Biofuels in Germany
Overview of biofuels in Germany - from feedstock to end use view info >>
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Fact sheet: Biofuels in Germany (282 Kb)
German biodiesel exports
German biodiesel exports increased sharply over the first seven months of 2014. Totalling around 941,600 tonnes, biodiesel exports were up just under 18 per cent year-on-year. The Netherlands received more than one third of total exports. This translates to a 33 per cent rise and leaves the country in first place. Biodiesel exports to Spain shot up to 42,000 tonnes, from only 151 tonnes in the same period last year. Exports to France, Belgium and Sweden also rocketed, by 135, 68 and 29 per cent respectively. In other words, France secured second place again. Sweden, receiving 18,000 tonnes, ousted Hungary from tenth place on the list of top recipients. Between January and July 2014, EU countries absorbed around 94 per cent of German biodiesel exports. (AMI) [Source: UFOP].
- Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien e.V.
- AGQM Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e.V.
- aireg - Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V.
- Bundesverband BioEnergie eV (BBE)
- Bundesverband der deutschen Bioethanolwirtschaft (BDBe)
- Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie (BEE)
- Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena)
- Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V (FNR)
- German Biogas Association
- Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP)
- Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie e.V. (VDB)
- ADM European Management Holding GmbH
- BASF Aktiengesellschaft
- Bauhaus Luftfahrt
- bse engineering Leipzig GmbH
- BSR Sustainability GmbH
- Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG
- Crop Energies AG
- DECHEMA e.V.
- DLR e.V.
- FEV Motorentechnik GmbH
- Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen GmbH
- Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
- Fraunhofer ISI
- Fraunhofer UMSICHT
- General Motors Europe
- IBG2: Plant Sciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
- Institut für Energetik und Umwelt
- ISCC System GmbH
- KIC InnoEnergy Germany
- KWS Saat AG
- Lanxess Deutschland GmbH
- Louis Dreyfus
- Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH
- MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG
- Marquard & Bahls AG
- NEW Natural Energy West GmbH
- N.Prior Energy GmbH
- PE International
- Petrotec AG
- Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
- Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies
- Südzucker AG
- SYNCOM F&E Beratung GmbH
- Thünen Institut
- TUM - TU München
- Volkswagen AG Wolfsburg
- WIP Renewable Energy
- Clariant (formerly Süd-Chemie), sunliquid® demonstration of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. Planned development of a large-scale demonstration plan (~€225 million) is partly supported by the EC FP7 SUNLIQUID Project (€23 million) 2014-2018, including participants from Austria, Germany and Hungary, with Clariant as the Coordinator.
- The bioliq® pilot plant at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) combines Flash pyrolysis, high-pressure entrained flow gasification, hot gas cleaning, and synthesis.
- Concord Blue Energy planned facility at Herten, using a thermolysis process based on heat transfer to covert waste feedstocks to syngas (a number of faclities are already in operation globally).
Renewable Energy Action Plans
- National Action Plan for Renewable Energy including Transport and Biofuels
- Renewable Energy Progress Report - including Biofuels and Bioenergy
Promotion of Biofuels in Germany
Information about the conversion of the biofuel promotion from an energy quota to a greenhouse gas quota starting in 2015
In the amendment to the law for promoting biofuels dated July 15, 2009 (Federal Gazette I p. 1804), the German Bundestag already stated that the energy-related biofuel quota would be converted to a greenhouse gas quota starting in 2015. The 12th amendment to the Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetzes (Federal Emissions Protection Act) dated November 20, 2014 (Federal Gazette I p. 1740) also includes a number of new provisions for ensuring proper implementation of the greenhouse gas quota. A paper produced by UFOP explains practical frequently asked questions regarding calculating the greenhouse gas quota, so-called penalties, quota trading, handling excess quantities and the quota registration process. It should ease the transition to the new statutory framework conditions for companies in the mineral oil and biofuel sectors obligated to fulfil quotas.
- Ergebniskonferenz zur Mobilitäts- und Kraftstoffstrategie der Bundesregierung
- Szenarien für mehr Klimaschutz im Verkehr / Scenarios for increasing climate protection in the transport sector
Oko Institut BV
- Germany in 2050 – a greenhouse gas-neutral country
- Biodiesel 2013/2014 Report on the Current Situation and Prospects – Abstract from the UFOP Annual Report
- FACTS: The most important data on renewable energy in Germany
Renewable Energies Agency
- Opening routes for renewables in the transport sector
Renewable Energies Agency
- IEA Task 33: Thermal Gasification of Biomass - Country Report for Germany, 2011
- IEA Bioenergy Task 40 (Sustainable International Bioenergy Trade): Country report for Germany 2014
- IEA Task 42 Biorefining - Country Report Germany, 2014
- IEA Task 39 (Commercializing Conventional and Advanced Liquid Biofuels) Newsletter with Country Profile of Germany, 2011
- IEA Task 34 Pyrolysis: Country Report Germany, 2015