Tag: Germany

German biodiesel exports spike

German biodiesel exports spike

April 23, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in the 2016 calendar year, German biodiesel exports were noticeably higher than the previous year. The increase in exports to Poland and the Netherlands offset the decline in exports to many other EU-28 countries. In the 2016 calendar year, biodiesel exports climbed 4.8 per cent to 1.56 million tonnes. About 87 […]

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IRENA says growing biofuel production 10-fold needed to achieve GHG targets

IRENA says growing biofuel production 10-fold needed to achieve GHG targets

March 20, 2017 |

In Germany, global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, launched on the occasion of the […]

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German biodiesel imports 28% in 2016 while exports rose slightly

German biodiesel imports 28% in 2016 while exports rose slightly

March 8, 2017 |

In Germany, last year’s biodiesel exports fell short of the 2014 record of 1.71 million metric tons at just 1.54 million tons, though the figure was more than 3% higher than the previous year. The Netherlands and Poland were the largest importers though the US imported seven-times more than in 2015 at 85,000 tons. Imports […]

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German biodiesel blending falls as diesel consumption increases

German biodiesel blending falls as diesel consumption increases

February 23, 2017 |

In Germany, biodiesel blend was slightly lower on the year last year at 5.61% in part as a result of double counting waste-based biofuels while ethanol blending was slightly higher at 5.78%. Although the biodiesel blending rate fell in percentage terms, biodiesel consumption was actually slightly higher at 2.15 million metric tons but diesel consumption […]

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Verbio boosts biofuel production 4% during H1 as it heads towards full capacity utilization

Verbio boosts biofuel production 4% during H1 as it heads towards full capacity utilization

February 15, 2017 |

In Germany, Verbio saw its ethanol and biodiesel production increase 4% during the first half of 2016/17 to 360,142 metric tons, in part boosted through 100% use of its 400,000-ton biodiesel production capacity during the period at 236,430 tons. Ethanol production was not running at full installed capacity due to maintenance so production stood at […]

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German and French oil seed industries team up to urge EU to support conventional biofuels

German and French oil seed industries team up to urge EU to support conventional biofuels

January 30, 2017 |

In Germany, at the invitation of Germany’s Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP), representatives of the French federation of the producers of oilseeds and proteins crops (FOP), under leadership of vice chairman Arnaud Rousseau, and representatives of UFOP, under leadership of chairman Wolfgang Vogel, spoke Jan. 25 in Berlin about the […]

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Germany cuts palm oil use for biodiesel by 1/3: report

Germany cuts palm oil use for biodiesel by 1/3: report

January 22, 2017 |

In Germany, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food published an English-language edition of its Evaluation and Progress Report 2015 under the Biomass Energy Sustainability Ordinance. Biofuel Sustainability Ordinance The FOAF reports that in the biofuels sector, FAME biodiesel made up the largest share of biofuels – almost 65%.  Rapeseed was the most frequently used […]

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Ensus helped CropEnergies boost ethanol production nearly 19% through end-November

Ensus helped CropEnergies boost ethanol production nearly 19% through end-November

January 12, 2017 |

In Germany, CropEnergies said its ethanol production increased nearly 19% during the first three quarters of the year to 735,000 cu m in part thanks to restarting the Ensus ethanol plant in the UK last July. Ensus has an installed production capacity of 1.2 million cu m. Lower feedstock prices along with increased volumes help […]

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CropEnergies says EU will never achieve GHG goals without conventional biofuels

CropEnergies says EU will never achieve GHG goals without conventional biofuels

January 11, 2017 |

In Germany, CropEnergies says there is reason to fear that implementing the draft of the European Commission’s proposed decrease of the share of biofuels made from crops from 7 percent in 2021 to a maximum of 3.8 percent in 2030 would not lead to a decrease in fossil fuel use, but only to a decrease […]

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German biofuel consumption to increase in 2017 but challenges lie ahead

German biofuel consumption to increase in 2017 but challenges lie ahead

January 4, 2017 |

In Germany, biofuels are set to benefit from the country’s ‘climate protection rate’ that will raise to 4% in 2017 from 3.5% in 2016, meaning oil companies will have to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the fuels they sell by 4%. One such way to do so is to blend with ethanol or biodiesel. […]

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