Tag: Germany

Germany’s AGQM adds new products to no-harm list

Germany’s AGQM adds new products to no-harm list

June 13, 2016 |

In Germany, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitaetsmanagement Biodiesel e. V. (AGQM) completed its 10th no-harm test round of oxidation stabilizers, which resulted in adding three new products to AGQM’s existing no-harm list. Biodiesel producers can thus select from a total of 47 tested products of 28 producers of oxidation stabilizers. Antioxidants are highly recommended to reach the required oxidation […]

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European rapeseed crop damaged by insects and frost but Germany seen better off

European rapeseed crop damaged by insects and frost but Germany seen better off

May 4, 2016 |

In Germany, Europe’s rapeseed crop has been hit by insect damage in France and Britain along with frost damage to Poland’s crop, cutting production to 21.2 and 21.4 million tons from 22 million tons last year, which could provoke import demand from Ukraine, Australia and Canada. Poland’s crop is seen down 22%, the UK’s down […]

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Rapeseed prices on the rise in Europe as other ag prices plummet

Rapeseed prices on the rise in Europe as other ag prices plummet

May 1, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP is reporting that rapeseed prices are the only prices that have surpassed 2015 levels, noting in particular that cereals and corn prices have seen a short dip. In April, Rapeseed prices shot up to the highest levels since 2015; April 2016 bids for rapeseed were on average EUR 349 per tonne ex […]

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Clariant’s sunliquid technology price competitive with Brazilian sugarcane ethanol

Clariant’s sunliquid technology price competitive with Brazilian sugarcane ethanol

April 25, 2016 |

In Brazil, testing on Clariant’s sunliquid technology has confirmed that the cost per liter of cellulosic ethanol can achieve price competitiveness with sugarcane ethanol prices in Brazil. Clariant’s testing evaluated over 40 containers of sugargane bagasse and tops & leaves from Brazil at its pilot and precommercial facilities in Germany, and achieved a yield of […]

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German biodiesel exports top 1.43 million tonnes for 2015: UFOP

German biodiesel exports top 1.43 million tonnes for 2015: UFOP

March 13, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that although German foreign trade in biodiesel was not quite as brisk in 2015 as a year earlier, export figures published by the German Federal Statistical Office verify that interest in biodiesel from Germany continued to be high. German 2015 biodiesel exports amounted to just over 1.43 million tonnes. Consequently, exports were […]

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German sugarbeet consumption for ethanol jumps 9% in 2015

German sugarbeet consumption for ethanol jumps 9% in 2015

February 22, 2016 |

In Germany, sugarbeet led the way in 2015 with 9% more used for ethanol production than the previous year, while production from feed grain fell nearly 2%, with overall production rising 1.8% over 2014 at 739,821 metric tons. Nearly 13,000 tons more feedstock was processed last year to account for the production increase. Nearly 2 […]

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks falls in line to allow HVO in truck engines

Mercedes-Benz Trucks falls in line to allow HVO in truck engines

February 22, 2016 |

In Germany, with immediate effect Mercedes-Benz Trucks is granting approval for the use of the alternative fuel known as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). The approval from February 2016 relates to the in-line six-cylinder engine variants of the Mercedes-Benz OM 470, OM 471 (first generation) and OM 936 as well as the in-line four-cylinder variants of […]

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IEA-RETD releases scoping paper on co-locating 2G biofuels at 1G facilities

IEA-RETD releases scoping paper on co-locating 2G biofuels at 1G facilities

February 8, 2016 |

In Germany, integration of advanced (2nd generation / 2G) biofuel plants with conventional (1st generation / 1G) biofuel plants can lead to significant synergies and cost savings, especially for bioethanol plants. For biodiesel, conversion of fossil refineries to advanced biofuel production is another promising option as well. These are the results of a scoping study […]

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Lufthansa continuing aviation biofuel program despite low oil prices

Lufthansa continuing aviation biofuel program despite low oil prices

February 3, 2016 |

In Germany, low fuel prices aren’t deterring Lufthansa from continuing to develop aviation biofuels, some it describes as a long-term strategy and not one that is swayed but a tough year or two. Though the company doesn’t continually communicate new initiatives, it is still working to find biofuel solutions, and that won’t change when fuel […]

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German biodiesel exports drop by 25%: Report

German biodiesel exports drop by 25%: Report

January 31, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that German biodiesel exports in the first 11 months of 2015 were down almost one fourth from same period in 2014. This is shown by German Federal Statistical Office foreign trade figures. A respectable 90 per cent of exports went to EU member states. According to Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI), the sharp […]

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