Tag: Germany

IEA-RETD releases scoping paper on co-locating 2G biofuels at 1G facilities

IEA-RETD releases scoping paper on co-locating 2G biofuels at 1G facilities

February 8, 2016 |

In Germany, integration of advanced (2nd generation / 2G) biofuel plants with conventional (1st generation / 1G) biofuel plants can lead to significant synergies and cost savings, especially for bioethanol plants. For biodiesel, conversion of fossil refineries to advanced biofuel production is another promising option as well. These are the results of a scoping study […]

Read More

Lufthansa continuing aviation biofuel program despite low oil prices

Lufthansa continuing aviation biofuel program despite low oil prices

February 3, 2016 |

In Germany, low fuel prices aren’t deterring Lufthansa from continuing to develop aviation biofuels, some it describes as a long-term strategy and not one that is swayed but a tough year or two. Though the company doesn’t continually communicate new initiatives, it is still working to find biofuel solutions, and that won’t change when fuel […]

Read More

German biodiesel exports drop by 25%: Report

German biodiesel exports drop by 25%: Report

January 31, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that German biodiesel exports in the first 11 months of 2015 were down almost one fourth from same period in 2014. This is shown by German Federal Statistical Office foreign trade figures. A respectable 90 per cent of exports went to EU member states. According to Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI), the sharp […]

Read More

CropEnergies warns investors about “significant” drop in European ethanol prices

CropEnergies warns investors about “significant” drop in European ethanol prices

January 12, 2016 |

In Germany, CropEnergies has warned investors that a “significant” drop in ethanol prices will have negative consequences on its bottom line during 2016/17 with just EUR30 million in operating profit expected if prices remain the same, but that could increase to EUR70 million if the market situation improves. The company’s Ensus ethanol plant in the […]

Read More

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Group releases Germany country profile in year end newsletter

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Group releases Germany country profile in year end newsletter

January 3, 2016 |

The IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Group released its end of year newsletter, which included a comprehensive  country profile for biofuels activity in Germany, authored by Franziska Müller-Langer (DBFZ and Nicolaus Dahmen (KIT). The overview includes Background and policy, the Current regulatory framework in Germany, Developments and perspectives until 2020 and post-2020 in Germany, and an […]

Read More

Autodisplay Biotech leads $1.75 million R&D program to lower cellulase costs

Autodisplay Biotech leads $1.75 million R&D program to lower cellulase costs

December 31, 2015 |

In Germany, an international consortium led by Autodisplay Biotech GmbH started Pathway EFB, a $1.75 million collaborative research and development project to significantly lower cellulase cost in the production of biofuels and biobased chemicals. The project builds onto Autodisplay Biotech’s proprietary cell surface display technology which enables a low-cost recovery and re-use of cellulases after […]

Read More

German biodiesel consumption continues to decline

German biodiesel consumption continues to decline

December 6, 2015 |

In Germany, the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control is reporting that german biodiesel consumption is on the decline in 2015. it dropped particularly sharply in September 2015. At around 165,000 tonnes, the use of biodiesel in blends was down around 15 per cent from the same month the previous year. By contrast, demand for […]

Read More

German ethanol industry wants higher blending thanks to 62% GHG savings

German ethanol industry wants higher blending thanks to 62% GHG savings

December 1, 2015 |

In Germany, the national ethanol producers association says a report from the agriculture and food ministry, BLE, shows ethanol produced in country reduced GHG emissions by an average of 62% in 2015 compared to the 50% mandated by the Renewable Energy Directive in 2017. As a result, the industry is calling for higher blending beyond […]

Read More

German biodiesel 41 cents higher than agricultural diesel in October

German biodiesel 41 cents higher than agricultural diesel in October

November 9, 2015 |

In Germany, at the end of October, Germany’s wholesale price for biodiesel stood at around 75.60 euro cents per liter (USD $3.066 per gallon), excluding energy tax, thus exceeding the price for agricultural diesel (i.e., off-road diesel) by nearly 10 euro cents per liter (USD $0.416 per gallon). According to Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI), this was the […]

Read More

CropEnergies’ ethanol production falls 11% March to August on Ensus shutdown

CropEnergies’ ethanol production falls 11% March to August on Ensus shutdown

October 8, 2015 |

In Germany, CropEnergies’ ethanol production is down more than 11% during the March to August period at just 422,000 cubic meters, compared to the 478,000 cu m produced during the same period last year. The Ensus ethanol plant has been mothballed since February which contributed to much of the loss in volume. The company says […]

Read More