Tag: Romania

EU rapeseed crop 2022 projected at five-year high

EU rapeseed crop 2022 projected at five-year high

June 16, 2022 |

In Romania, UFOP reports that despite previously low rainfall in some regions, the EU Commission expects the German and French rapeseed harvests to be larger than the previous year, and could be the largest harvest since 2017. According to recent information published by the EU Commission, the EU rapeseed harvest in 2022 will likely exceed […]

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Clariant produces first commercial sunliquid cellulosic ethanol at new plant

Clariant produces first commercial sunliquid cellulosic ethanol at new plant

June 15, 2022 |

In Romania, Clariant produced the first commercial cellulosic ethanol at its sunliquid production plant in Podari, Romania. The entire offtake is contracted with a multi-year agreement to Shell. Over the last six months, the plant underwent a thorough commissioning process resulting in the successful start of production. Approximately 50,000 tons of second-generation biofuels will be […]

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Clariant opens $150M cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

Clariant opens $150M cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

June 6, 2022 |

In Romania, Renewables Now reports that Clariant has opened its $150 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Dolj. Feedstock contracts have been signed with more than 300 local farmers to secure the required 250,000 metric tons of straw required annually. The facility will produce 50,000 metric tons of cellulosic ethanol annually. Production was last expected to […]

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New corn-based ethanol plant under development in Romania

New corn-based ethanol plant under development in Romania

July 19, 2021 |

In Romania, the ACT news agency reports that Belgo-American New-Energy plans to invest EUR60 million in a corn-based ethanol facility in in Nadlac, near Arad. The proposed facility would use 340,000 metric tons of corn from local farmers during the first phase of production. Hungarian company EuroMediu will build the new plant starting next spring. […]

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Romanian oilseed crusher to cover almost all energy needs with husk-powered CHP

Romanian oilseed crusher to cover almost all energy needs with husk-powered CHP

June 30, 2021 |

In Romania, Ziarul Finaciar reports Expur, one of the largest local oil and biodiesel companies and owned by Avril since April, will invest EUR15.7 million in a cogeneration facility at Slobozia, which will use sunflower seed husks as feedstock. The project, which should be online in about two years following two years of project development, […]

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Strategie Grains raises rapeseed estimate to 17M tons thanks to Romania

Strategie Grains raises rapeseed estimate to 17M tons thanks to Romania

June 28, 2021 |

In France, Reuters reports that Strategie Grains data shows rapeseed production for this season will be around 17 million metric tons, up from the 16.82 million tons it forecast last month and more than 3% higher on the year, thanks to increased production in Romania. Demand for rapeseed has fallen as other vegetable oils have […]

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Clariant on track to finish Romanian sunliquid plant construction by end-2021

Clariant on track to finish Romanian sunliquid plant construction by end-2021

December 2, 2020 |

In Romania, Clariant says it is making good progress with the construction of its sunliquid cellulosic ethanol production plant in Podari, in the southwestern part of Romania, with construction set for completion by the end of 2021. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present a challenging situation, Clariant’s team was able to ensure that work […]

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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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