Research project will continue with federal States (Beiersdorf-Freudenberg) SunFuel stands for bio-fuel, synthetically produced from biomass and also under the name of biomass to-liquid (BtL)-Kraftstoff is known. For the fuel and drive strategy of Volkswagen, it is important to examine all aspects of the production of biogenic fuel sustainably and intensely. Only in this way we can ensure a long-term supply of biofuels”, according to a press release of the Ministry of rural development, environment and consumer protection in Potsdam (mluv.brandenburg.de). In the foreground of the first phase from 2004 to 2009 was the discovery of the agricultural potential of bio mass including socio-economic and environmental considerations. The second phase now focuses the research on wood-biomass and the forest and landscape conservation. At the same time explores ways of extracting biomass originating from contaminated grassland sites, algae and the preparation of flotsam and Jetsam. Brandenburg portion of this research cooperation is”a demonstration project to the Strip cultivation of fast-growing timber on erosion-prone areas.
The project will begin next year and in addition to studies on the erosion protection contain commitments to improving the content of humus, biodiversity and the landscape. Also in Brandenburg-based energy cooperative Freudenberg EC is now on the basis of the biomass to-liquid (BtL) process to produce high-quality diesel fuel. Under the brand name CEHATROL, this is obtained exclusively from biogenic raw materials and residues. It comes straw preferably from the region to use, so that can be calculated with a near-balanced CO2 audit. Currently, four production plants in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania are projected. The diesel Tun, which according to DIN EN 590 and therefore safely in all conventional diesel generators and engines can be used, supplied to the production costs to cooperative members. This is 0.48 EUR / l and is fixed on the basis of the State exemption until at least 2015. Those who are interested in a long-term calculable fuel price and a greater independence of the fluctuations of in crude oil prices, can find out more about the various possibilities of a membership on the Internet portal.