Tag: Germany

CropEnergies acquires 50% of Dutch biobased chemicals start-up Syclus

CropEnergies acquires 50% of Dutch biobased chemicals start-up Syclus

September 20, 2022 |

In Germany, CropEnergies AG has acquired a 50% stake in the Dutch start-up for biobased chemicals Syclus BV, Maastricht. for EUR1.8 million. The goal is to build an industrial scale plant for the production of renewable ethylene from renewable ethanol. Ethylene is a basic chemical usually made from fossil oil and gas and is widely […]

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CropEnergies may mothball ethanol production

CropEnergies may mothball ethanol production

September 19, 2022 |

In Germany, CropEnergies is continuously assessing the capacity utilisation of all its renewable ethanol production plants. Given the multiplication in energy and power prices in combination with continuously high raw material prices, the pressure on the cost side is increasing. Particularly from January 2023 onwards, CropEnergies can only to a declining extend benefit from hedging […]

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Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Shell Global Solutions sign MOU to support the energy transition

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Shell Global Solutions sign MOU to support the energy transition

September 15, 2022 |

In Germany, Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Shell Global Solutions International BV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on developing low-carbon and highly efficient energy solutions that support the energy transition. The agreement will focus on projects that produce green hydrogen for industrial applications at Shell and its customers, as well as enhancing […]

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OMV to supply Lufthansa with 800,000 tons of SAF from 2023-2030

OMV to supply Lufthansa with 800,000 tons of SAF from 2023-2030

September 14, 2022 |

In Germany, OMV, the international integrated oil, gas and chemicals company headquartered in Vienna and Lufthansa Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the supply of more than 800,000 metric tons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel for the years 2023 to 2030. The companies intend to expand their existing partnership and extend it to […]

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Synhelion succeeds in industrial scale syngas production from solar heat

Synhelion succeeds in industrial scale syngas production from solar heat

September 13, 2022 |

In Germany, Synhelion has become the first company in the world to succeed in producing syngas on an industrial scale using only solar heat as an energy source. The Swiss solar fuel pioneer successfully demonstrated this on the multifocus solar tower of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Jülich, North Rhine-Westphalia. The last decisive technical […]

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Vegan vehicles: BMW to offer completely animal-free interiors in 2023

Vegan vehicles: BMW to offer completely animal-free interiors in 2023

September 12, 2022 |

In Germany, BMW Group will shortly launch its first vehicles with completely vegan interiors.  Available for both BMW and MINI models by next year, the animal-free claim includes the steering wheel, a feature with demanding feel, appearance, and wear-resistance criteria.  BMW says the new steering wheel surface material reduces CO2e emissions along the value chain […]

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Bayer issues call for renewable consumer healthcare packaging

Bayer issues call for renewable consumer healthcare packaging

September 12, 2022 |

In Germany, pharmaceutical giant Bayer has issued a “packaging challenge” as it looks for more sustainable options for its plethora of products.  The company has tapped yet2, an open innovation services provider, to help in its search for biodegradable, compostable, or dissolvable packaging solutions derived from sustainable sources for products packaged in sachets and/or rigid […]

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BASF Venture Capital and Aqua-Spark invest in Sea6 Energy’s Series B round

BASF Venture Capital and Aqua-Spark invest in Sea6 Energy’s Series B round

August 31, 2022 |

In Germany, BASF Venture Capital GmbH, the corporate venture company of BASF SE, Germany, and Aqua-Spark, a Dutch investment fund focusing on the global aquaculture industry, are investing in Sea6 Energy Pvt. Ltd. (the company) as part of a Series B round. Sea6 Energy was founded in 2010 and is located in Bangalore, India. The […]

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Chevron Renewable Energy Group break ground on German biorefinery expansion

Chevron Renewable Energy Group break ground on German biorefinery expansion

August 30, 2022 |

In Germany, Chevron Renewable Energy Group broke ground on the expansion of its Emden, Germany biorefinery during a ceremony held on Saturday. The expansion project includes the addition of a pretreatment system at the facility, which is expected to allow the business to utilize a broader variety of feedstocks for the production of biodiesel. Chevron […]

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Eppendorf’s bio-based tubes produced from 90% bio feedstock

Eppendorf’s bio-based tubes produced from 90% bio feedstock

August 30, 2022 |

In Germany, the new generation of tubes “Eppendorf Tubes BioBased” is made from 90% renewable bio-based feedstock (recycled e.g. from food oil wastes and residues) plus 10% fossil-based feedstock. Thus, these tubes in the sizes 5.0 mL, 15 mL, 25 mL and 50 mL with screw cap are made of certified polypropylene based on renewable, […]

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