Tweet In Canada, Germany’s Biofuel Weiss is building a 7 million gallon per year biodiesel facility in Halifax, Nova Scotia with the entire production destined for the German market. The facility will use used cooking oil as feedstock and has gone through DIN and EN certification processes. Start up should begin by year’s end at [...]
Tweet In Germany, UFOP has released “UFOP – Market Information – Oilseeds and Biofuels” in an English language version. Issues include market analysis and attractive graphs and graphics. The report will, like the German version, be published every first Friday of the month. The first issue is available here.
Tweet In Germany, FO Licht reports that German biofuels industry group VDB is going to seek a transition trade rules regarding the sustainability certification of canola harvested in 2012. Germany currently recognizes the ISCC and REDcert developed for the German market for biofuel sustainability certification.
Tweet In Germany, trade of RED-compliant biodiesel is getting more difficult as customers add on stricter sustainability criteria than that included in the EU policy, such as compliance with Birdlife International’s biodiversity criteria following the “important bird areas” norms, or UNESCO’s biosphere reserves. German customers are requiring compliance with Nabisy, and those who can’t comply [...]
Tweet In Germany, the Biodiesel quality of AGQM’s member companies is at top level in 2012. The annual report of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitaetsmanagement Biodiesel (AGQM demonstrates that the production of high-class products is paramount for all members. As in previous years, more than 130 samples were taken at production plants and storage facilities of member companies. [...]
Tweet In Germany, INOCAS launched “Insights into Jatropha Projects Worldwide” based on a global survey of 111 managers of Jatropha cultivation projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The survey showed low profits as the main problem of many Jatropha projects, caused by insufficient seed yields. More than half (58 %) of all projects work exclusively or [...]
Tweet In Germany, Oil World says that Argentina’s biodiesel exports have fallen so much as a result of trade disputes with the European Union that it is instead exporting soy oil. Biodiesel exports during January/February fell by half on the year to just 155,000 metric tons. February exports to the EU were just 45,000 tons [...]
Tweet In Germany, Direvo Industrial Biotechnology GmbH (Direvo) announced the successful closure of a financing round of three and a $4.5 million to fund the sustainable growth of the company. All current major investors participated in this third financing round since the founding of Direvo, a spin-off from Direvo Biotech AG, in the year 2008. [...]
Tweet In Germany, Direvo Industrial Biotechnology announced that it reached an important milestone in developing a consolidated bioprocess for lactic acid production from lignocellulose. Up until now, there has not been any known consolidated bioprocess for producing lactic acid from lignocellulose. Direvo has now successfully built up a processing chain from pretreatment through fermentation to [...]
Tweet In Germany, Korsair Holdings has signed a sales and marketing license agreement for a Russian waste to energy technology known as AIST. The agreement guarantees to Korsair exclusivity for the territory of the Balkan States. AIST describes a method of multi-stage solid fuel decomposition and oxidation of the device for its implementation and can [...]