Tag: Germany

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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Germany researchers develop method to help bridge tech gap for ethanol fuel cells

Germany researchers develop method to help bridge tech gap for ethanol fuel cells

May 18, 2020 |

In Germany, researchers at Dresden University recently crafted a novel freeze-thaw method capable of acquiring multi-scale structured noble metal aerogels as superior photoelectrocatalysts for electro-oxidation of ethanol, promoting their application for fuel cells. Their work has now been published as a cover story in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, titled “Freeze-Thaw-Promoted Fabrication of Clean and Hierarchically-Structured […]

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CropEnergies sees record ethanol revenue but warns over COVID-19 impacts

CropEnergies sees record ethanol revenue but warns over COVID-19 impacts

May 13, 2020 |

In Germany, Platts reports that CropEnergies’ 2019/20 ethanol production in the year ending in February rose above 1 million cu m, up 3.6% on the year. Higher ethanol prices mixed with increased demand for ethanol as European countries look to achieve the 10% renewable energy mandate under the Renewable Energy Directive in 2020 saw revenue […]

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German ethanol production and consumption fall but E10 gains market share

German ethanol production and consumption fall but E10 gains market share

April 22, 2020 |

In Germany, Biofuels International reports that German Bioethanol Industry Association (BDBe) data shows that over the past 12 months, ethanol production fell by nearly 13% to 542,699 metric tons. Production was pressured by falling demand and “challenging market conditions” during the early part of last year. Overall ethanol blending fell slightly during the period to […]

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Clariant and CropEnergies team on disinfectant production in Germany

Clariant and CropEnergies team on disinfectant production in Germany

April 8, 2020 |

In Germany, Clariant together with CropEnergies has started monthly production of 2 million liters of disinfectant at Clariant’s facilities in Gendorf, Germany. This disinfectant is then directly or via repacking partners provided to regional hospitals and other vital institutions in Bavaria, who are currently facing limited availability of this critical product during the COVID-19 outbreak. […]

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Researchers say policies promoting bioplastics “ill-designed”

Researchers say policies promoting bioplastics “ill-designed”

March 19, 2020 |

In Germany, while is true that plastics made from corn, wheat, or sugarcane are, in principle, climate-neutral and protect declining oil reserves—a broad shift in consumption from conventional to bio-based materials could be bad news for the environment given the current state of technology. After all, plant based raw materials are produced on land and […]

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BASF and Delair team up to scale up crop R&D using cloud platform

BASF and Delair team up to scale up crop R&D using cloud platform

March 17, 2020 |

In Germany, BASF and Delair, a global provider of end-to-end visual data management solutions for enterprises, announced their collaboration to scale up BASF’s research and development projects for seeds, traits and crop protection. The agreement will enable BASF’s agricultural research stations worldwide to use the delair.ai cloud platform to streamline and standardize the information gained […]

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Audi to use recycled PET bottles in upholstery and carpeting in new A3s

Audi to use recycled PET bottles in upholstery and carpeting in new A3s

February 26, 2020 |

In Germany, Audi is now offering seat upholstery made from recycled material for the new A3 for the first time. Seat upholstery made from secondary raw materials are being used for the first time in the fourth generation of the Audi A3. Up to 89% of the textile used consists of recycled PET bottles, which […]

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