In India, Scania has delivered its first ED95 Metro-link bus that will run between Chennai and Kochi. The buses will be manufactured in India at the production facility near Bangalore beginning in August. Between 100 and 150 of the ED95 buses will be delivered in India by the end of the year.
In China, Novozymes expects a commercial-scale second-generation plant to be online within the next two years, with between 50,000 and 100,000 tons of capacity, with several more plants online in five years. The company expects 1 million tons of second-generation production to be online in the next five years, with China contributing a large part […]
In New York, a new study says development of biodiesel started late in China, serving as one of the industries vigorously supported by the government. China has released Renewable Energy Law and National Standard for Biodiesel (B5) Blend in 2005 and 2010, respectively. According to ResearchInChina, in 2013, China’s total capacity of biodiesel exceeded 3.7 […]
In China, the country’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has suspended import permits for US-produced DDGS, effective June 6, because it deems “too high a risk” the inclusion of MIR 162, a GMO corn variety China hasn’t approved. So far about 600,000 metric tons of US-produced DDGS has tested positive for MIR […]
In Massachusetts, driven by aggressive mandates, government support and cost advantages, China and India – the world’s two most populous countries – dominate Asia’s alternative fuels landscape, according to Lux Research. However, even strong growth will leave these nations short of their self-imposed targets. Ethanol is booming in China, thanks to the nation’s 10% blend […]
In Russia, biofuel producers see China is a potentially huge market for their production, especially thanks to low feedstock costs in more remote areas like Siberia or the Volga River areas but transportation challenges resulting from a lack of railroad options and political barriers remain obstacles to entering.
In Massachusetts, Lux Researcher’s newest report says China’s fast-growing demand for oil, and its continued dependency on sugar-based ethanol, is opening up opportunities for advanced ethanol technologies. More than 99.5% of China’s ethanol production — growing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.3% — is derived from conventional sugar fermentation routes by […]
In China, the local administration for Hong Kong estimates that 16,000 metric tons of used cooking oil is collected every year with about 11,000 tons being used for biodiesel production. The government and local recycling trade are working together to create a voluntary certification scheme for recyclers in an effort to create standards for the […]
Brazil, Russia, India and China — and throw in South Africa for a complete BRICSA set. The vaunted new economic engines for the 21st century — and, lately, home to a beehive of activity around drop-in, sustainable, aviation biofuels. What’s up, with whom, where, when and why? In the motion picture Casablanca, most of the […]
In China, China New Energy has received a contract to build another ethanol plant for Ubon Bio Ethanol in Thailand. The $16.6 million 100,000 metric ton per year facility should start development later this year and be online by 2016. The facility will use cassava as a feedstock, equal to Udon’s first plant that was […]