Tag: Germany

German biodiesel exports up 18% on year through July

German biodiesel exports up 18% on year through July

October 9, 2014 |

In Germany, biodiesel exports are up nearly 18% on the year through July for a total of 282.7 million gallons. About a third of those exports went to the Netherlands, up a third over the same period last year, while 12.6 million gallons went to Spain. Last year the country imported just 45,330 gallons from […]

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Germany’s 2015 rapeseed crop hit hard by pests after pesticide ban

Germany’s 2015 rapeseed crop hit hard by pests after pesticide ban

October 6, 2014 |

In Germany, following the European-wide ban on a predominant neonicotinoids pesticide used in oilseeds, the country’s rapeseed crop has suffered unusually high levels of infestation and damage. Production is expected to fall in 2015 as a result but estimates of the damage have not yet been released. Seedlings may have a difficult time passing the […]

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German ethanol consumption hovering while E10 demand increases

German ethanol consumption hovering while E10 demand increases

September 30, 2014 |

In Germany, ethanol consumption hit 90,026 metric tons in July, down 6,734 tons from the year before but 7,343 tons higher than in June. Though direct blending remains flat on the year, E10 sales are up at 15.38% of the fuel supply from 14.85% last year.  

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Schott and Algatech sign R&D agreement following successful joint study

Schott and Algatech sign R&D agreement following successful joint study

September 25, 2014 |

In Germany, Schott and Algatechnologies (Algatech) have signed an R&D agreement to strengthen their partnership following a successful one-year study of new glass tubes at Algatech’s algae production facility. Schott’s thin-walled Duran glass tubes significantly improved cultivation efficiency in the yields of Algatech’s AstaPure natural astaxanthin. Nikolaos Katsikis of Schott and Raz Rashelbach of Algatech will […]

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Clariant, Haltermann and MB announces positive sunliquid 20 results

Clariant, Haltermann and MB announces positive sunliquid 20 results

September 25, 2014 |

In Germany, Clariant, Haltermann and Mercedes-Benz have tested a fuel of the future in a fleet test since January. Initial results prove the high quality and excellent properties of sunliquid 20 fuel (contains 20 percent ethanol coming from straw). With its first-class combustion properties, sunliquid 20 improves engine efficiency so that its 4 percent lesser energy content, […]

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CropEnergies expecting a loss for the year due to low EU ethanol prices

CropEnergies expecting a loss for the year due to low EU ethanol prices

September 22, 2014 |

In Germany, CropEnergies says it might be able to break even in the year to February 2015—despite falling grain prices—because of European ethanol prices that have slipped even further, by more than 17% to EUR495 per cubic meter at the end of August. More likely, however, is that the company will incur a EUR20 million […]

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Lufthansa runs Berlin to Frankfurt flight on 10% farnesan

Lufthansa runs Berlin to Frankfurt flight on 10% farnesan

September 16, 2014 |

In Germany, Lufthansa Group has marked another milestone in its pioneering work in the testing of alternative fuels. On Monday, Lufthansa flight LH 190 from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel was operated using a ten percent blend of the new biofuel component farnesan. This is the first scheduled flight in Europe to run on this fuel […]

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German rapeseed production for 2014 exceeds high expectations

German rapeseed production for 2014 exceeds high expectations

September 8, 2014 |

In Germany, rapeseed production for 2014 exceeded already high expectations as the second harvest estimate placing overall production at 6.2 million tonnes. Six out of nine German states increased production from 2013. Average yields for winter rapeseed increased 13%, meaning that while acreage for the crop decreased, production climbed nearly 8% from 2013. The German […]

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Algae-fueled BIQ building in Germany a great success

Algae-fueled BIQ building in Germany a great success

August 11, 2014 |

In Germany, a building running on algae fuel has been operating for over a year and residents inside say they are happy and that energy performance is great. The Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building runs on the heat produced by photosynthesis and algae biomass which is harvested and dried. A prototype building, BIQ is being […]

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Schmack Carbotech to build biogas plant in Stockholm for vehicle fuel

Schmack Carbotech to build biogas plant in Stockholm for vehicle fuel

July 22, 2014 |

In Germany, Schmack Carbotech has been awarded the contract to construct a plant with a processing capacity of 2000 Nm3/h in raw biogas in Sofielund Huddinge, Stockholm. Gas with a methane content of 97 percent after purification will be produced for use as a biofuel in vehicles powered by natural gas. After completion, the plant […]

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