Tag: Germany

Designers display wide range of biobased innovations at home goods show

Designers display wide range of biobased innovations at home goods show

July 27, 2020 |

In Germany, a recent trade show has illustrated how “all in” the home goods is on incorporating renewable materials into products. Heimtextil 2020, held in pre-pandemic Frankfurt, featured products manufactured using everything from banana waste to fig bark. Qwstion, headquartered Switzerland, showcased cloth totes made with its Banatex-brand banana-plant fiber, while the Netherland’s Nienk Hoogvliet […]

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German renewable energy consumption in transportation stagnated in 2019 at 5.6%

German renewable energy consumption in transportation stagnated in 2019 at 5.6%

July 14, 2020 |

In Germany, data from the AEE agency shows transportation emissions in 2019 fell by 6.3 percent overall compared to 2018 despite an increase in traffic of just under one percent. The share of renewable energies stagnated at 5.6 percent. Biodiesel, bioethanol and biogas saved a total of 7.8 million tons of CO 2 in 2019. […]

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CropEnergies sees ethanol demand improving as COVID-19 quarantines ease

CropEnergies sees ethanol demand improving as COVID-19 quarantines ease

July 8, 2020 |

In Germany, Reuters reports that CropEnergies says it expects that as countries ease COVID-19 quarantines ethanol demand will rise again. Its Q1 ethanol production remained steady on the year at 208,000 cubic meters but falling prices related to the sudden drop in demand due to the pandemic forced down its Q1 operating profit by 46% […]

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Karlsruhe researchers discover how cyanobacteria can be modified to produce fuels

Karlsruhe researchers discover how cyanobacteria can be modified to produce fuels

July 2, 2020 |

In Germany, a group of researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has discovered that the multicellular species Phormidium lacuna can be genetically modified by natural transformation and could thus produce substances such as ethanol or hydrogen. The technique established by the researchers to modify multicellular cyanobacteria by introducing genetic information opens up a […]

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EU-funded research project to develop new production methods for sustainable marine fuels

EU-funded research project to develop new production methods for sustainable marine fuels

June 29, 2020 |

In Germany, in an EU-funded research project, an international consortium aims to develop new production methods for sustainable marine fuels to replace heavy fuel oils in shipping. The use of heavy fuel oils (HFOs) contributes to global warming due to the fossil origin of these fuels and, moreover, generating non-negligible emissions of pollutants such as […]

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Clariant teams with Ineratec to commercialize containerized GTL technology

Clariant teams with Ineratec to commercialize containerized GTL technology

June 17, 2020 |

In Germany, Chemical Engineering Online reports that Clariant has teamed up with Ineratec, a spinoff of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, to commercialize the latter’s gas-to-liquid technology. Clariant brings to the partnership extensive catalysis expertise as well as syngas upgrading and conditioning technology. Ineratec’s containerized technology is adept for decentralized installations producing liquid fuels from green […]

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BMW joins UECC GoodFuels ro-ro trial

BMW joins UECC GoodFuels ro-ro trial

June 9, 2020 |

In Germany, after having announced their three-month biofuel trial, leading short sea shipowner UECC and the GoodShipping Program have now partnered with premium car manufacturer BMW Group to continue to test marine Bio Fuel-Oil (BFO) on UECC’s ‘roll-on, roll-off’ (ro-ro) car carrying vessels. BMW Group joins UECC and the GoodShipping Program in the previously announced […]

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University of Bayreuth discover enzyme for use as biocatalyst

University of Bayreuth discover enzyme for use as biocatalyst

May 25, 2020 |

In Germany, researchers at the University of Bayreuth have now discovered an enzyme that offers great advantages as a biocatalyst. It is eminently suited for the production of natural product-derived drugs that promise a broad spectrum of medical application. Conventional synthesis processes for these substances are very laborious. In the journal ACS Catalysis, researchers from […]

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Beiersdorf and Evonik agree to jointly develop CO2-based feedstock for care products

Beiersdorf and Evonik agree to jointly develop CO2-based feedstock for care products

May 21, 2020 |

In Germany, Beiersdorf and Evonik have reached an agreement on a research partnership. Its aim is to develop sustainable raw materials for care products, using carbon dioxide (CO2) as the starting material. Beiersdorf is on the lookout for new sources of raw materials that will also reduce the company’s carbon footprint. One option here is […]

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Lufthansa teams with Swiss researchers to boost SAF production from sunlight

Lufthansa teams with Swiss researchers to boost SAF production from sunlight

May 19, 2020 |

In Germany, representatives of the Lufthansa Group and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) with its spin-offs Clime-works and Synhelion have signed a joint Letter of Intent for a possible cooperation. This should help to accelerate the market launch of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). The researchers and engineers at ETH Zurich have developed […]

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