Tag: Germany

German ethanol consumption down in September but E10 blending up on year

German ethanol consumption down in September but E10 blending up on year

November 27, 2014 |

In Germany, September consumption of ethanol for direct blending fell 3.2% on the month to 85,156 metric tons, down 3.8% on the year. As a result, the blending rate was just 5.2% compared to 5.5% in September, yet somehow E10 consumption was higher at 15.4%, compared to 14.9% in September 2013. Total consumption for E10 […]

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Audi launches synthetic fuels pilot plant in Dresden

Audi launches synthetic fuels pilot plant in Dresden

November 25, 2014 |

In Germany, Audi is active in the development of CO2-neutral, synthetic fuels. The latest project is a pilot plant in Dresden that produces diesel fuel from water, CO2 and green electricity. Audi and its project partners Climeworks and sunfire opened the plant last week. With this collaboration, Audi and its partners are demonstrating that industrialization […]

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Triton finalizes acquisition of GEA Heat Exchangers

Triton finalizes acquisition of GEA Heat Exchangers

November 3, 2014 |

In Germany, Triton has finalized its acquisition of GEA Heat Exchangers. With the deal closed, Triton will be looking to push GEA’s products further into the markets for power generation, exploration, chemistry/ petrochemistry, food and beverages, and other process industries including water and air treatment. The business units within GEA Heat Exchangers are also being […]

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UFOP worried that EU is pushing to eliminate biofuels incentives

UFOP worried that EU is pushing to eliminate biofuels incentives

November 3, 2014 |

In Germany, the UFOP (Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen) believes that the European Council is attempting to eliminate biofuels incentives by failing to update the initial targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector. The association is worried that there will be a shift in priorities in the area […]

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German biodiesel exports up 18% on year through July

German biodiesel exports up 18% on year through July

October 9, 2014 |

In Germany, biodiesel exports are up nearly 18% on the year through July for a total of 282.7 million gallons. About a third of those exports went to the Netherlands, up a third over the same period last year, while 12.6 million gallons went to Spain. Last year the country imported just 45,330 gallons from […]

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Germany’s 2015 rapeseed crop hit hard by pests after pesticide ban

Germany’s 2015 rapeseed crop hit hard by pests after pesticide ban

October 6, 2014 |

In Germany, following the European-wide ban on a predominant neonicotinoids pesticide used in oilseeds, the country’s rapeseed crop has suffered unusually high levels of infestation and damage. Production is expected to fall in 2015 as a result but estimates of the damage have not yet been released. Seedlings may have a difficult time passing the […]

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German ethanol consumption hovering while E10 demand increases

German ethanol consumption hovering while E10 demand increases

September 30, 2014 |

In Germany, ethanol consumption hit 90,026 metric tons in July, down 6,734 tons from the year before but 7,343 tons higher than in June. Though direct blending remains flat on the year, E10 sales are up at 15.38% of the fuel supply from 14.85% last year.  

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Schott and Algatech sign R&D agreement following successful joint study

Schott and Algatech sign R&D agreement following successful joint study

September 25, 2014 |

In Germany, Schott and Algatechnologies (Algatech) have signed an R&D agreement to strengthen their partnership following a successful one-year study of new glass tubes at Algatech’s algae production facility. Schott’s thin-walled Duran glass tubes significantly improved cultivation efficiency in the yields of Algatech’s AstaPure natural astaxanthin. Nikolaos Katsikis of Schott and Raz Rashelbach of Algatech will […]

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Clariant, Haltermann and MB announces positive sunliquid 20 results

Clariant, Haltermann and MB announces positive sunliquid 20 results

September 25, 2014 |

In Germany, Clariant, Haltermann and Mercedes-Benz have tested a fuel of the future in a fleet test since January. Initial results prove the high quality and excellent properties of sunliquid 20 fuel (contains 20 percent ethanol coming from straw). With its first-class combustion properties, sunliquid 20 improves engine efficiency so that its 4 percent lesser energy content, […]

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CropEnergies expecting a loss for the year due to low EU ethanol prices

CropEnergies expecting a loss for the year due to low EU ethanol prices

September 22, 2014 |

In Germany, CropEnergies says it might be able to break even in the year to February 2015—despite falling grain prices—because of European ethanol prices that have slipped even further, by more than 17% to EUR495 per cubic meter at the end of August. More likely, however, is that the company will incur a EUR20 million […]

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