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German researchers develop biodiesel production method using lower temperatures

German researchers develop biodiesel production method using lower temperatures

June 21, 2017 |

In Germany, researchers from Kaiserslautern, Bochum, and Rostock have developed a method for producing a petroleum diesel-like fuel from conventional biodiesel at low temperatures. The new biofuel fulfills the current EU and US requirements. It can be used undiluted in modern diesel engines or mixed in any ratio with petroleum diesel. The researchers present their […]

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CropEnergies cashes in on ethanol margins thanks to Ensus

CropEnergies cashes in on ethanol margins thanks to Ensus

June 19, 2017 |

In Germany, shares of CropEnergies soared back towards record highs in response to news the Ensus ethanol plant is back online and during a period of higher-than-expected ethanol prices in Europe. As a result, its March-May results were higher and it reviewed higher its expectations for its full year revenue towards EUR1 billion. Traders estimate […]

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German Aerospace Center teams with Lufthansa on testing biofuel properties

German Aerospace Center teams with Lufthansa on testing biofuel properties

June 7, 2017 |

In Germany, researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with Lufthansa Technik and the Bundeswehr Research Institute for Materials, Fuels and Lubricants, investigated the chemical and physical properties of particularly promising biofuels. The European Union-funded ‘High Biofuel Blends in Aviation’ (HBBA) study focused on blends, i.e. mixtures of […]

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Demand for UCOME in Europe falling as other low GHG fuels step up the pace

Demand for UCOME in Europe falling as other low GHG fuels step up the pace

June 5, 2017 |

In Germany, the GHG-based biodiesel-blending mandate has led biodiesel producers across Europe to work to reduce the GHG intensity of fuels, a move which has worked to reduce demand for used cooking oil-based biodiesel. Biodiesel GHG emissions reductions have lowered to 71.5% in 2016 compared to 50.5% in 2014, meaning biodiesel compliant with the German […]

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CropEnergies sees record profit thanks to Wilton ethanol plant

CropEnergies sees record profit thanks to Wilton ethanol plant

May 31, 2017 |

In Germany, CropEnergies’ Wilton, UK-based ethanol facility came back online in June last year, a move which helped to boost overall revenues by 11% and reach a record profit of $109.9 million during 2016/17. While the facility was mothballed for about a year in light of low European ethanol prices, the company invested in improvements […]

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German biofuel consumption recovers in March

German biofuel consumption recovers in March

May 29, 2017 |

In Germany, biodiesel consumption soared more than 53% in March over the previous month at 134,436 metric tons, though the on-year increase was more modest at just over 6%. Biodiesel blending hit 5.78% on a volumetric basis, more than 100 points higher than February but still down from March 2016’s 6.06%. Ethanol consumption also recovered […]

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EU-funded project seeks to demonstrate synthetic fuels and green H2 from waste biomass

EU-funded project seeks to demonstrate synthetic fuels and green H2 from waste biomass

May 17, 2017 |

In Germany, twelve SME, industrial, and scientific partners, coordinated by Fraunhofer UMSICHT, are participating in a new ambitious research project named TO-SYN-FUEL which will build up, operate and demonstrate the production of Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen from waste biomass. Building and extending from previous framework funding, the project is designed to set the benchmark […]

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CropEnergies sees record breaking revenue thanks to Ensus restart

CropEnergies sees record breaking revenue thanks to Ensus restart

May 17, 2017 |

In Germany, CropEnergies’ 2016/17 ethanol production hit 1,030,000 cu m, up 23% on the year, thanks in large part to restarting the Ensus ethanol plant in Wilton, UK last July. Although ethanol prices were lower, increased production led to an 11% increase in revenue to a record-breaking $890 million.  Despite increased ethanol demand expected for […]

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German biodiesel exports spike

German biodiesel exports spike

April 23, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in the 2016 calendar year, German biodiesel exports were noticeably higher than the previous year. The increase in exports to Poland and the Netherlands offset the decline in exports to many other EU-28 countries. In the 2016 calendar year, biodiesel exports climbed 4.8 per cent to 1.56 million tonnes. About 87 […]

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IRENA says growing biofuel production 10-fold needed to achieve GHG targets

IRENA says growing biofuel production 10-fold needed to achieve GHG targets

March 20, 2017 |

In Germany, global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, launched on the occasion of the […]

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