Tag: Romania

OMV Petrom invests $24.8M to increase biofuels blending capacity

OMV Petrom invests $24.8M to increase biofuels blending capacity

November 19, 2020 |

In Romania, OMV Petrom, the largest energy company in Southeastern Europe, invested approximately $24.8 million (EUR 21 million) at Petrobrazi refinery in order to increase the bio-blending capacity and improve infrastructure for the transport, unloading and storage of bio-components within the refinery. OMV Petrom supplies fuels with a volumetric bio-content of 6.5% in diesel and […]

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Romanian oil giant looking to invest $291M in 2G ethanol plant

Romanian oil giant looking to invest $291M in 2G ethanol plant

November 12, 2020 |

In Romania, Economica.net reports the country’s main energy player OMV Petrom is looking to invest $291 million in a second-generation ethanol plant, allowing it to secure 35% of the total investment in European grant funding. The facility is expected to be co-located or located nearby the company’s existing oil extraction and refining facilities in Prahova […]

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GETEC says biomass cogen plant at Clariant’s Romanian sunliquid plant on target

GETEC says biomass cogen plant at Clariant’s Romanian sunliquid plant on target

October 14, 2020 |

In Romania, Business Review reports GETEC has already completed several important phases of construction for the biomass-based cogeneration plant that will provide energy for the Clariant sunliquid project under development. Boiler installation began last month while this month work on the water treatment plan has begun. In early 2021, the steam supply installation will be […]

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Clariant expects Romanian sunliquid plant to be online by Q4 2021

Clariant expects Romanian sunliquid plant to be online by Q4 2021

August 5, 2020 |

In Romania, Romania Insider reports Clariant expects to commission its sunliquid plant in Podari by Q4 2021. The EUR140 million facility was expected to be online this year but even so, the company’s CFO says construction is progressing well. When online, it will produce 50,000 metric tons of cellulosic ethanol annually. A total of EUR40 […]

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Romania pulls back from biofuel blending mandate during state of emergency

Romania pulls back from biofuel blending mandate during state of emergency

April 21, 2020 |

In Romania, Euractiv reports the government approved changes to its legislation on April 9 allowing for reductions of biofuel blending for as long as the country remains in a state of emergency which is currently set until mid-May. The country imports 100% of its ethanol demand but just 30% of biofuel blended with fossil diesel. […]

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Clariant working directly with farmers to help develop supply chain for Romanian sunliquid® plant

Clariant working directly with farmers to help develop supply chain for Romanian sunliquid® plant

March 19, 2019 |

In Romania, Clariant is providing farmers in Oltenia with the opportunity to transform straw into an additional source of income. As part of the first official workshop organized by the company for farmers in the Oltenia region, the attendants had the opportunity to learn more about the sunliquid® plant being built by Clariant in Podari […]

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Clariant breaks ground on commercial-scale sunliquid plant in Romania

Clariant breaks ground on commercial-scale sunliquid plant in Romania

September 12, 2018 |

In Romania, Clariant officially started construction of the first large-scale commercial sunliquid plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol made from agricultural residues. At the flagship facility, the sunliquid technology developed by the company is being used on an industrial scale for the first time. At full capacity, the plant will process around 250,000 tons […]

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Clariant to invest in new 50,000 ton Romanian sunliquid® plant

Clariant to invest in new 50,000 ton Romanian sunliquid® plant

October 31, 2017 |

In Romania, Clariant announced the approval by the Board of Directors to invest in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its sunliquid® technology. The new plant, with an annual production capacity of 50,000 tons, will be built in the southwestern part of Romania. The facility will […]

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Clariant to build flagship cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania: 8-figure sales potential envisioned

Clariant to build flagship cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania: 8-figure sales potential envisioned

October 31, 2017 |

In Germany, Clariant’s board has approved investment in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its sunliquid technology. The new plant, with an annual production capacity of 50.000 tons, will be built in the southwestern part of Romania. The facility will be a flagship site, confirming competitiveness […]

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Romania to double bioethanol blending mandate for 2018

Romania to double bioethanol blending mandate for 2018

July 22, 2017 |

In Romania, the European Renewable Energy Directive is expecting declines in bioethanol production for 2017 while increasing Romania’s bioethanol blending mandate from 4.5 percent to 8 percent in 2018. Romania’s blending mandate hasn’t changed since 2014 and they only have one bioethanol plant producing 80,000 metric tons per year. The plant produces bioethanol from corn […]

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