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European rapeseed yields seen steady despite warm winter

In Germany, rapeseed yields are expected to remain on average this summer across major producing regions despite a relatively warm winter. The European Commission has pegged 2014 production at 20.7 million metric tons, down just 100,000 tons from last year. Smaller areas planted with rapeseed in Germany and Poland will be compensated by higher plantings […]

April 15, 2014 More

Pilot plant developed to produce isobutene from sugar

In Germany, a pilot plant developed by researchers Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes will obtain isobutene from sugar instead of oil for the first time. And in order not to threaten food supplies, in the long term the sugar should come from wood or straw and not from sugar beet. The basis of this was […]

April 2, 2014 More

Germany’s biodiesel exports soar in 2013 thanks to EU anti-dumping duties

In Germany, 2013 biodiesel exports hit a record of just over 430 million gallons, up 20% on the year. Imports also fell during 2013 to 168.1 million gallons from 228.1 million gallons in 2012. The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) says part of the increased exports and reduced imports is due to […]

March 25, 2014 More

Rapeseed oil provides 89% of Germany’s biodiesel this winter

In Germany, at 89 percent, rapeseed oil is, as expected, the most important raw material of the biodiesel component in diesel fuel, followed by palm kernel oil at 6 percent and palm and soya oil at 4 and 1 percent, respectively. This is the result of the renewed investigation of the raw material composition of […]

February 25, 2014 More

German biodiesel mostly comprised of rapeseed oil

In Germany, UFOP determined that rapeseed oil is the most important raw material of the biodiesel component in diesel fuel, comprising 89% of the content based on investigation of the raw material composition of diesel fuel at public filling stations commissioned by UFOP. Palm kernel oil comprised 6% and palm and soya oil comprised 4 […]

February 24, 2014 More

Lanxess adds biodiesel stabilizer to product range

In Germany, Lanxess has added Baynox Extra, a highly concentrated liquid stabilizer for biodiesel, to its range. The easy-to-meter additive effectively prolongs the shelf life of biodiesel, even when it contains polyunsaturated fatty acids. This combination of the two established antioxidants Baynox and Baynox Plus has an active ingredient content of 50 percent. Baynox Extra […]

February 13, 2014 More

German ethanol production up nearly 10% in 2013

In Germany, ethanol production was up nearly 10% in 2013, reaching a total of 672,028 metric tons. Of that, nearly 40% was produced from sugarbeets, more than 5% more than the previous year while accounting for more than 11% of the total beet crop. The rest of the ethanol production came from starch grains.

February 6, 2014 More

BDI-BioEnergy refits Greek biodiesel plant to multi-feedstock

In Austria, BDI – BioEnergy International AG has impressed a Greek customer with its successful implementation of a RetroFit project. The biodiesel plant remodelled by BDI in Volos / Greece has been officially opened at a ceremony attended by representatives of the local political and business communities. BDI was able to report the obtainment of this […]

February 5, 2014 More

Mercedes to run 12-month trial of Clariant’s cellulosic E20 blend

In Germany, Mercedes is running a pilot test with Clariant and Haltermann to test sunliquid20, fuel which is blended with 20% cellulosic ethanol. The 12-month trial will be focused around Stuttgart-Untertürkheim where there will be a pump supplying the fuel. Clariant’s demo plant is currently producing ethanol from 4,500 metric tons of agricultural residues per […]

January 29, 2014 More

Verbio’s EU-funded methan from straw project launched

In Germany, Verbio’s methane from straw project has now officially been launched, following the execution of the grant agreement by Andreas Schütte, managing director of the FNR, and Oliver Lüdtke, chief operating officer of Verbio. It is intended that biomethane produced entirely from straw will be fed-in at the VERBIO plant in Schwedt in the […]

January 28, 2014 More