Tag: Germany

German biodiesel exports rose sharply to 1.14 million tons

German biodiesel exports rose sharply to 1.14 million tons

September 7, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that German biodiesel exports rose sharply in the first half of 2019 compared to 2018. The majority of exports went to other EU countries and Great Britain saw the largest relative increase. The Netherlands is the primary country of destination and by far the most important trading platform in Europe. In […]

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Clariant conducted tests on 30 tons of miscanthus as sunliquid feedstock

Clariant conducted tests on 30 tons of miscanthus as sunliquid feedstock

September 2, 2019 |

In Germany, Clariant announced that it has conducted tests on approximately 30 tons of miscanthus provided by INA, Croatia’s leading oil and gas company. The miscanthus biomass was harvested and baled at the INA demonstration site in Croatia in February this year and shipped for processing to Clariant’s pre-commercial sunliquid plant in Straubing, Germany for […]

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German biodiesel demand rises in June with blending at 6.4%

German biodiesel demand rises in June with blending at 6.4%

August 28, 2019 |

In Germany, Platts reports that biodiesel demand rose 6.2% in June from May to 194,299 metric tons, but the figure was slightly down from June 2018. Fossil diesel consumption fell more than biodiesel consumption, so the volumetric blending rate was 6.4% compared to 5.6% in May. Ethanol demand fell slightly in June to 100,931 tons, […]

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Lufthansa launches app to support SAF through carbon offsets by passengers

Lufthansa launches app to support SAF through carbon offsets by passengers

August 20, 2019 |

In Germany, CO2neutral, synthetic fuel is one of the most promising alternatives for making the future of aviation climate-neutral. Industry and nationwide deployment has failed so far due to limited quantity and high cost. With the launch of “Compensaid” (www.compensaid.de), the new sustainability platform, the Lufthansa Innovation Hub and the Lufthansa Group are now making […]

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UFOP says that double counting from waste feedstocks has been main HVO driver

UFOP says that double counting from waste feedstocks has been main HVO driver

August 15, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP says production of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) in the European Union has picked up pace since 2012. Fossil fuel groups, such as Neste, Eni and Total, were the main entities promoting the creation of corresponding capacities. From the perspective of the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP), the key reason […]

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IPCC report seen slamming biofuels and mass reforestation over food security impacts this week

IPCC report seen slamming biofuels and mass reforestation over food security impacts this week

August 5, 2019 |

In Germany, Agence France Presse reports that the International Panel on Climate Change is set to release a major report on Thursday that will change the conversation on biofuels from one of “win-win” to “trade-offs” between biofuels, food security and forests, saying that major land use changes to biofuel production and forests for carbon sinks […]

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Leaked IPCC report warns bioenergy should be promoted but limited to not risk food security

Leaked IPCC report warns bioenergy should be promoted but limited to not risk food security

July 18, 2019 |

In Germany, a leaked version of the final draft summary of an upcoming IPCC report says that bioenergy can provide benefits in reducing and mitigating climate change but it must be managed in such a way that does not risk food security, desertification and land degradation. The researchers estimate that in order to reduce those […]

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UFOP says that without biodiesel blending vegetable oil prices would collapse further

UFOP says that without biodiesel blending vegetable oil prices would collapse further

July 16, 2019 |

In Germany, following the FAO’s publication of vegetable oil trade data that shows prices are at their lowest levels since December 2018, the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) said that the price situation in the vegetable oil markets would be even more dramatic, if countries such as Argentina, Brazil, the US and […]

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Higher European ethanol prices help CropEnergies boost operating results

Higher European ethanol prices help CropEnergies boost operating results

July 11, 2019 |

In Germany, Suedzucker said a strong recovery in ethanol sales revenues from the prior year’s low level was a major contributor to increased revenues for CropEnergies during Q1 with revenues moderately higher than last year at EUR185 million compared to EUR176 million last year. Lower sales volumes were more than offset by higher sales revenues. […]

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Germany calling for globally-coordinated deforestation-free palm oil

Germany calling for globally-coordinated deforestation-free palm oil

July 2, 2019 |

In Germany, Xinhua news agency reports that the German government is calling for deforestation-free palm oil to be coordinated at a global level due to the fact that it has the highest yields compared to other vegetable oils and that the opportunity to expand in tropical areas is significant. The country wants palm oil that […]

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