Europe

July 21, 2017

REG celebrates completion of upgrades at German biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. marked the completion of upgrades at its Emden, Germany, biorefinery July 19 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. REG invested €2.5 million for the installation of a new biodiesel distillation column and a thermal oil heater. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

Europe's largest algae omega-3 plant uses Schott glass tubes

BY Schott North America Inc. After 18 months of testing, microalgae manufacturer ecoduna has selected Schott's glass tubes for a new photobioreactor site in Vienna, Austria, that will be Europe's largest plant dedicated to the harvest of omega-3 fatty acids from microorganisms. READ MORE

July 07, 2017

EBB: Unfair Polish biodiesel exports must be stopped

BY The European Biodiesel Board Unfair biodiesel exports from Poland have caused damage to the EU internal market. Exploiting a loophole in the Polish biofuels legislation, fuel market players have caused significant financial damage to biodiesel production chains in EU countries. READ MORE

July 05, 2017

4 biodiesel stabilizers added to AGQM's no-harm list

BY Ron KotrbaGermany's AGQM has added four biodiesel oxidation stabilizers to its no-harm list of additives following completion of its 11th no-harm test round. The four antioxidants added to the list are Xtendra BL100 and BL200, Baynox Ultra, and Pachem-BL. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Round robin test for pharmaceutical glycerol finds curious result

BY Ron KotrbaTwelve European labs participated in the second round robin test for pharmaceutical glycerol organized by AGQM. The results showed that standard methods from the fuel sector showed better precision than those from the European Pharmacopeia. READ MORE

June 05, 2017

Sustainable palm oil certification reaches 21 percent penetration

BY Matt Rudolf, SCS Global Services In the past few years, palm oil certification under the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil standard has reached 21 percent penetration of the global market driven by consumer demand, pressure from retail buyers, and governmental actions. READ MORE

June 02, 2017

Quality survey shows German biodiesel is hitting the mark

BY AGQM In 2016, 64 biodiesel samples from AGQM members in Germany were taken and analyzed in four campaigns. Overall, 1,152 parameters were measured and only three limit violations were found that lay outside of the specification of EN 14214. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

UFOP: Biodiesel potential to reduce GHGs not being exhausted

BY UFOP Demand for biodiesel is stagnating in Germany compared to 2015, according to UFOP, because the German government's stipulated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions quota is set too low while biodiesel's GHG efficiency continues to increase. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

French researcher honored with 2017 Glycerine Innovation Award

BY Ron KotrbaChristophe Len, full Professor at the Université de Technologie Compiègne – UTC (France), has won the 2017 Glycerine Innovation Award, sponsored by the American Cleaning Institute and National Biodiesel Board and presented at the AOCS annual meeting. READ MORE