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German biofuel producer launches EU-funded straw-to-biomethane project

4:50 AM MST | January 24, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Verbio (Leipzig, Germany), a biofuel producer, has launched a straw-to-biomethane project at Schwedt, Germany that is due to start operating in the second half of 2014, the company announced. The project secured about €22.3 million in EU funding in 2012.   “This funding is an incentive to increase the share of biomethane in the biofuel market. Biomethane is a real all-rounder among the renewable sources of energy; it is easy to store and can therefore be deployed at all times irrespective of its point of origin,” says Claus Sauter, CEO of...

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