Tag: Germany

Ethanol Europe Renewables teams with UN Climate Change to promote biofuels deployment

Ethanol Europe Renewables teams with UN Climate Change to promote biofuels deployment

October 18, 2017 |

In Germany, ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Bonn (COP 23, 6-17 November), Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd (EERL) and UN Climate Change have partnered to boost the deployment of biofuels in the transport sector. Transport is the second biggest source of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions world-wide, and the sector is rapidly growing. Biofuels such […]

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Slovakia’s Enviral licenses Clariant’s sunliquid technology

Slovakia’s Enviral licenses Clariant’s sunliquid technology

September 18, 2017 |

In Germany, Enviral has acquired a license to use Clariant’s sunliquid technology as part of its goal to realize a full scale commercial cellulosic ethanol plant for the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. This new plant will be owned and operated by Enviral and is planned to be integrated into the existing […]

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German researchers boost metabolism of baker’s yeast to improve yields

German researchers boost metabolism of baker’s yeast to improve yields

September 18, 2017 |

In Germany, currently, making products such as fuels, synthetic materials or pharmaceuticals from renewable raw materials lacks efficiency because the microorganisms process the raw materials very slowly and generate many unwanted by-products. Biotechnologists at Goethe University Frankfurt have now succeeded in optimizing sugar utilization in baker’s yeast. Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Biosciences at […]

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A rush of biodiesel imports into Europe seen beginning next spring

A rush of biodiesel imports into Europe seen beginning next spring

September 14, 2017 |

In Germany, Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI) says the EU Commission’s recent decision to lower import duties on Argentinian biodiesel (from the current 22-25.7 down to 4.5-8.1 percent) is likely to lead to a sharp rebound in Argentinian deliveries. If the tariff rates on Indonesian biodiesel are also lowered in the wake of a decision that is still […]

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Six innovative biocomposite products and companies nominated for Innovation Award

Six innovative biocomposite products and companies nominated for Innovation Award

September 9, 2017 |

In Germany, 13 companies applied for Biocomposites Conference Cologne’s Innovation Award and six finalists have been chosen and will be recognized at the December conference in Cologne where the audience will elect three winners. The six nominees all focus on biocomposite products. The six nominees include BASF SE & Sonae Arauco Deutschland AG for their […]

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Biodiesel consumption in Germany slows in first half of 2017

September 9, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that while diesel and petrol consumption increased, the use of biodiesel declined in the first half of 2017, although the higher quota on GHG emission has been in force since January 2017. Bioethanol remained almost at the year-ago level. March 2017 recorded the highest demand for biodiesel over the past six […]

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Summer rains hit German rapeseed crop hard but market still waiting for EU’s Argentine decision

Summer rains hit German rapeseed crop hard but market still waiting for EU’s Argentine decision

September 5, 2017 |

In Germany, persisting summer rains have damaged the rapeseed crop to the point where European production is seen falling to just 21.6 million metric tons. French production will help to offset yield losses but Germany’s crop will still negatively impact supplies. Supply tightness will provide support to rapeseed oil prices in the face of pressure […]

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German biodiesel exports see slight increase so far in 2017

September 2, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in the first six months of 2017, German biodiesel exports slightly exceeded the previous year’s figures. More specifically, Denmark and Great Britain purchased more biodiesel from German production. By contrast, demand from the US slumped. In the first half year of 2017, total German biodiesel exports climbed 13.7 per cent […]

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Linde Group to create modular hydrogen manufacturing unit for St1 Refinery

Linde Group to create modular hydrogen manufacturing unit for St1 Refinery

August 17, 2017 |

In Germany, the Linde Group has been awarded with the engineering and supply of a modular hydrogen manufacturing unit for St1 Refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. Linde’s Engineering Division will start the engineering and construction of the unit immediately, with the completion estimated for the end of 2018. “This award adds to Linde’s winning streak of […]

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Biodiesel sales in Germany remain stagnate

Biodiesel sales in Germany remain stagnate

August 12, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in spite of the increase in the greenhouse gas reduction requirement from 3.5 to 4.0 percent introduced at the beginning of the year and the further increase in diesel consumption to almost 15 million tonnes (prior year: 14.15 million tonnes), biodiesel consumption has fallen once again from 0.912 million tonnes […]

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