Tag: Germany

From Fido to feet: Designer creates sneaker using dog hair

From Fido to feet: Designer creates sneaker using dog hair

January 11, 2021 |

In Germany, sustainability-focused designer Emilie Burfeind has used renewable and waste materials—including dog hair—to create an eccentric sneaker that she hopes will appeal to sneakerheads concerned with the wasteful practices of sneaker culture and fast fashion.  Dubbed Sneature, the shoe membrane is made using 3D knitting of dog hair, creating “flexibility, stiffness, and air circulation […]

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UFOP welcomes Germany’s decision to include biomass-based biofuels at 4.4% from 2026

UFOP welcomes Germany’s decision to include biomass-based biofuels at 4.4% from 2026

December 24, 2020 |

In Germany, after long, controversial negotiations, the German government agreed last Friday on key points for the national implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). In addition to the gradual increase of the GHG quota to 22 percent in 2030, it includes the setting of the cap for biofuels from cultivated biomass at 4.4 […]

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Y Knot? Rope maker goes biobased

Y Knot? Rope maker goes biobased

December 7, 2020 |

In Germany, Gleistein Ropes has announced it will shift its ropes currently produced using DSM’s Dyneema-brand ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene fibers to the biobased version of the UHMWPE material.  “These fibers possess exactly the same trusted strength and reliability of their conventionally sourced counterparts, yet contribute substantially to climate protection due to their renewable, bio-based raw material,” […]

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Porsche and Siemens Energy implementing eFuels pilot project in Chile

Porsche and Siemens Energy implementing eFuels pilot project in Chile

December 7, 2020 |

In Germany, Porsche, Siemens Energy and a lineup of international companies are developing and implementing a pilot project in Chile that is expected to yield the world’s first integrated, commercial, industrial-scale plant for making synthetic climate-neutral fuels (eFuels). In the pilot phase, around 130,000 liters of eFuels will be produced as early as 2022. In two […]

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Audi and KIT teams on chemical recycling of automotive plastics

Audi and KIT teams on chemical recycling of automotive plastics

November 30, 2020 |

In Germany, in collaboration with the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), Audi is working on a method for chemical recycling of automotive plastics. This method will make it possible to recycle mixed plastics, which are used in automotive engineering due to exacting safety, heat resistance and quality requirements, into so-called pyrolysis oil which, in turn, […]

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German refiner sees biofuel demand returning to near pre-pandemic levels in Q4

German refiner sees biofuel demand returning to near pre-pandemic levels in Q4

November 24, 2020 |

In Germany, Platts reports the country’s Heide Raffinerie—a key ethanol blender— believes that the fortunes of biodiesel producers are getting a boost as the year comes to an end, with Q4 seeing biofuel demand at near pre-COVID levels while next year will be even stronger. A proposal currently under consideration would see first generation biofuels […]

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German government to remove 1st gen biofuels by 2025

German government to remove 1st gen biofuels by 2025

November 19, 2020 |

In Germany, Argus Media reports that the planned introduction of multipliers for electricity and hydrogen in a draft law for the use of renewables in transport published by the German environment ministry (BMU) will remove first generation biofuels from the market by 2025. The German government outlined its plans to toughen the country’s biofuels legislation […]

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Spectrolytic launches FAME% analyser for biodiesel blends

Spectrolytic launches FAME% analyser for biodiesel blends

November 18, 2020 |

In Germany, Spectrolytic developed a completely portable analyser to measure FAME% content in a biodiesel blend. With each country’s own restrictions on the amount of FAME allowed in the biodiesel blend, Spectrolytic ‘s FAME analyser is calibrated for B0-B100 applications and can be tailored to the specific regulatory requirements. With the increasing global requirement for […]

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Survey says Germans want more biofuels

Survey says Germans want more biofuels

November 18, 2020 |

In Australia, UFOP reports that 65% of all Germans have a positive view of biofuels and almost half consider biofuels to be of growing importance for climate protection in the future, according to a current representative survey. This is the result of a representative survey by the Kantar opinion research institute on behalf of the […]

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Porche developing synthetic fuels to ensure classic cars always have fuel

Porche developing synthetic fuels to ensure classic cars always have fuel

November 11, 2020 |

In Germany, Hagerty reports Porche is developing synthetic fuels in order to ensure that there will be fuel around for classic cars for many years to come. The company’s CEO says that 70% of the vehicles it has built over the years are still on the road, so the issue of fuels for classic vehicles, […]

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