Tag: Asia

Researchers find way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells

Researchers find way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells

June 12, 2018 |

In Asia, team of researchers with members from institutions in Singapore, China and the U.K. has found a way to improve electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells. In their paper published in the journal Nature Energy, they describe their technique and how well it works. Huajie Yin and Zhiyong Tang with Griffith University in Australia […]

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Top 10 Asia Bioeconomy Trends

Top 10 Asia Bioeconomy Trends

December 24, 2017 |

With apologies to every other region around the world. we continue to see Asia as the epicenter of the biobased revolution over the next 20 years. The reasons are three and relatively straightforward: 1. Continued and robust economic growth. 2. Massive biomass resource. 3. Lack of fossil energy reserves. Among Asia-watchers we are far less […]

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Increase in Asian production capacities for bio-based chemicals, building blocks and polymers 

Increase in Asian production capacities for bio-based chemicals, building blocks and polymers 

February 5, 2017 |

In Germany, a new report from nova institut finds that more than 45% of the most relevant bio-based polymers are produced in Asia. A global capacity of 2.4 million tonnes bio-based polymers was established in 2016, and worldwide capacity is expected to reach 3.6 million tonnes in 2021, the report concluded. Nearly 52% of this […]

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Asian Development Bank raises $500m in inaugural green bond issue

Asian Development Bank raises $500m in inaugural green bond issue

March 16, 2015 |

In the Philippines, the Asian Development Bank has raised $500 million from its first green bond issue. The effort is aimed at channeling more investor funds to ADB projects that promote low-carbon and climate-resilient economic growth and development in developing Asia. By investor type, 16% of the bonds went to central banks and official institutions, […]

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Top 10 Bioeconomy and Biofuels Predictions for 2015

Top 10 Bioeconomy and Biofuels Predictions for 2015

January 1, 2015 |

A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we reach the end of 2014? Not the intrepidSS Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and peer into tomorrowland. As the sunset of 2014 gives way to the dawn of 2015, here at the Digest we resist the holiday temptation to look back over the challenges […]

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Asian biofuel prices sink as external factors weigh

Asian biofuel prices sink as external factors weigh

December 31, 2014 |

Across Asia, biodiesel and ethanol prices have fallen to historic lows, with biodiesel at its lowest since 2009 at $820.92 per ton while ethanol prices have fallen to its lowest since March 2011 with $669.46/cubic meter. The region’s ethanol prices have loosely followed US demand this year, with prices rising as import demand increases and […]

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10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania

December 24, 2014 |

The East is Green. Asia is confirmed as “the new Brazil” as project developers head en masse to the friendly receptions in Asian countries — based on energy diversification and rural development opportunities. Whether you look at financing, mandates or project announcements, there’s no question that the hottest region is Asia — which started slowly […]

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Altranex to present bio-lubricants, fuels at Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit

Altranex to present bio-lubricants, fuels at Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit

July 28, 2014 |

In Canada, Altranex Corp. has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Defense Energy Technology Challenge program as a part of the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, to be held at the Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i, September 15-17, 2014. As one of only eighteen DETC Finalists, Altranex will be presenting its bio-lubricants, […]

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Elevance, Genting deal confirms it: Asia is the new Brazil

Elevance, Genting deal confirms it: Asia is the new Brazil

July 14, 2014 |

Elevance and Genting Enter New Biorefinery Collaboration, in Malaysia. Elevance exclusively responsible for sale of all specialty chemicals produced at biorefinery. What’s going on in the Big East? We hear from Illinois that Elevance Renewable Sciences is announcing a 25:75 collaboration between Elevance and Genting Plantations Berhad — aimed at building a 240,000 MT metathesis […]

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Biofuels investment to top $11.5B by 2020 if gov’t policies stay in place

Biofuels investment to top $11.5B by 2020 if gov’t policies stay in place

September 2, 2013 |

In Colorado, Navigant has released a new study that estimates 129 GW by 2020, with the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions picking up production. The study, which expands on earlier assertions that estimated investment would top $69B over the next ten years as revenues hit $7.6B by 2023, predicts that revenues will reach $11.5B annually […]

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