Tag: Germany

Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen develop new low-carbon gasoline

Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen develop new low-carbon gasoline

May 4, 2021 |

In Germany, following on from R33 Blue Diesel, Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen have now come up with a low-carbon gasoline. Their new fuel, called Blue Gasoline, similarly contains up to 33 percent renewables, ensuring a well-to-wheel reduction in carbon emissions of at least 20 percent per kilometer driven. This means a fleet of 1,000 VW […]

Read More

Fruit peels used to make dissolvable tote bags

Fruit peels used to make dissolvable tote bags

May 3, 2021 |

In Germany, two design students have made see-through shopping totes that can be dissolved in water or used as fertilizer once the consumer is done with it.  Dubbed Sonnet155, the bag is the brainchild of Lobke Beckfeld and Johanna Hehemeyer-Cürten, both of whom are studying for master’s degrees at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin.  […]

Read More

European Food Safety Agency greenlights BDI-Bioenergy’s RepCAT for high risk fat materials

European Food Safety Agency greenlights BDI-Bioenergy’s RepCAT for high risk fat materials

April 21, 2021 |

In Germany, BDI-Bioenergy’s research team has succeeded in convincing the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) that its RepCAT process is suitable for the recycling of high-risk fat materials. The RepCAT process is based on a patented sustainable technology using a recyclable catalyst in biodiesel production. This important process step increases product quality while reducing the […]

Read More

UFOP reports 2020 EU biodiesel imports slumped due to COVID-19

UFOP reports 2020 EU biodiesel imports slumped due to COVID-19

April 20, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that a sharp decline in biodiesel imports from Argentina to the EU-27 in 2019, a major slump has been recorded in deliveries from Malaysia and Indonesia for 2020. In the calendar year 2020, the EU-27 imported a total of 3.1 million metric tons of biodiesel from non-EU countries. This was down around […]

Read More

Iconic adidas sneaker design goes vegan with mushroom leather

Iconic adidas sneaker design goes vegan with mushroom leather

April 19, 2021 |

In Germany, sneaker giant adidas will soon introduce a sneaker in its popular Stan Smith line that incorporates mushroom-based leather.  First launched in 1965, the lifestyle sneaker is named after the retired tennis superstar and is among the brand’s most popular and recognizable designs. The new Stan Smith Mylo uses Mylo vegan leather manufactured by […]

Read More

Clariant supporting Pertamina in exploring feasibility of sunliquid plant

Clariant supporting Pertamina in exploring feasibility of sunliquid plant

April 19, 2021 |

In Germany, Clariant, a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company, is working with Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas corporation, Pertamina, since 2018 to evaluate and test the feasibility of Clariant’s sunliquid technology to process available regional feedstocks in Indonesia into the advanced biofuel, cellulosic ethanol. Indonesia has a vast potential of untapped biomass, from […]

Read More

University of Augsburg researchers looking at green building materials from ag and wood waste

University of Augsburg researchers looking at green building materials from ag and wood waste

April 19, 2021 |

In Germany, over the past four and a half years, an EU project involving the University of Augsburg has explored the potential of environmentally friendly building materials, insulation foams or fuels from agricultural and forestry waste. The results also show how much a holistic view is needed when using them in order to avoid undesirable […]

Read More

ExxonMobil and Porsche testing Esso Renewable Racing Fuel

ExxonMobil and Porsche testing Esso Renewable Racing Fuel

March 30, 2021 |

In Germany, ExxonMobil and Porsche are testing advanced biofuels and renewable, lower-carbon eFuels, as part of a new agreement to find pathways toward potential future consumer adoption.  The first iteration of Esso Renewable Racing Fuel is a blend of primarily advanced biofuels and is specially formulated by ExxonMobil’s in-house team of scientists and engineers. Analysis […]

Read More

Lab-grown fish startup raises €7 million

Lab-grown fish startup raises €7 million

March 29, 2021 |

In Germany, lab-grown fish startup Bluu Biosciences has raised €7 million ($8.25 million) to advance its cell-based salmon, trout, and carp, the most-consumed fish in China.  Manta Ray Ventures, Norrsken VC, Be8, CPT Capital and Lever VC participated in the funding.  Bluu’s technology is based on work done by co-founder and marine and cell biologist […]

Read More

UFOP says biodiesel blending has reached highest level since 2007

UFOP says biodiesel blending has reached highest level since 2007

March 18, 2021 |

In Germany, at approximately 3.025 million metric tons, the incorporation of biofuels in diesel fuel blends reached its highest level in the past year since the quota regime was introduced in 2007. In providing this information, the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) e.V. refers to statistics published by the Federal Office for […]

Read More