Tag: Germany

ICCT report says policies must not “pervert” in their attempts to support aviation biofuels

ICCT report says policies must not “pervert” in their attempts to support aviation biofuels

March 21, 2019 |

In Germany, the International Council on Clean Transportation has released a new working paper that says that policies supporting the use of cellulosic and other waste stocks would do more to support the efficient development of aviation biofuels rather than directly prioritizing the use of aviation biofuel which it says can create perverse incentives by […]

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Evonik launches fast and easy-to-use analytical service to test DDGS

Evonik launches fast and easy-to-use analytical service to test DDGS

March 19, 2019 |

In Germany, Evonik has launched a new fast and easy-to-use analytical service to test distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Up to now, the industry has lacked reliable tests to judge the quality of corn DDGS during the process of raw material reception. Evonik’s new AMINORED 2.0 has been developed to close that gap and […]

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Biodiesel imports almost doubled in 2018

Biodiesel imports almost doubled in 2018

March 17, 2019 |

In Germany, the latest statistics for 2018 imports of biodiesel to Germany show a sharp increase over 2017 imports. UFOP reports that the rise was triggered by overabundant supply of state-subsidized and consequently low-priced biodiesel from Argentina. UFOP fears that a similar development will take place after the EU Commission’s ongoing anti-subsidy proceedings against Indonesia […]

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CropEnergies decides to resume ethanol production in the UK

CropEnergies decides to resume ethanol production in the UK

February 27, 2019 |

In Germany, the executive board of CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, has decided to resume ethanol production in its UK plant in Wilton at the beginning of March 2019. It is planned to initially run the factory at reduced capacity to supply orders from British customers. The company says that for a continuous operation of the plant […]

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German researchers say aviation biofuel can reduce negative climate impacts of flying

German researchers say aviation biofuel can reduce negative climate impacts of flying

February 14, 2019 |

In Germany, researchers at the German Aerospace Center say the use of aviation biofuels can reduce soot emissions and contrail formations. By blending 50% biofuel, soot-related ice crystal formation can but cut by 80% while contrail formation can halve. They argue that by reducing the amount of clouds created by aviation can help to reduce […]

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German researchers discover natural herbicide derived from cyanobacteria

German researchers discover natural herbicide derived from cyanobacteria

February 4, 2019 |

In Germany, researchers at the University of Tübingen have discovered a natural substance that could compete with the controversial herbicide glyphosate: a newly discovered sugar molecule synthesized from cyanobacteria that inhibits the growth of various microorganisms and plants but is harmless to humans and animals. It was published in the journal Nature Communications on Friday. […]

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Thyssenkrupp produces ammonia from steel mill gases

Thyssenkrupp produces ammonia from steel mill gases

January 14, 2019 |

In Germany, Carbon2Chem is off to a good start in the new year. For the first time thyssenkrupp has produced ammonia from steel mill gases. Ammonia is a chemical used to make fertilizers to improve food production. Steel mill gases come from steel production and contain, among other things, CO2. It is the first time […]

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ArcelorMittal selects Sulzer Chemtech to provide distillation equipment for Belgian LanzaTech plant

ArcelorMittal selects Sulzer Chemtech to provide distillation equipment for Belgian LanzaTech plant

January 9, 2019 |

In Germany, Sulzer’s solutions for separation processes are supporting the pioneering EU-funded project ‘Steelanol’, which aims to turn carbon-rich industrial emissions into bioethanol fuels. By winning this contract, Sulzer is further strengthening its reputation in providing high-quality, reliable and innovative process engineering services and equipment for more sustainable and efficient processing plants. Sulzer Chemtech was […]

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European Bioplastics slams University of Bonn study questioning environmental benefits of bioplastics

European Bioplastics slams University of Bonn study questioning environmental benefits of bioplastics

January 8, 2019 |

In Germany, European Bioplastics says the recent study “Land use mediated GHG emissions and spillovers from increased consumption of bioplastics” published by the University of Bonn calls into question the contribution of bio-based plastics to climate change mitigation. Although the study describes that fossil-based plastics are responsible for 15 percent of the global CO2 emissions, […]

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Calls for stricter ISO standards of biodiesel in marine fuel

Calls for stricter ISO standards of biodiesel in marine fuel

December 25, 2018 |

In Germany, the International Union of Marine Insurance said in its December quarterly newsletter that more than 100 vessels have been negatively impacted by biodiesel-contaminated fuel and as a result is calling for stricter ISO standards beyond the current “fit for purpose” stipulation. Currently, it is up to end users to test fuels but the […]

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