Tag: Germany

Linde Group to create modular hydrogen manufacturing unit for St1 Refinery

Linde Group to create modular hydrogen manufacturing unit for St1 Refinery

August 17, 2017 |

In Germany, the Linde Group has been awarded with the engineering and supply of a modular hydrogen manufacturing unit for St1 Refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. Linde’s Engineering Division will start the engineering and construction of the unit immediately, with the completion estimated for the end of 2018. “This award adds to Linde’s winning streak of […]

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Biodiesel sales in Germany remain stagnate

Biodiesel sales in Germany remain stagnate

August 12, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in spite of the increase in the greenhouse gas reduction requirement from 3.5 to 4.0 percent introduced at the beginning of the year and the further increase in diesel consumption to almost 15 million tonnes (prior year: 14.15 million tonnes), biodiesel consumption has fallen once again from 0.912 million tonnes […]

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REG completes upgrades at German biorefinery

REG completes upgrades at German biorefinery

July 22, 2017 |

In Germany, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. completed upgrades at their biorefinery in Emden after having invested almost $3 million (€2.5 million) for a new thermal oil heater and a new biodiesel distillation column. Emden is one of their two German biorefineries and REG acquired it earlier this year after investing in the former Petrotec AG. […]

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German oilseed producers say global oversupplies leave plenty for 7% in EU

German oilseed producers say global oversupplies leave plenty for 7% in EU

July 12, 2017 |

In Germany, despite the raw material demand for the production of biofuels, the global raw material supply situation to the international markets is characterized by a structural oversupply. This was the conclusion of the “Supply report 2016/2017” published by the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen: […]

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TU Munich researchers reduce energy requirements for biofuel production with zeolite crystals

TU Munich researchers reduce energy requirements for biofuel production with zeolite crystals

July 4, 2017 |

In Germany, using a novel catalyst concept, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now managed to significantly reduce the temperature and energy requirements of a key step in the chemical process. The trick: The reaction takes place in very confined spaces inside zeolite crystals. In the laboratory, the scientists demonstrated that the temperature […]

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German biogas plant successfully scales up to one of the country’s largest

German biogas plant successfully scales up to one of the country’s largest

July 3, 2017 |

In Germany, one of the country’s largest biogas projects has come online in Groß Pankow, producing 8.5MW of heat and gas for about 16,000 households from 70,000 metric tons of cattle slurry, 7,000 tons of solid manure and 50,000 tons of corn silage. The facility scales up a previous project at the same site producing […]

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German researchers develop biodiesel production method using lower temperatures

German researchers develop biodiesel production method using lower temperatures

June 21, 2017 |

In Germany, researchers from Kaiserslautern, Bochum, and Rostock have developed a method for producing a petroleum diesel-like fuel from conventional biodiesel at low temperatures. The new biofuel fulfills the current EU and US requirements. It can be used undiluted in modern diesel engines or mixed in any ratio with petroleum diesel. The researchers present their […]

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CropEnergies cashes in on ethanol margins thanks to Ensus

CropEnergies cashes in on ethanol margins thanks to Ensus

June 19, 2017 |

In Germany, shares of CropEnergies soared back towards record highs in response to news the Ensus ethanol plant is back online and during a period of higher-than-expected ethanol prices in Europe. As a result, its March-May results were higher and it reviewed higher its expectations for its full year revenue towards EUR1 billion. Traders estimate […]

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German Aerospace Center teams with Lufthansa on testing biofuel properties

German Aerospace Center teams with Lufthansa on testing biofuel properties

June 7, 2017 |

In Germany, researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with Lufthansa Technik and the Bundeswehr Research Institute for Materials, Fuels and Lubricants, investigated the chemical and physical properties of particularly promising biofuels. The European Union-funded ‘High Biofuel Blends in Aviation’ (HBBA) study focused on blends, i.e. mixtures of […]

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Demand for UCOME in Europe falling as other low GHG fuels step up the pace

Demand for UCOME in Europe falling as other low GHG fuels step up the pace

June 5, 2017 |

In Germany, the GHG-based biodiesel-blending mandate has led biodiesel producers across Europe to work to reduce the GHG intensity of fuels, a move which has worked to reduce demand for used cooking oil-based biodiesel. Biodiesel GHG emissions reductions have lowered to 71.5% in 2016 compared to 50.5% in 2014, meaning biodiesel compliant with the German […]

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