Tag: Germany

Global bioplastics production to reach 6.1 million tons by 2021

Global bioplastics production to reach 6.1 million tons by 2021

November 30, 2016 |

In Germany, European Bioplastics says the global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 4.2 million tons in 2016 to approximately 6.1 million tons in 2021. Packaging remains the largest fields of application for bioplastics with almost 40 percent (1.6 million tons) of the total bioplastics market in 2016. The data also confirms […]

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Germany biodiesel blending rate falls in September and for the year

Germany biodiesel blending rate falls in September and for the year

November 29, 2016 |

In Germany, biodiesel blending fell in September to 172,728 metric tons, accounting for about 5.07% of the diesel fuel consumed during the month, compared to 187,090 tons in August that achieved a 5.63% rate. The volumes include both conventional biodiesel and HVO. Even so, total biodiesel blending is up more than 4% on the year […]

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AGQM begins 11th no-harm test for oxidation stabilizers for biodiesel

AGQM begins 11th no-harm test for oxidation stabilizers for biodiesel

November 16, 2016 |

In Germany, AGQM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e.V.) started its 11th no-harm test for oxidation stabilizers for Biodiesel and its second No-Harm Test for bio heating oil. Mineral oil based Diesel fuel is blended with up to 7% FAME (fatty acid methyl ester, Biodiesel) based on EN 590, the European Standard for Diesel fuel. Oxidation stabilizers for […]

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European researchers develop bio-based hybrid fuel cell

European researchers develop bio-based hybrid fuel cell

November 15, 2016 |

In Germany, researchers have developed a hybrid of a fuel cell and capacitor on a biocatalytic basis. With the aid of enzymatic processes, what’s known as a biosupercapacitor efficiently generates and stores energy. The trick: the enzymes are embedded in a stable polymer gel, which can store a large amount of energy. The scientists at […]

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VERBIO’s Q1 results show higher biodiesel margins but lower ethanol margins

VERBIO’s Q1 results show higher biodiesel margins but lower ethanol margins

November 14, 2016 |

In Germany, VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG reports improved results for the first three months of the financial year compared to the same period in the previous year. The improved results in the first quarter of the financial year 2016/2017 compared to the same period in the previous year were primarily driven by higher Biodiesel margins. […]

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German researchers lead EU project looking at CO2-based biofuel technologies

German researchers lead EU project looking at CO2-based biofuel technologies

November 8, 2016 |

In Germany, microbes are already used on a wide scale for the production of fuels and base chemicals, but for this most of them have to be “fed” with sugar. However, since sugar-based biotechnology finds itself in competition with food production, it is faced with increasingly fierce criticism. Carbon dioxide has meanwhile become the focus […]

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CropEnergies boosts H1 ethanol production but revenues are down

CropEnergies boosts H1 ethanol production but revenues are down

October 12, 2016 |

In Germany, CropEnergies reported that ethanol production during the first half of the year rose to 450,000 cubic meters from 420,000 during the same period last year thanks to bringing back online its Wilton, UK facility. Despite high ethanol production and better capacity utilization, revenues only reached EUR350 million during the first half of 2016/17 […]

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BP green hydrogen project needs Germany to update laws to reflect GHG savings

BP green hydrogen project needs Germany to update laws to reflect GHG savings

October 11, 2016 |

In Germany, BP is trying to secure legislative changes that would facilitate its work with Germany’s Uniper to produce “green hydrogen” at the oil major’s refinery in Lingen. Produced when renewable energy meets hydrolysing water, the gas produced has 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to its fossil fuel-based counterpart but the law doesn’t yet […]

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Low biodiesel prices boost German biodiesel consumption to 6.22% in June

Low biodiesel prices boost German biodiesel consumption to 6.22% in June

September 12, 2016 |

In Germany, biodiesel blending reached 6.22% in June, the highest seen all year thanks to low prices that stimulated demand and brought the year-to-date consumption to 1.1 million metric tons. The average for the year is well below 6%, however, and was only boosted by June’s jump in consumption when the figure reached 203,223 tons. […]

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Germany looking at US native plant as key to biogas feedstock sustainability

Germany looking at US native plant as key to biogas feedstock sustainability

August 29, 2016 |

In Germany, the biogas industry is investigating the use of Silphie, known as Indian Cup in its native US, as a potential feedstock as an alternative to corn. A perennial plant that can grow for 20 years, field trials have shown that the crop has a number of potential benefits compared to corn thanks to […]

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