Tag: Germany

Germany researchers show biodiesel also prevents internal diesel injector deposits

Germany researchers show biodiesel also prevents internal diesel injector deposits

October 13, 2020 |

In Germany, the project “Formation of deposits and prevention of deposits of biodiesel” carried out at the University of Rostock shows that the use of biodiesel in modern engine systems leads not only to the reduction of greenhouse gases, particles and hydrocarbon emissions but also to the prevention of internal diesel injector deposits (IDID). The […]

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UPM launches construction of EUR550M biochemicals facility in Germany

UPM launches construction of EUR550M biochemicals facility in Germany

October 8, 2020 |

In Germany, UPM celebrated the official start of the construction of the state-of-the-art biochemicals facility in Leuna, Germany. The biorefinery investment of EUR550 million is a major milestone in UPM’s strategic transformation. In Leuna, UPM will produce a range of 100% wood-based biochemicals that enable a switch from fossil-based products to sustainable alternatives in a […]

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Tradebe buys 22 fossil and biofuel storage tanks at Port of Hamburg

Tradebe buys 22 fossil and biofuel storage tanks at Port of Hamburg

October 7, 2020 |

In Germany, Watson Farley & Williams advised the Tradebe Group on the acquisition of Tanklager Wilhelmsburg GmbH from BDH Biodiesel Hamburg GmbH, a subsidiary of the Dr Oetker Group. ING Corporate Finance acted as financial adviser to Tradebe. TWG currently consists of 22 tanks with a total storage capacity of circa 74,000 cubic meters located […]

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Germany researchers developing biodegradable packaging for cosmetics industry

Germany researchers developing biodegradable packaging for cosmetics industry

October 7, 2020 |

In Germany, in a joint project with the University of Stuttgart and LCS Life Cycle Simulation, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV are now working to establish a holistic concept for the sustainable use of biologically degradable packaging materials in […]

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German researchers find key to sustainably growing peat

German researchers find key to sustainably growing peat

October 5, 2020 |

In Germany, peatlands with their huge diversity of peat moss species store about 30 percent of the earth’s soil carbon. This means they store roughly twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests combined. However, peat harvesting and climate change are threatening these long-term carbon stores because there is not enough founder material for […]

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European Circular Bioeconomy Fund makes first two investments

European Circular Bioeconomy Fund makes first two investments

October 1, 2020 |

In Germany, CBF Management GmbH announced the first closing of the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF). ECBF is the first venture fund exclusively focused on the bioeconomy and the circular bioeconomy in Europe. With a target size of EUR250 million, to which the European Investment Bank (EIB) has committed EUR100 million, ECBF will be an […]

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Germany researchers develop new type of plastic from reclaimed waste

Germany researchers develop new type of plastic from reclaimed waste

October 1, 2020 |

In Germany, a new type of plastic made of reclaimed waste readily degrades in less than a year. The substance that will soon serve to manufacture and break down mainly disposable products in an ecofriendly way goes by the name of polyhydroxybutyrate. This innovative material can be produced on an industrial scale in a new […]

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Porsche races ahead with biocomposites for its racing vehicles

Porsche races ahead with biocomposites for its racing vehicles

September 30, 2020 |

In Germany, since early 2019, Porsche manufactured the two doors and the rear wing of the small series racing vehicle out of a natural-fiber mix, sourced primarily from renewable raw materials. Now for the first time, the front and rear aprons, the front spoiler, front and rear lids as well as the mudguards and diffuser […]

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Mosa Meat raises $55 million to ramp up cultivated beef capacity

Mosa Meat raises $55 million to ramp up cultivated beef capacity

September 28, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, lab-grown meat start-up Mosa Meat has raised $55 million to boost capacity at its Maastricht plant and obtain regulatory approval in new markets. “In the next 3 years, we aim to scale up to one industrial-sized production line, work with regulators to demonstrate the safety of cultivated meat, and introduce the first […]

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Porsche experiments with renewable body components

Porsche experiments with renewable body components

September 28, 2020 |

In Germany, iconic sports car maker Porsche is expanding its use of natural materials to include body parts made from linseed and balsa wood. Porsche tells autoblog.com that the 718 Cayman GT4 uses natural materials in the front apron, rear apron, front spoiler, front lid, rear lid, mudflaps and air diffuser. Balsa composites hardened with […]

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