Tag: Germany

Higher European ethanol prices help CropEnergies boost operating results

Higher European ethanol prices help CropEnergies boost operating results

July 11, 2019 |

In Germany, Suedzucker said a strong recovery in ethanol sales revenues from the prior year’s low level was a major contributor to increased revenues for CropEnergies during Q1 with revenues moderately higher than last year at EUR185 million compared to EUR176 million last year. Lower sales volumes were more than offset by higher sales revenues. […]

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Germany calling for globally-coordinated deforestation-free palm oil

Germany calling for globally-coordinated deforestation-free palm oil

July 2, 2019 |

In Germany, Xinhua news agency reports that the German government is calling for deforestation-free palm oil to be coordinated at a global level due to the fact that it has the highest yields compared to other vegetable oils and that the opportunity to expand in tropical areas is significant. The country wants palm oil that […]

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Formula 1 jumping into 20% biofuel blending by 2021 with an eye on 100% some day

Formula 1 jumping into 20% biofuel blending by 2021 with an eye on 100% some day

June 4, 2019 |

In Germany, Formula 1 is reported to be looking at how to get to 20% biofuel blending by 2021 as part of its efforts to become more carbon neutral, saying that if one is going to get to 100%, they need to start with 20%. Currently, F1 blends small amounts of biofuel into its racing […]

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Efficient Robotics commercializes NTP screening for quickly screening biomolecules

Efficient Robotics commercializes NTP screening for quickly screening biomolecules

May 30, 2019 |

In Germany, the global biotechnology research and development community now has a commercial breakthrough microfluidic platform that revolutionizes the process of ultra-high throughput screening for the optimization of enzymes, antibodies, proteins, microbial strains and mammalian cells. Efficient Robotics GmbH has announced the commercialization of its Nano-Titer-Pipe (NTP) Screening Workstation for screening and optimizing millions of […]

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EU-funded RoadToBio project publishes strategy to achieve 25% bio in chemical industry by 2030

EU-funded RoadToBio project publishes strategy to achieve 25% bio in chemical industry by 2030

May 20, 2019 |

In Germany, the European-funded RoadToBio project has published a detailed strategy document that aims to guide the European chemical industry towards integration with the bioeconomy through looking at current and future opportunities for biochemicals in everything from cosmetics and paints to agricultural materials and surfactants. The strategy’s aim is for the European chemical industry to […]

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ICCT report says policies must not “pervert” in their attempts to support aviation biofuels

ICCT report says policies must not “pervert” in their attempts to support aviation biofuels

March 21, 2019 |

In Germany, the International Council on Clean Transportation has released a new working paper that says that policies supporting the use of cellulosic and other waste stocks would do more to support the efficient development of aviation biofuels rather than directly prioritizing the use of aviation biofuel which it says can create perverse incentives by […]

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Evonik launches fast and easy-to-use analytical service to test DDGS

Evonik launches fast and easy-to-use analytical service to test DDGS

March 19, 2019 |

In Germany, Evonik has launched a new fast and easy-to-use analytical service to test distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Up to now, the industry has lacked reliable tests to judge the quality of corn DDGS during the process of raw material reception. Evonik’s new AMINORED 2.0 has been developed to close that gap and […]

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Biodiesel imports almost doubled in 2018

Biodiesel imports almost doubled in 2018

March 17, 2019 |

In Germany, the latest statistics for 2018 imports of biodiesel to Germany show a sharp increase over 2017 imports. UFOP reports that the rise was triggered by overabundant supply of state-subsidized and consequently low-priced biodiesel from Argentina. UFOP fears that a similar development will take place after the EU Commission’s ongoing anti-subsidy proceedings against Indonesia […]

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CropEnergies decides to resume ethanol production in the UK

CropEnergies decides to resume ethanol production in the UK

February 27, 2019 |

In Germany, the executive board of CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, has decided to resume ethanol production in its UK plant in Wilton at the beginning of March 2019. It is planned to initially run the factory at reduced capacity to supply orders from British customers. The company says that for a continuous operation of the plant […]

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German researchers say aviation biofuel can reduce negative climate impacts of flying

German researchers say aviation biofuel can reduce negative climate impacts of flying

February 14, 2019 |

In Germany, researchers at the German Aerospace Center say the use of aviation biofuels can reduce soot emissions and contrail formations. By blending 50% biofuel, soot-related ice crystal formation can but cut by 80% while contrail formation can halve. They argue that by reducing the amount of clouds created by aviation can help to reduce […]

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