Tag: Germany

Algae-fueled BIQ building in Germany a great success

In Germany, a building running on algae fuel has been operating for over a year and residents inside say they are happy and that energy performance is great. The Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building runs on the heat produced by photosynthesis and algae biomass which is harvested and dried. A prototype building, BIQ is being […]

August 11, 2014 More

Schmack Carbotech to build biogas plant in Stockholm for vehicle fuel

In Germany, Schmack Carbotech has been awarded the contract to construct a plant with a processing capacity of 2000 Nm3/h in raw biogas in Sofielund Huddinge, Stockholm. Gas with a methane content of 97 percent after purification will be produced for use as a biofuel in vehicles powered by natural gas. After completion, the plant […]

July 22, 2014 More

Evonik to increase prices for sodium methylate solution in North America

In Germany, effective July 1, or as contracts allow, Evonik Corp. will increase list and off list prices for all concentrations of sodium methylate solution in North America. Evonik is one of the world’s largest producers of sodium methylate solution, which is used as a catalyst in the production of biodiesel. It is also used […]

June 25, 2014 More

Oil World sees record biodiesel production in 2014 but growth slowing

In Germany, Oil World expects global biodiesel production to hit a record 29.1 million tons this year, up 2 million tons from last year, but growth was smaller than the 2.9 ton increase seen over the previous year. Growth in use of palm oil for biodiesel means the feedstock represents about a third of global […]

June 12, 2014 More

CropEnergies to run in the red despite Ensus purchase

In Germany, biofuel producer CropEnergies may run up to a $41 million (EUR 30 million) deficit due to US biofuel imports and political deadlock in the EU. CropEnergies, which currently owns the Ensus bioethanol site in the UK, has seen its margins reduced following an increase in grain prices. Despite owning one of Europe’s largest […]

May 13, 2014 More

European rapeseed yields seen steady despite warm winter

In Germany, rapeseed yields are expected to remain on average this summer across major producing regions despite a relatively warm winter. The European Commission has pegged 2014 production at 20.7 million metric tons, down just 100,000 tons from last year. Smaller areas planted with rapeseed in Germany and Poland will be compensated by higher plantings […]

April 15, 2014 More

Pilot plant developed to produce isobutene from sugar

In Germany, a pilot plant developed by researchers Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes will obtain isobutene from sugar instead of oil for the first time. And in order not to threaten food supplies, in the long term the sugar should come from wood or straw and not from sugar beet. The basis of this was […]

April 2, 2014 More

Germany’s biodiesel exports soar in 2013 thanks to EU anti-dumping duties

In Germany, 2013 biodiesel exports hit a record of just over 430 million gallons, up 20% on the year. Imports also fell during 2013 to 168.1 million gallons from 228.1 million gallons in 2012. The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) says part of the increased exports and reduced imports is due to […]

March 25, 2014 More

Rapeseed oil provides 89% of Germany’s biodiesel this winter

In Germany, at 89 percent, rapeseed oil is, as expected, the most important raw material of the biodiesel component in diesel fuel, followed by palm kernel oil at 6 percent and palm and soya oil at 4 and 1 percent, respectively. This is the result of the renewed investigation of the raw material composition of […]

February 25, 2014 More

German biodiesel mostly comprised of rapeseed oil

In Germany, UFOP determined that rapeseed oil is the most important raw material of the biodiesel component in diesel fuel, comprising 89% of the content based on investigation of the raw material composition of diesel fuel at public filling stations commissioned by UFOP. Palm kernel oil comprised 6% and palm and soya oil comprised 4 […]

February 24, 2014 More