Tag: Germany

Solar driven thermochemical production of sustainable fuels webinar set for April 17

Solar driven thermochemical production of sustainable fuels webinar set for April 17

April 14, 2015 |

In Germany, the International Solar Energy Society invites you to join the upcoming webinar on the topic of: Solar driven thermochemical production of sustainable fuels, which will be held on: April 17, 2015 at 13:00 UTC.  Participation is free for everyone. In this webinar, distinguished experts in solar-driven thermochemical conversion technologies will provide up-to-date information […]

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University of Rostock project to investigate biodiesel for stage IV engines

University of Rostock project to investigate biodiesel for stage IV engines

April 13, 2015 |

In Germany, a project at the University of Rostock is investigating the technical feasibility of using certified sustainable rapeseed oil to produce biodiesel. In order to pave the way for manufacturers, the University of Rostock plans to investigate the basic performance characteristics of biodiesel in stage IV engines. The current obstacle standing in the way […]

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Global renewable investments up 17% in 2014 but biofuels investments fall 8%

Global renewable investments up 17% in 2014 but biofuels investments fall 8%

April 9, 2015 |

In Germany, global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase to $270 billion in 2014 after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower crude oil prices. According to UNEP’s 9th annual Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015, prepared by the Frankfurt School –UNEP […]

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BDI-BioEnergy’s balance sheet suffers from delayed project implementation

BDI-BioEnergy’s balance sheet suffers from delayed project implementation

March 31, 2015 |

In Germany, BDI-BioEnergy International reported a decline in revenues of 53.9 percent to 16.3 million euros in the financial year 2014. The reason for this was the delay in the implementation of two major biodiesel projects. The operating result (EBIT) in the reporting period was -5 million euros (previous year: 2.6 million euros). Due to […]

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Germany’s biodiesel exports and imports grew in 2014

Germany’s biodiesel exports and imports grew in 2014

March 25, 2015 |

In Germany, biodiesel exports grew more than 5% in 2014, reaching 506.7 million gallons. Exports in 2013 were up 32% over 2012, however, so export growth has slowed down significantly. The Netherlands took about 35% of the 2014 exports, while half that volume went to France — double what it imported from Germany in 2013. […]

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Air Liquide opens second generation biofuels pilot plant in Germany

Air Liquide opens second generation biofuels pilot plant in Germany

March 24, 2015 |

In Germany, conducted in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Air Liquide’s bioliq™ pilot plant aims at demonstrating the feasibility of a process to produce high-quality sulfur-free fuel from residual biomass. These “second generation” biofuels are produced using the inedible part of plants. For this project, Air Liquide provided key technologies for the pyrolysis […]

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German rapeseed crop at risk of frost damage

German rapeseed crop at risk of frost damage

January 29, 2015 |

In Germany, the rapeseed crop is at risk of severe damage from frost after it was left weakened by insects following an EU ban on a common pesticide. The French and British crops suffered less damage and look to better survive any potential cold snaps. European rapeseed production is seen down 11% on the year […]

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Copa-Cogeca calling on EU member states to support biofuels

Copa-Cogeca calling on EU member states to support biofuels

January 29, 2015 |

In Germany, Copa-Cogeca is calling for EU agriculture ministers and MEPs to fight the European Commission for a higher use of crop-based biofuels following the extensive investment made into the fuels following the EU’s policy to demand 10% blending by 2020. The organization rejects the studies used to establish ILUC penalties, saying they’re based on […]

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BASF pulls out of acrylic acid research JV with Novozymes and Cargill

BASF pulls out of acrylic acid research JV with Novozymes and Cargill

January 29, 2015 |

In Germany, BASF is leaving Novozymes and Cargill to continue carrying on the R&D work they’ve done together on bio-based acrylic acid, saying it couldn’t reach the targets for commercializing the product. Novozymes and Cargill started the partnership in 2008 with BASF joining in 2012. The founding companies are now looking for a new partner […]

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FAO chief says time to move beyond food vs fuel to food and fuel

FAO chief says time to move beyond food vs fuel to food and fuel

January 21, 2015 |

In Germany, the Director General of the FAO says that the food vs fuel debate most move on to food and fuel, where biofuels are not good nor bad. Biofuels mandates should be flexible, he said, to ensure that food always comes first. Food prices supported by biofuels benefit rural farmers.

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