Tag: Germany

Thyssenkrupp produces ammonia from steel mill gases

Thyssenkrupp produces ammonia from steel mill gases

January 14, 2019 |

In Germany, Carbon2Chem is off to a good start in the new year. For the first time thyssenkrupp has produced ammonia from steel mill gases. Ammonia is a chemical used to make fertilizers to improve food production. Steel mill gases come from steel production and contain, among other things, CO2. It is the first time […]

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ArcelorMittal selects Sulzer Chemtech to provide distillation equipment for Belgian LanzaTech plant

ArcelorMittal selects Sulzer Chemtech to provide distillation equipment for Belgian LanzaTech plant

January 9, 2019 |

In Germany, Sulzer’s solutions for separation processes are supporting the pioneering EU-funded project ‘Steelanol’, which aims to turn carbon-rich industrial emissions into bioethanol fuels. By winning this contract, Sulzer is further strengthening its reputation in providing high-quality, reliable and innovative process engineering services and equipment for more sustainable and efficient processing plants. Sulzer Chemtech was […]

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European Bioplastics slams University of Bonn study questioning environmental benefits of bioplastics

European Bioplastics slams University of Bonn study questioning environmental benefits of bioplastics

January 8, 2019 |

In Germany, European Bioplastics says the recent study “Land use mediated GHG emissions and spillovers from increased consumption of bioplastics” published by the University of Bonn calls into question the contribution of bio-based plastics to climate change mitigation. Although the study describes that fossil-based plastics are responsible for 15 percent of the global CO2 emissions, […]

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Calls for stricter ISO standards of biodiesel in marine fuel

Calls for stricter ISO standards of biodiesel in marine fuel

December 25, 2018 |

In Germany, the International Union of Marine Insurance said in its December quarterly newsletter that more than 100 vessels have been negatively impacted by biodiesel-contaminated fuel and as a result is calling for stricter ISO standards beyond the current “fit for purpose” stipulation. Currently, it is up to end users to test fuels but the […]

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Germany researchers find that bioplastics aren’t necessarily more environmentally friendly than petroleum-based

Germany researchers find that bioplastics aren’t necessarily more environmentally friendly than petroleum-based

December 10, 2018 |

In Germany, bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study from the University of Bonn suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive effects than expected. Specifically, an increased consumption of bioplastics in the following years is likely to generate increased greenhouse gas […]

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VW’s R33 BlueDiesel in-house testing successful with 20% CO2 savings

VW’s R33 BlueDiesel in-house testing successful with 20% CO2 savings

December 3, 2018 |

In Germany, Volkswagen has been testing the newly developed R33 BlueDiesel fuel at its in-house filling station in Wolfsburg since January 2018. The innovative fuel enables CO2 savings of at least 20 percent compared to conventional diesel thanks to the use of biofuels. It also enables major customers to achieve climate protection goals with their […]

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European rapeseed plantings hit hard by drought and dry autumn

European rapeseed plantings hit hard by drought and dry autumn

November 22, 2018 |

In Germany, with hot, summer weather and droughts already negatively impacting yields of many crops across Europe, Reuters reports that rapeseed planting is seen down drastically in Germany, France and the UK due to dry weather that stretched into autumn, while planting in Poland is on par with last year’s. As a result, imports in […]

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ICCT report says strong evidence Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil have high ILUC risk

ICCT report says strong evidence Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil have high ILUC risk

November 19, 2018 |

In Germany, a new working paper by the International Council for Clean Transportation says it found strong evidence that 40-53% of oil palm expansion in Indonesia and Malaysia has occurred on high carbon stock land in recent decades, including forest, wetlands, and shrubland. ICCT researchers say there is some evidence that significant expansion of soy […]

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European researchers find way to make hydrogenase fuel cells viable

European researchers find way to make hydrogenase fuel cells viable

November 14, 2018 |

In Germany, fuel cells that work with the enzyme hydrogenase are, in principle, just as efficient as those that contain the expensive precious metal platinum as a catalyst. However, the enzymes need an aqueous environment, which makes it difficult for the starting material for the reaction – hydrogen – to reach the enzyme-loaded electrode. Researchers […]

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BASF starts producing EU-REDcert-methanol

BASF starts producing EU-REDcert-methanol

November 12, 2018 |

In Germany, BASF has started production of methanol on the basis of renewable raw materials according to the biomass balance approach. The product name is EU-REDcert-methanol. The company replaces fossil raw materials with second-generation renewable raw materials and uses waste as well as residual materials. As a result, BASF reduces emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases […]

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