Tag: Germany

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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CropEnergies boosts expectations for full year financial results

CropEnergies boosts expectations for full year financial results

December 26, 2016 |

In Germany, CropEnergies expects its full year operating profit to come in between EUR70 million and EUR85 million on the back of revenues between EUR760 million and EUR790 million, following strong results during the first three quarters. Preliminary reporting for the third quarter showed EUR215 million in revenue compared to EUR168 million during the same […]

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CropEnergies expects 5% revenue increase in part thanks to higher ethanol prices

CropEnergies expects 5% revenue increase in part thanks to higher ethanol prices

December 20, 2016 |

In Germany, CropEnergies expects the European ethanol market to improve enough that it has raised its revenue forecast for the second time this year through February, this time by 5%, an announcement welcomed by investors who boosted its shares by 7%. Revenues jumped during the August through November quarter by 28% in part thanks to […]

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Global bioplastics production to reach 6.1 million tons by 2021

Global bioplastics production to reach 6.1 million tons by 2021

November 30, 2016 |

In Germany, European Bioplastics says the global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 4.2 million tons in 2016 to approximately 6.1 million tons in 2021. Packaging remains the largest fields of application for bioplastics with almost 40 percent (1.6 million tons) of the total bioplastics market in 2016. The data also confirms […]

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Germany biodiesel blending rate falls in September and for the year

Germany biodiesel blending rate falls in September and for the year

November 29, 2016 |

In Germany, biodiesel blending fell in September to 172,728 metric tons, accounting for about 5.07% of the diesel fuel consumed during the month, compared to 187,090 tons in August that achieved a 5.63% rate. The volumes include both conventional biodiesel and HVO. Even so, total biodiesel blending is up more than 4% on the year […]

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AGQM begins 11th no-harm test for oxidation stabilizers for biodiesel

AGQM begins 11th no-harm test for oxidation stabilizers for biodiesel

November 16, 2016 |

In Germany, AGQM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e.V.) started its 11th no-harm test for oxidation stabilizers for Biodiesel and its second No-Harm Test for bio heating oil. Mineral oil based Diesel fuel is blended with up to 7% FAME (fatty acid methyl ester, Biodiesel) based on EN 590, the European Standard for Diesel fuel. Oxidation stabilizers for […]

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European researchers develop bio-based hybrid fuel cell

European researchers develop bio-based hybrid fuel cell

November 15, 2016 |

In Germany, researchers have developed a hybrid of a fuel cell and capacitor on a biocatalytic basis. With the aid of enzymatic processes, what’s known as a biosupercapacitor efficiently generates and stores energy. The trick: the enzymes are embedded in a stable polymer gel, which can store a large amount of energy. The scientists at […]

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VERBIO’s Q1 results show higher biodiesel margins but lower ethanol margins

VERBIO’s Q1 results show higher biodiesel margins but lower ethanol margins

November 14, 2016 |

In Germany, VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG reports improved results for the first three months of the financial year compared to the same period in the previous year. The improved results in the first quarter of the financial year 2016/2017 compared to the same period in the previous year were primarily driven by higher Biodiesel margins. […]

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