Tag: Germany

BDI-BioEnergy boosts H1 2016 sales by 32.5%

BDI-BioEnergy boosts H1 2016 sales by 32.5%

August 15, 2016 |

In Germany, BDI-BioEnergy International AG increased sales by 32.5 percent in the first half of 2016 to a total $17.27 million due to the implementation of various major projects as planned. As a result, earnings before interest and taxes improved by €1.9 million over the previous year’s loss of €2.9 million to a loss of […]

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Brexit concerns, volatile oil market hits German biobased feedstock prices

Brexit concerns, volatile oil market hits German biobased feedstock prices

July 10, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP is reporting that rapeseed prices, after rising in the first half of June, has been experiencing “some uncertainty due to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, Brexit and poor weather. Whereas old crop was traded, the contract business was stagnant as bids were sharply reduced.” UFOP added that “Trading in vegetable oil was […]

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AVA cleanphos pilot plant online, now delivering recovered phosphorus from sewage sludge

AVA cleanphos pilot plant online, now delivering recovered phosphorus from sewage sludge

July 6, 2016 |

In Germany, the AVA cleanphos pilot plant in Karlsruhe, sponsored by the German Federal Environment Foundation (DBU), came online at the beginning of July 2016. Leading biotechnology company AVA-CO2 has developed the AVA cleanphos process which enables efficient and cost-effective recovery of phosphorus from sewage sludge. The process also allows for co-incineration in the future and […]

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New high-selectivity catalyst converts CO2 to ethylene 

New high-selectivity catalyst converts CO2 to ethylene 

July 6, 2016 |

In Germany, a team headed by Prof Dr Beatriz Roldan Cuenya from Ruhr-Universität Bochumsaid that how plasma-treated copper can be used as a catalyst to performs highly selective conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into ethylene – an important source material for the chemical industry. The report was published in Nature Communications. PhD student […]

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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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