortium. If we had any doubt about the EU’s commitment to moving forward, we saw that the Danish Minister for Business & Growth and the Minister […]

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European ethanol market picking up with better prices and margins

European ethanol market picking up with better prices and margins

April 12, 2016 |

In Europe, April has been good for the ethanol market so far with improved prices for T2 every session since the first of the month, which is in turn helping to support crush margins thanks to feedstock prices that fell just enough. On Monday evening, crush margins for both wheat and corn were the highest […]

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European rapeseed prices hitting record highs because of US soybean prices, says UFOP

European rapeseed prices hitting record highs because of US soybean prices, says UFOP

April 10, 2016 |

In France, rapeseed prices have been climbing steeply to a 2016 record high as a result of the surge of US soybean price quotes and the rise of palm oil prices. This jump has allowed bids on the cash market to recover from their seasonal low. According to UFOP, “Rapeseed oil prices soared on temporarily […]

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European support of compostable bags key for bioplastics industry

European support of compostable bags key for bioplastics industry

April 10, 2016 |

In Europe, a study has shown that European demand for biodegradable polymers has focused on compostable plastic bags. The market of compostable and biodegradable plastic products grew to 100,000 tonnes in 2015, and could grow to beyond 300,000 tonnes in 2020 The industry lives and dies by the legal framework surrounding the use of biodegradable […]

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NWE biodiesel prices soar on high RFS demand in the US

NWE biodiesel prices soar on high RFS demand in the US

June 2, 2015 |

In Europe, biodiesel prices for Northwest Europe soared as increased biodiesel demand under the RFS across the Atlantic pushed up vegetable oil prices around the world, hitting 4.5 month and 5.5 month highs for RED-compliant FAME and RME respectively. The premium over ICE gasoil prices also hit the highest since April.

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