Tag: Germany

Sunfire secures $125M Series D funding for to further develop electrolyzers

Sunfire secures $125M Series D funding for to further develop electrolyzers

October 26, 2021 |

In Germany, Sunfire, a global leader in the development and production of industrial electrolyzers, has secured $125 million of new funding in its Series D round from a consortium of investors led by Lightrock and Planet First Partners, and including Carbon Direct Capital Management, HydrogenOne Capital, and existing shareholders. The new investment will further strengthen […]

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LANXESS and bp team to produce plastics from sustainable raw materials

LANXESS and bp team to produce plastics from sustainable raw materials

October 25, 2021 |

In Germany, specialty chemicals company LANXESS and bp are entering into a strategic partnership for the use of sustainable raw materials in high-tech plastics production. bp will supply sustainably produced cyclohexane to the LANXESS’ production site in Antwerp, Belgium, starting in the fourth quarter of 2021. The sustainable origin of the raw materials is certified […]

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CropEnergies testing E20 at Stuttgart Airport

CropEnergies testing E20 at Stuttgart Airport

October 19, 2021 |

In Germany, in a joint project, CropEnergies AG together with Stuttgart Airport and the mineral oil company Mabanaft Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG are testing a fuel with 20 percent renewable ethanol. The petrol fuel provided by CropEnergies and Mabanaft for test purposes is intended to help save CO2 and reduce particulate emissions. The 100 […]

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Covestro and VAUDE team on partially bio-based outdoor hiking boot

Covestro and VAUDE team on partially bio-based outdoor hiking boot

October 19, 2021 |

In Germany, materials supplier Covestro and VAUDE, a family-owned manufacturer of outdoor equipment and footwear, have collaborated to develop a partially bio-based foam midsole for VAUDE’s new Lavik Eco outdoor hiking boot. It is based on thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) foams from Covestro’s Desmopan® EC 33000 series, which use non-GMO raw materials. The durable foams meet […]

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German researchers make biomethane fermentation breakthrough

German researchers make biomethane fermentation breakthrough

October 18, 2021 |

In Germany, microbial production of methane from organic material is an essential process in the global carbon cycle and an important source of renewable energy. This natural process is based on a cooperative interaction between different types of microorganisms: the fermenting bacteria and the methane-producing archaea. The former converts so-called primary fermentation products from biomass […]

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German researchers show how biodegradable plastics could be problematic for soil

German researchers show how biodegradable plastics could be problematic for soil

October 14, 2021 |

In Germany, in two recent studies, soil ecologists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) have shown which microbial community is responsible for degradation, what role the climate plays in this process, and why biodegradable plastics could still be problematic. Plastic that ends up in soils, oceans, or inland waters can harm the organisms […]

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German company develops sustainable tissue paper from wheat straw

German company develops sustainable tissue paper from wheat straw

October 12, 2021 |

In Germany, hygiene and health company Essity presented a breakthrough in sustainable tissue production and is beginning production based on pulp from wheat straw. The plant in Mannheim, Germany, is the first of its kind in Europe, and the first on a large-scale tissue production in the world. This new type of tissue paper is […]

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Jan De Nul Group dredges with 100% biofuel in Germany for first time

Jan De Nul Group dredges with 100% biofuel in Germany for first time

September 29, 2021 |

In Germany, for the first time the dredging company Jan De Nul Group from Luxembourg is using solely second-generation biofuel for maintenance dredging works in the Port of Hamburg. This fuel contains no petroleum, but processed vegetable waste oil as a raw material, entirely in line with the principles of a sustainable circular economy  Jan […]

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Germany to ban palm oil for biodiesel by 2023

Germany to ban palm oil for biodiesel by 2023

September 22, 2021 |

In Germany, following an earlier announcement in February, Reuters reports the country has decided to ban palm oil as a biofuel feedstock by 2023, instead focusing on waste-based feedstocks such as used cooking oil, with a yet-to-be decided quota. Palm oil only accounted for 3.9% of biodiesel feedstock use in 2020 with rapeseed oil making […]

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JERA Americas invests $18M in Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies

JERA Americas invests $18M in Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies

September 14, 2021 |

In Germany, JERA Americas Inc. announced an agreement to invest almost $18 million in Germany-based Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH. The investment was led by JERA Americas with Temasek, Chevron Technology Ventures, and Pavilion Capital as additional investors. Hydrogenious LOHC, founded in 2013, said its proprietary technology and industrial-scaled plants enables flexible, safe, easy and efficient transportation and storage of hydrogen in […]

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