Tag: Germany

Biogas-producing microbial community deeply sequenced  and made public in landmark research effort

Biogas-producing microbial community deeply sequenced  and made public in landmark research effort

July 30, 2015 |

In Germany, researchers reported on the deeply sequenced metagenome and metatranscriptome of a complex biogas-producing microbial community from an agricultural production-scale biogas plant located in North Rhine Westphalia. “We assembled the metagenome and, as an example application, show that we reconstructed most genes involved in the methane metabolism, a key pathway involving methanogenesis performed by […]

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EU biofuels to “stagnate’, says USDA, citing import tariffs’ impact on competitiveness

EU biofuels to “stagnate’, says USDA, citing import tariffs’ impact on competitiveness

July 27, 2015 |

In Germany, Agrimoney is reporting on the USDA report, isssued out of The Hague, predicting a stagnation in biofuels unless there is some postive moment on improt tariffs — the report noting, critically, that the EU has been walling itself off from interamtional markers with a series of -anti-dumping measures. Critics from exporting nations have […]

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Oil World expects dry, hot weather to hit EU rapeseed production further

Oil World expects dry, hot weather to hit EU rapeseed production further

July 1, 2015 |

In Germany, Oil World expects the EU’s rapeseed production to take a hit from the current hot and dry weather, where lack of rain in top producers Germany, France, Britain and Poland is likely to see the most impact. The analysts expect production to reach only 21.8 million metric tons, down from more than 24 […]

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CropEnergies sees the light at the end of the European ethanol market tunnel

CropEnergies sees the light at the end of the European ethanol market tunnel

June 17, 2015 |

In Germany, CropEnergies has boosted its view of the European ethanol market following a positive first quarter where higher ethanol prices boosted the company from the doldrums into a minor profit. Part of those profits come from lower operating costs due to a mothballed Teeside, UK ethanol plant mixed with higher ethanol prices resulting from […]

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Rapeseed prices on the rise, soybeans firm, biodiesel flat, says UFOP in German market overview  

Rapeseed prices on the rise, soybeans firm, biodiesel flat, says UFOP in German market overview  

June 14, 2015 |

In Germany, rapeseed prices have risen sharply over the month on firm Paris prices and buoyant demand from processors, according to the latest data from UFOP. The group adds that supply in the cash market is scarce despite higher bids, while fears of crop failures caused by drought reduce producers’ interest in closing contracts. Demand […]

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German biodiesel exports sink 23% during Q1

German biodiesel exports sink 23% during Q1

June 8, 2015 |

In Germany, biodiesel exports during the first quarter fell 23% on the year to roughly 97 million gallons from 127 million gallons last year. The Netherlands was the largest export destination, receiving about quarter of the exports even though the figure is down 47% on the year. Exports to Sweden soared, however, to about 10 […]

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ADM to mothball German biodiesel plant until at least Q3

ADM to mothball German biodiesel plant until at least Q3

June 2, 2015 |

In Germany, ADM plans to temporarily mothball its biodiesel facility in Leer until market conditions improve. It doesn’t plan to shut down any of its other facilities. The company says it will reassess the biodiesel market during the third quarter and then decide whether or not to reopen the facility that reported produces around 120,000 […]

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CropEnergies loses CEO and Sudzucker drops senior exec over ethanol bust

CropEnergies loses CEO and Sudzucker drops senior exec over ethanol bust

April 30, 2015 |

In Germany, two top executives from Suedzucker and CropEnergies respectively have stepped down following disastrous results in the ethanol business. Among those on the chopping block was CropEnergies’ CEO. The company’s UK ethanol business Ensus has been mothballed since February due to a weak Euro and poor ethanol prices.

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VERBIO commissions EU-funded straw-to-methanol plant on time

VERBIO commissions EU-funded straw-to-methanol plant on time

April 27, 2015 |

In Germany, VERBIO successfully commissioned another major production site for the production of biomethane at Schwedt/Oder. The new plant uses a new internally generated technology to manufacture biomethane from 100 percent straw. The development of this innovative technology at the Schwedt/Oder location is supported by the European Union’s NER 300 subsidy project, providing funding of up to […]

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Audi commissions e diesel research facility in Germany

Audi commissions e diesel research facility in Germany

April 22, 2015 |

In Germany, Audi has taken another big step in the development of new, CO2 neutral fuels: A pilot plant in Dresden has started production of the synthetic fuel Audi e diesel. After a commissioning phase of just four months, the research facility in Dresden started producing its first batches of high‑quality diesel fuel a few […]

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