Tag: Germany

German biodiesel blending falls as diesel consumption increases

German biodiesel blending falls as diesel consumption increases

February 23, 2017 |

In Germany, biodiesel blend was slightly lower on the year last year at 5.61% in part as a result of double counting waste-based biofuels while ethanol blending was slightly higher at 5.78%. Although the biodiesel blending rate fell in percentage terms, biodiesel consumption was actually slightly higher at 2.15 million metric tons but diesel consumption […]

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Verbio boosts biofuel production 4% during H1 as it heads towards full capacity utilization

Verbio boosts biofuel production 4% during H1 as it heads towards full capacity utilization

February 15, 2017 |

In Germany, Verbio saw its ethanol and biodiesel production increase 4% during the first half of 2016/17 to 360,142 metric tons, in part boosted through 100% use of its 400,000-ton biodiesel production capacity during the period at 236,430 tons. Ethanol production was not running at full installed capacity due to maintenance so production stood at […]

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German and French oil seed industries team up to urge EU to support conventional biofuels

German and French oil seed industries team up to urge EU to support conventional biofuels

January 30, 2017 |

In Germany, at the invitation of Germany’s Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP), representatives of the French federation of the producers of oilseeds and proteins crops (FOP), under leadership of vice chairman Arnaud Rousseau, and representatives of UFOP, under leadership of chairman Wolfgang Vogel, spoke Jan. 25 in Berlin about the […]

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Germany cuts palm oil use for biodiesel by 1/3: report

Germany cuts palm oil use for biodiesel by 1/3: report

January 22, 2017 |

In Germany, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food published an English-language edition of its Evaluation and Progress Report 2015 under the Biomass Energy Sustainability Ordinance. Biofuel Sustainability Ordinance The FOAF reports that in the biofuels sector, FAME biodiesel made up the largest share of biofuels – almost 65%.  Rapeseed was the most frequently used […]

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Ensus helped CropEnergies boost ethanol production nearly 19% through end-November

Ensus helped CropEnergies boost ethanol production nearly 19% through end-November

January 12, 2017 |

In Germany, CropEnergies said its ethanol production increased nearly 19% during the first three quarters of the year to 735,000 cu m in part thanks to restarting the Ensus ethanol plant in the UK last July. Ensus has an installed production capacity of 1.2 million cu m. Lower feedstock prices along with increased volumes help […]

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CropEnergies says EU will never achieve GHG goals without conventional biofuels

CropEnergies says EU will never achieve GHG goals without conventional biofuels

January 11, 2017 |

In Germany, CropEnergies says there is reason to fear that implementing the draft of the European Commission’s proposed decrease of the share of biofuels made from crops from 7 percent in 2021 to a maximum of 3.8 percent in 2030 would not lead to a decrease in fossil fuel use, but only to a decrease […]

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German biofuel consumption to increase in 2017 but challenges lie ahead

German biofuel consumption to increase in 2017 but challenges lie ahead

January 4, 2017 |

In Germany, biofuels are set to benefit from the country’s ‘climate protection rate’ that will raise to 4% in 2017 from 3.5% in 2016, meaning oil companies will have to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the fuels they sell by 4%. One such way to do so is to blend with ethanol or biodiesel. […]

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CropEnergies boosts expectations for full year financial results

CropEnergies boosts expectations for full year financial results

December 26, 2016 |

In Germany, CropEnergies expects its full year operating profit to come in between EUR70 million and EUR85 million on the back of revenues between EUR760 million and EUR790 million, following strong results during the first three quarters. Preliminary reporting for the third quarter showed EUR215 million in revenue compared to EUR168 million during the same […]

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CropEnergies expects 5% revenue increase in part thanks to higher ethanol prices

CropEnergies expects 5% revenue increase in part thanks to higher ethanol prices

December 20, 2016 |

In Germany, CropEnergies expects the European ethanol market to improve enough that it has raised its revenue forecast for the second time this year through February, this time by 5%, an announcement welcomed by investors who boosted its shares by 7%. Revenues jumped during the August through November quarter by 28% in part thanks to […]

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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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