H1 Bioethanol Output in Germany Inches up but Demand Falls 3.7%
(See News Renewables) … According to the newly-released figures, food crops again accounted for the largest share of Germany’s bioethanol output at nearly 63.4%. Meanwhile, there was a 21.1% year-on-year jump in the production of ethanol from sugar beet. It reached 131,608 tonnes in H1, taking a 35.5% share.
Just 4,154 tonnes of ethanol were produced from other sources, such as food waste.
BDBe’s (German Bioethanol Industry Association’s) chief executive Dietrich Klein said that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets for transport are not working as planned. He urged decision makers to introduce in 2016, one year earlier than planned, the 4% emission reduction rule for the petroleum sector in Germany. READ MORE