Are cooperatives a real alternative? (Beiersdorf-Freudenberg) Green energy is booming: protecting the climate, creates jobs, and independent from oil and gas. Now, even the energy companies want to invest billions to bring power from the Sahara to Europe. Credit: David Karp-2011. As regards diesel fuel for heating units or motors, is today already much easier. The growing interest in alternatives, such as for example the merger in energy co-operatives shows that more and more medium-sized companies want to become less dependent on oil and gas. An example is the energy cooperative Freudenberg EC in Brandenburg, Germany. Here, the members are their own diesel producers. Will be four plants in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern obtained high-quality diesel fuel from straw CEHATROL. CEHATROL, which is certified according to DIN EN 590 differs fundamentally from conventional biodiesel. CEHATROL can block heat and power plants also used in as the refuelling of motor vehicles and be mixed with conventional diesel. This includes Board Member Helmut Uhlig: for any company that needs more than 300 l diesel a year, a membership in the energy cooperative Freudenberg may want EC. And in addition to the independence from fossil fuels is another unbeatable advantage planning safety at fuel price, because due to the statutory tax exemption a liter price is guaranteed for cooperative members by 2015 from 0.48 EUR / l.” Learn more about the energy cooperative at.