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Biofuel plants in Germany

I’ve just come across a map of biofuel plants in Germany on Google Maps. Here it is, if you can help fill in any holes, I’m sure that GP would be happy to hear from you. View Larger Map

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Petrotec pins hopes on old chipfat with new plant

Petrotec started up its new biodiesel plant in the port of Emden yesterday. The plant’s capacity is 100,000 tons (about 1 1 3 million liters)/year. It includesa refinery, storage tanks, a laboratory and its own loadingand unloading unit for inland and ocean-going vessels on the harborpier. The new production plant means that Petrotec has total […]

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Hydrothermal cabonization

Hydrothermal cabonization is an approach to convert almost any kind of biomas into fuel. Biopact has written about hydrothermal carbonization and there’s quite a bit about it on the web. Here are some carbonization links that might be useful. Please let me know if you come across any more I’ll add them to the bottom […]

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Blending levels and biofuels

BP and the German biofuel group Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie (VDB) have fallen out over the level of blending and the type of biodisel to be blended in Germany, according to a report on ICIS news (Disclosure: I work for ICIS. About ICIS) BP says the level is too high –and that car engine makers […]

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Biofuels put bears under threat

Now biofuels are putting bears under threat. The good/bad news is that its Germany’s Gummi Bears, which are much less profitable for Harribo than they were because the price of glucose has risen, because its a sugar, which could be fermented… into alcohol which could be put into the European gasoline pool displacing gasoline which […]

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German millers worry about rising bread prices

Germany’s millers met at the week end to discuss the effects that the demand for corn as fuel compared to food is having now in rising bread prices. They want a scienific evaluation of the amount of land that will be given to fuel use and the amount that will be used for food. They […]

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Biofuels only by 2025?

Could the G8 make it impossible to register and license cars that run on gasoline by 2025? Would it be desirable? Two economists, Volker Perthes and Friedemann Müller from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, believe that it would not only be possible but desirable and are asking Angela Merkel, who will be […]

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