Tag: Germany

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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Freudenberg-NOK develops bio-rubber from sugarcane feedstock

Freudenberg-NOK develops bio-rubber from sugarcane feedstock

April 20, 2015 |

In Germany, with the ever-increasing emissions standards and push for sustainability solutions, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has developed an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound from a polymer produced from sugarcane-based feedstock. The bio-renewable rubber, for which development began in 2012, is made from a polymer that is made via a process that begins with […]

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Solar driven thermochemical production of sustainable fuels webinar set for April 17

Solar driven thermochemical production of sustainable fuels webinar set for April 17

April 14, 2015 |

In Germany, the International Solar Energy Society invites you to join the upcoming webinar on the topic of: Solar driven thermochemical production of sustainable fuels, which will be held on: April 17, 2015 at 13:00 UTC.  Participation is free for everyone. In this webinar, distinguished experts in solar-driven thermochemical conversion technologies will provide up-to-date information […]

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University of Rostock project to investigate biodiesel for stage IV engines

University of Rostock project to investigate biodiesel for stage IV engines

April 13, 2015 |

In Germany, a project at the University of Rostock is investigating the technical feasibility of using certified sustainable rapeseed oil to produce biodiesel. In order to pave the way for manufacturers, the University of Rostock plans to investigate the basic performance characteristics of biodiesel in stage IV engines. The current obstacle standing in the way […]

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Global renewable investments up 17% in 2014 but biofuels investments fall 8%

Global renewable investments up 17% in 2014 but biofuels investments fall 8%

April 9, 2015 |

In Germany, global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17% increase to $270 billion in 2014 after two years of declines and brushing aside the challenge from sharply lower crude oil prices. According to UNEP’s 9th annual Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015, prepared by the Frankfurt School –UNEP […]

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BDI-BioEnergy’s balance sheet suffers from delayed project implementation

BDI-BioEnergy’s balance sheet suffers from delayed project implementation

March 31, 2015 |

In Germany, BDI-BioEnergy International reported a decline in revenues of 53.9 percent to 16.3 million euros in the financial year 2014. The reason for this was the delay in the implementation of two major biodiesel projects. The operating result (EBIT) in the reporting period was -5 million euros (previous year: 2.6 million euros). Due to […]

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Germany’s biodiesel exports and imports grew in 2014

Germany’s biodiesel exports and imports grew in 2014

March 25, 2015 |

In Germany, biodiesel exports grew more than 5% in 2014, reaching 506.7 million gallons. Exports in 2013 were up 32% over 2012, however, so export growth has slowed down significantly. The Netherlands took about 35% of the 2014 exports, while half that volume went to France — double what it imported from Germany in 2013. […]

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Air Liquide opens second generation biofuels pilot plant in Germany

Air Liquide opens second generation biofuels pilot plant in Germany

March 24, 2015 |

In Germany, conducted in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Air Liquide’s bioliq™ pilot plant aims at demonstrating the feasibility of a process to produce high-quality sulfur-free fuel from residual biomass. These “second generation” biofuels are produced using the inedible part of plants. For this project, Air Liquide provided key technologies for the pyrolysis […]

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