Tag: Germany

CropEnergies’ 2017/18 ethanol production rose 12% but operating profits down

CropEnergies’ 2017/18 ethanol production rose 12% but operating profits down

May 17, 2018 |

In Germany, Platts reports that CropEnergies’ ethanol production jumped 12% during 2017/18 to a record 1.149 million cu m, together with 15% more animal feed and protein production of 662,000 metric tons saw revenues increase 10% on the year to $1.042 billion. Higher raw material cost and maintenance saw operating profits fall by a quarter […]

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Bunge cuts Mannheim biodiesel production 50% in Q2

Bunge cuts Mannheim biodiesel production 50% in Q2

May 16, 2018 |

In Germany, Reuters reports that Bunge was cutting production at its 200,000 metric ton per year Mannheim biodiesel plant by 50% during Q2 due to fall out from the European Court of Justice cutting anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports. Those imports have weighed heavily upon EU biodiesel prices forcing several major producers […]

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STORE&GO opens metehanization plant bolt-on for hydrogen production

STORE&GO opens metehanization plant bolt-on for hydrogen production

May 9, 2018 |

In Germany, as part of the international STORE&GO research project, opening ceremonies were held Wednesday for the methanization plant expansion to the existing power-to-gas facility in Falkenhagen. While the current facility feeds pure hydrogen (so-called “WindGas”) directly into the gas grid, the new methanation plant provides for the generation of “green” methane. In this second […]

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EU-funded project develops nanocatalysts for biofuel production

EU-funded project develops nanocatalysts for biofuel production

April 25, 2018 |

In Germany, an EU project developed innovative nanocatalysts to create an integrated modular and highly efficient process for producing fuels from renewable energy sources. Fifteen partners across eight countries joined efforts in the EU-funded project BIOGO-FOR-PRODUCTION to radically transform production processes and realize these essential improvements. The project focused on developing an integrated, coherent and […]

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UFOP sees dreary future European rapeseed following Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports

UFOP sees dreary future European rapeseed following Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports

April 17, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP views the prospects of European rapeseed cultivation as being acutely jeopardized. “The dumping imports from Argentina and Indonesia are becoming a question of survival for European rapeseed producers”, said the Chairman of UFOP, Wolfgang Vogel. The shutdowns and production cutbacks carried out by European biodiesel producers will continue to increase the pressure […]

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Bunge/Diester German JV cuts biodiesel production 50% in fact of imports

Bunge/Diester German JV cuts biodiesel production 50% in fact of imports

April 9, 2018 |

In Germany, Reuters reports that increased biodiesel imports from Indonesia and Argentina have forced the Bunge/Diester joint venture Natural Energy West to cut its biodiesel production 50% to 120,000 metric tons per year, continuing only to meet existing contracts.  The company’s CEO says that without German and EU intervention, the European biodiesel industry is at […]

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Verbio CEO says Argentina and Indonesian biodiesel imports could reach 5 million tons

Verbio CEO says Argentina and Indonesian biodiesel imports could reach 5 million tons

March 27, 2018 |

In Germany, Reuters reports the CEO of German biofuels producer Verbio AG said Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel producers can sell landed biodiesel in Europe for as much as $60 per metric tons cheaper than European biodiesel producers can source feedstock, meaning the European market is likely to be inundated with imports following the European Court […]

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ADM temporarily mothballs German biodiesel plant in light of growing imports

ADM temporarily mothballs German biodiesel plant in light of growing imports

March 26, 2018 |

In Germany, Reuters reports that ADM has decided to mothball its biodiesel plant in Mainz for at least Q2 because it can’t compete with increasing cheap imports that began to surge last September, especially following the ruling last week by the European Court of Justice dropping anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports. A […]

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Germany’s 2017 ethanol production fell with heavy hit to 2G

Germany’s 2017 ethanol production fell with heavy hit to 2G

March 26, 2018 |

In Germany, Renewables Now reports that ethanol production fell to 672,930 metric tons last year, down 8.8% on the year, while consumption also fell to 5.9% of gasoline consumption compared to 6.1% the year prior as ethanol sales fell nearly 2% as E10 demand stagnated. Total ethanol sales reached 1.154 million tons. Second-generation ethanol production […]

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German Biodiesel exports increased due to high demand

German Biodiesel exports increased due to high demand

March 3, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that according to export figures published by the German Federal Statistical Office, demand for biodiesel from Germany continues to be very high. Demand has grown strongly, especially in the EU-28. German biodiesel exports amounted to around 1.61 million tons in 2017. In other words, exports exceeded the previous year’s level by […]

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