Tag: Germany

University of Bayreuth researchers investigate microbial fuel cells

University of Bayreuth researchers investigate microbial fuel cells

January 9, 2023 |

In Germany, at present, microbial fuel cells are mainly used in research laboratories to generate electricity. In order for industrial applications to be considered in the future, the fuel cells must be further developed so that they can produce consistently higher amounts of electricity than is currently the case. In a recent study published in […]

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Deutsche Bahn achieves HVO targets two years early

Deutsche Bahn achieves HVO targets two years early

January 4, 2023 |

In Germany, Solar Server reports Deutsche Bahn has already achieved its self-imposed target for the use of the biofuel HVO two years ahead of time. The main reason for this is the conversion of diesel filling stations to HVO. In addition, the positive experiences in operation have strengthened confidence in HVO. DB already approved around […]

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Evonik launches plant-derived squalene

Evonik launches plant-derived squalene

January 3, 2023 |

In Germany, Evonik has launched a non-animal-derived squalene suitable for vaccines and other pharmaceutical applications. PhytoSquene is the first known amaranth oil-derived squalene on the market for use in adjuvants in parenteral dosage forms. It meets the demand for a secure commercial supply of non-animal-derived squalene. Non-GMP samples of PhytoSquene® are available immediately with GMP […]

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European Bioplastics says global bioplastics production seeing new post Covid-19 momentum

European Bioplastics says global bioplastics production seeing new post Covid-19 momentum

December 19, 2022 |

In Germany, European Bioplastics says that after a stagnation of the overall plastics production in 2020, mainly due to challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is now a new momentum for global bioplastics production. Capacity of production is set to increase significantly from around 2.23 million metric tons in 2022 to approximately 6.3 million […]

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DB Schenker extends SAF availability and offsetting for customers

DB Schenker extends SAF availability and offsetting for customers

December 13, 2022 |

In Germany, DB Schenker has extended its portfolio of climate-friendlier logistics solutions by opening the next chapter of greener transport in air freight. With immediate effect, customers can choose Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for their air transport to anywhere in the world and independent of the type of aircraft or airline used. Via virtual allocation […]

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Many new vehicles leaving Audi plants with R33 fuel

Many new vehicles leaving Audi plants with R33 fuel

December 12, 2022 |

In Germany, many new vehicles that leave the Audi plants are delivered with environmentally-friendly R33 fuel. After the plants’ filling stations transitioned to R33 Blue Diesel last year, its complement R33 Blue Gasoline was introduced – Audi’s way of contributing to defossilization and helping to reach climate targets. Environmentally friendly R33 Blue Diesel has been […]

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UPM Biochemicals’ Leuna biorefinery receives first delivery of wood

UPM Biochemicals’ Leuna biorefinery receives first delivery of wood

December 12, 2022 |

In Germany, UPM Biochemicals’ biorefinery at Leuna in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, moved one step closer to creating the world beyond fossils when the first delivery of wood from sustainably managed regional forests arrived in mid-November. The wood is both a symbolic first and an important practical step – it will enable UPM Biochemicals to begin testing […]

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CropEnergies to build renewable ethyl acetate facility using ethanol as feedstock

CropEnergies to build renewable ethyl acetate facility using ethanol as feedstock

December 7, 2022 |

In Germany, CropEnergies will build a plant for the production of renewable ethyl acetate from sustainable ethanol. The foreseen location is the Zeitz Chemical and Industrial Park, Elsteraue, Germany. The supervisory board of CropEnergies has given the green light to the investment into what will be the first production plant in the new biobased chemicals […]

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University of Bayreuth researchers find biodegradable microplastic particles in soils can increase CO2 emissions

University of Bayreuth researchers find biodegradable microplastic particles in soils can increase CO2 emissions

December 5, 2022 |

In Germany, biodegradable microplastic particles in soils can lead to an increased rise in CO₂ emissions to the Earth’s atmosphere. This is shown by an interdisciplinary study published in “Applied Soil Ecology” by the Collaborative Research Centre 1357 “Microplastics” at the University of Bayreuth. In this study, experts in soil ecology and ecological microbiology compare […]

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Renewable Carbon Initiative calls on European Commission to boost renewable chemicals mandate

Renewable Carbon Initiative calls on European Commission to boost renewable chemicals mandate

November 29, 2022 |

In Germany, the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) says the European Commission’s Communication on Sustainable Carbon Cycles, as published in December 2021 included an “Industrial Sustainable Carbon challenge” which entails, among other targets, having 20% of all carbon in chemicals and plastic products from sustainable non-fossil sources by 2030. The Communication outlines important strategic steps into […]

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