Tag: Germany

Lufthansa runs Berlin to Frankfurt flight on 10% farnesan

Lufthansa runs Berlin to Frankfurt flight on 10% farnesan

September 16, 2014 |

In Germany, Lufthansa Group has marked another milestone in its pioneering work in the testing of alternative fuels. On Monday, Lufthansa flight LH 190 from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel was operated using a ten percent blend of the new biofuel component farnesan. This is the first scheduled flight in Europe to run on this fuel […]

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German rapeseed production for 2014 exceeds high expectations

German rapeseed production for 2014 exceeds high expectations

September 8, 2014 |

In Germany, rapeseed production for 2014 exceeded already high expectations as the second harvest estimate placing overall production at 6.2 million tonnes. Six out of nine German states increased production from 2013. Average yields for winter rapeseed increased 13%, meaning that while acreage for the crop decreased, production climbed nearly 8% from 2013. The German […]

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Algae-fueled BIQ building in Germany a great success

Algae-fueled BIQ building in Germany a great success

August 11, 2014 |

In Germany, a building running on algae fuel has been operating for over a year and residents inside say they are happy and that energy performance is great. The Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building runs on the heat produced by photosynthesis and algae biomass which is harvested and dried. A prototype building, BIQ is being […]

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Schmack Carbotech to build biogas plant in Stockholm for vehicle fuel

Schmack Carbotech to build biogas plant in Stockholm for vehicle fuel

July 22, 2014 |

In Germany, Schmack Carbotech has been awarded the contract to construct a plant with a processing capacity of 2000 Nm3/h in raw biogas in Sofielund Huddinge, Stockholm. Gas with a methane content of 97 percent after purification will be produced for use as a biofuel in vehicles powered by natural gas. After completion, the plant […]

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Evonik to increase prices for sodium methylate solution in North America

Evonik to increase prices for sodium methylate solution in North America

June 25, 2014 |

In Germany, effective July 1, or as contracts allow, Evonik Corp. will increase list and off list prices for all concentrations of sodium methylate solution in North America. Evonik is one of the world’s largest producers of sodium methylate solution, which is used as a catalyst in the production of biodiesel. It is also used […]

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Oil World sees record biodiesel production in 2014 but growth slowing

Oil World sees record biodiesel production in 2014 but growth slowing

June 12, 2014 |

In Germany, Oil World expects global biodiesel production to hit a record 29.1 million tons this year, up 2 million tons from last year, but growth was smaller than the 2.9 ton increase seen over the previous year. Growth in use of palm oil for biodiesel means the feedstock represents about a third of global […]

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CropEnergies to run in the red despite Ensus purchase

CropEnergies to run in the red despite Ensus purchase

May 13, 2014 |

In Germany, biofuel producer CropEnergies may run up to a $41 million (EUR 30 million) deficit due to US biofuel imports and political deadlock in the EU. CropEnergies, which currently owns the Ensus bioethanol site in the UK, has seen its margins reduced following an increase in grain prices. Despite owning one of Europe’s largest […]

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European rapeseed yields seen steady despite warm winter

European rapeseed yields seen steady despite warm winter

April 15, 2014 |

In Germany, rapeseed yields are expected to remain on average this summer across major producing regions despite a relatively warm winter. The European Commission has pegged 2014 production at 20.7 million metric tons, down just 100,000 tons from last year. Smaller areas planted with rapeseed in Germany and Poland will be compensated by higher plantings […]

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Pilot plant developed to produce isobutene from sugar

Pilot plant developed to produce isobutene from sugar

April 2, 2014 |

In Germany, a pilot plant developed by researchers Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes will obtain isobutene from sugar instead of oil for the first time. And in order not to threaten food supplies, in the long term the sugar should come from wood or straw and not from sugar beet. The basis of this was […]

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Germany’s biodiesel exports soar in 2013 thanks to EU anti-dumping duties

Germany’s biodiesel exports soar in 2013 thanks to EU anti-dumping duties

March 25, 2014 |

In Germany, 2013 biodiesel exports hit a record of just over 430 million gallons, up 20% on the year. Imports also fell during 2013 to 168.1 million gallons from 228.1 million gallons in 2012. The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) says part of the increased exports and reduced imports is due to […]

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