Tag: Romania

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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Romanian biofuels industry worries about jump to 8% blending next year

Romanian biofuels industry worries about jump to 8% blending next year

May 31, 2017 |

In Romania, as the country looks to boost its biofuel blending to 8% come January 1 after a freeze at 4.5% between 2014 and 2018, its sole ethanol producer is concerned that oil companies may choose to import the required ethanol rather than support the local industry, leading to more production. The most recent statistics […]

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Ecoslops plans to establish new recycling plant in Romania 

Ecoslops plans to establish new recycling plant in Romania 

December 20, 2015 |

In Romania, Ecoslops has signed a Letter of Intent with Grup Servicii Petroliere to conduct a feasibility study for the development of an oil residues processing plant in the Romanian Port of Constanta, on the Black Sea. The Port of Constanta, on the west coast of the Black Sea, is one of the main petroleum […]

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Romanian locomotive designer testing B100 engines with good initial results

Romanian locomotive designer testing B100 engines with good initial results

September 23, 2015 |

In Romania, Reloc – Electroputere VFU Craiova has introduced the first locomotive in the country to run on B100 or straight vegetable oil without need for additives. One of the main locomotive manufacturers in the country, it says that early tests indicate positive results with biodiesel providing as much power as fossil diesel and hope […]

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