Tag: Germany

nova-Institute releases new EU biorefinery map

nova-Institute releases new EU biorefinery map

November 28, 2017 |

In Germany, biorefineries are the heart of the bioeconomy. Here, different types of biomass are fully utilised and transformed into a large variety of chemicals and materials. nova-Institute has developed a map that distinguishes between “Sugar-/starch based biorefineries”, producing bioethanol and other chemicals (63), “Oil-/fat-based biorefineries – biodiesel” (64) and “Oil-/fat-based biorefineries – oleochemistry” (54), […]

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Verbio says 1G biofuel cap will keep investment from flowing into 2G

Verbio says 1G biofuel cap will keep investment from flowing into 2G

November 28, 2017 |

In Germany, Verbio says that the European Commission’s preference to phase out conventional biofuels to 3.8% by 2030 won’t lead to a shift towards advanced biofuels as the policy intends because most of the successful advanced biofuels projects come from co-located projects with conventional biofuels. Most standalone advanced biofuels projects have failed. A survey by […]

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EU project looks for valued added products in beet-based biorefinery concepts

EU project looks for valued added products in beet-based biorefinery concepts

November 1, 2017 |

In Germany, during the extraction of sugar from sugar beet, large quantities of sugar beet pulp are produced. Currently, sugar beet pulp is valorised as low value feed and/or converted into biogas. In the PULP2VALUE project, multiple biorefinery concepts are being developed and installed to increase the value of sugar beet pulp. The project aims […]

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Evonik announces 4% price increase for biodiesel catalyst

Evonik announces 4% price increase for biodiesel catalyst

October 30, 2017 |

In Germany, Evonik Performance Materials GmbH announced a global price increase for its Potassium Methylate solution alkoxide, a key catalyst for biodiesel productioneffective from November 1, 2017. All existing contracts will be honored. Prices will be increased as follows: Potassium Methylate 32% Solution in Methanol (KM32) up to 4% The increase is unavoidable and necessary to offset […]

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Biofutures Platform facing uphill battle to create global biofuel market

Biofutures Platform facing uphill battle to create global biofuel market

October 23, 2017 |

In Germany, the 20 countries that make up the Biofutures Platform and led by Brazil plan to unveil a global strategy at an upcoming meeting in Bonn in an effort to lay the policy groundwork that will finally create a global market for biofuels. But with biofuel investment down 25% on the year during the […]

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Ethanol Europe Renewables teams with UN Climate Change to promote biofuels deployment

Ethanol Europe Renewables teams with UN Climate Change to promote biofuels deployment

October 18, 2017 |

In Germany, ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Bonn (COP 23, 6-17 November), Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd (EERL) and UN Climate Change have partnered to boost the deployment of biofuels in the transport sector. Transport is the second biggest source of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions world-wide, and the sector is rapidly growing. Biofuels such […]

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Slovakia’s Enviral licenses Clariant’s sunliquid technology

Slovakia’s Enviral licenses Clariant’s sunliquid technology

September 18, 2017 |

In Germany, Enviral has acquired a license to use Clariant’s sunliquid technology as part of its goal to realize a full scale commercial cellulosic ethanol plant for the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. This new plant will be owned and operated by Enviral and is planned to be integrated into the existing […]

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German researchers boost metabolism of baker’s yeast to improve yields

German researchers boost metabolism of baker’s yeast to improve yields

September 18, 2017 |

In Germany, currently, making products such as fuels, synthetic materials or pharmaceuticals from renewable raw materials lacks efficiency because the microorganisms process the raw materials very slowly and generate many unwanted by-products. Biotechnologists at Goethe University Frankfurt have now succeeded in optimizing sugar utilization in baker’s yeast. Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Biosciences at […]

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A rush of biodiesel imports into Europe seen beginning next spring

A rush of biodiesel imports into Europe seen beginning next spring

September 14, 2017 |

In Germany, Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI) says the EU Commission’s recent decision to lower import duties on Argentinian biodiesel (from the current 22-25.7 down to 4.5-8.1 percent) is likely to lead to a sharp rebound in Argentinian deliveries. If the tariff rates on Indonesian biodiesel are also lowered in the wake of a decision that is still […]

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Six innovative biocomposite products and companies nominated for Innovation Award

Six innovative biocomposite products and companies nominated for Innovation Award

September 9, 2017 |

In Germany, 13 companies applied for Biocomposites Conference Cologne’s Innovation Award and six finalists have been chosen and will be recognized at the December conference in Cologne where the audience will elect three winners. The six nominees all focus on biocomposite products. The six nominees include BASF SE & Sonae Arauco Deutschland AG for their […]

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