Tag: Germany

KRAHN Chemie and UPM Biochemicals sign exclusive distribution agreement

KRAHN Chemie and UPM Biochemicals sign exclusive distribution agreement

May 17, 2022 |

In Germany, KRAHN Chemie and UPM Biochemicals signed an exclusive distribution agreement to market UPM BioMotion™ Renewable Functional Fillers (RFF) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  RFF are a completely new category of functional fillers, replacing fossil-based carbon black and precipitated silica. The distribution agreement covers UPM BioMotion™ X10, X20 and X40 product grades to be […]

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BMW to use BASF’s biobased corrosion-protection coatings

BMW to use BASF’s biobased corrosion-protection coatings

May 16, 2022 |

In Germany, BMW has become the first OEM to use partially renewable automotive coatings produced by chemicals giant BASF.  The BMW Group will use BASF Coatings’ CathoGuard® 800 ReSource e-coat at its plants in Leipzig, Germany, and Rosslyn, South Africa, as well as the iGloss® matt ReSource clearcoat throughout Europe. Switching to corrosion-protection coatings with […]

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German brand launches vegan mountain biking shoe

German brand launches vegan mountain biking shoe

May 16, 2022 |

In Germany, outdoor brand Doghammer has claimed the world’s first 100% vegan mountain bike shoe. Dubbed Bike Graveler, the shoe includes alternative leather, canvas, and cork. The sole is made of recycled rubber, and vegan glue is used throughout. The cork insole is removable for quick drying after a particularly sweaty or muddy session.  The […]

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UFOP rejects Germany’s reduction of cap for biofuels from cultivated biomass

UFOP rejects Germany’s reduction of cap for biofuels from cultivated biomass

May 8, 2022 |

In Germany, the Federal Environment Ministry’s initiative to reduce the cap on biofuels from cultivated biomass has met with incomprehension from UFOP which rejects any change to the existing regulation. Behind the utilization of rapeseed oil for biodiesel is a production and processing structure that has grown over decades and is now closely networked with […]

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Study shows CO2 reduction potential of CCU for chemical industry

Study shows CO2 reduction potential of CCU for chemical industry

May 4, 2022 |

In Germany, the Renewable Carbon Initiative, CO2 Value Europe and nova-Institute have published a study showing the CO2 reduction potential of the chemical industry through carbon capture and utilization.  In an exploratory scenario, the study “CO2 reduction potential of the chemical industry through CCU” investigates the greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions that can be achieved in […]

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Germany considering suspending biofuel production to protect food security

Germany considering suspending biofuel production to protect food security

May 2, 2022 |

In Germany, Euractiv reports the government is contemplating suspending biofuel production from cereals and oilseeds in an effort to ensure food security in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The agriculture minister and environment minister are working together to assess the situation and any potential policy shifts as necessary to respond to the evolving […]

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OGE planning to build German CO2 pipeline

OGE planning to build German CO2 pipeline

April 26, 2022 |

In Germany, OGE, one of the leading European gas transmission system operators, is planning to build a CO2 pipeline system. The project will focus on CO2 emissions that cannot be avoided during production processes and on the reuse of CO2 in a green circular system to import green hydrogen. This pipeline system will initially be […]

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British supermodel signs on to pilot PUMA’s biodegradable sneaker

British supermodel signs on to pilot PUMA’s biodegradable sneaker

April 25, 2022 |

In Germany, shoe brand PUMA has announced that supermodel/actress/brow trendsetter Cara Delevingne has signed on to their biodegradable sneaker pilot program.  Delevingne and the other 499 participants in the pilot will wear RE:SUEDE for six months and then send the sneakers back to PUMA for assessment and composting in an industrial unit operated by the […]

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University of Hohenheim says ethanol can be carbon negative with CCS

University of Hohenheim says ethanol can be carbon negative with CCS

April 21, 2022 |

In Germany, researchers at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart have determined significant reduction in greenhouse gases is feasible with a trick: A combination of bioethanol production from renewable resources with carbon capture and storage technologies. Depending on the calculation approach used, a reduction of more than 100 percent compared to the EU benchmark for […]

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Porsche investing $75M in HIF Global eFuels

Porsche investing $75M in HIF Global eFuels

April 13, 2022 |

In Germany, Porsche is investing $75 million in HIF Global LLC. In return, the sports car manufacturer is acquiring a long-term stake in HIF Global LLC, a holding company of internationally active project developers of eFuel production facilities. Among other projects, the Santiago de Chile-based company is building the Haru Oni eFuel pilot plant in […]

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