Tag: CHina

Chinese catalyst use to galvanize biodiesel production at home

Chinese catalyst use to galvanize biodiesel production at home

May 13, 2015 |

In China, new class of solid catalyst is developed by precise surface chemistry engineering to catalyze the biodiesel production. With excellent adaptability to low grade unrefined feedstock like waste cooking oil, the catalyst can provide complete solution to the waste water problem. In addition, it operates at a significant lower temperature and pressure as compared with […]

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China’s shift toward alternative fuels may open a 483 billion gallon gap

China’s shift toward alternative fuels may open a 483 billion gallon gap

April 20, 2015 |

In China, the country’s strategic shift toward alternative fuels to cut its reliance on foreign oil is creating huge opportunities in natural gas vehicles and in the conversion of coal to ethanol, according to a report from Lux Research. The Asian giant bids to reduce foreign oil imports from the current 50% of domestic demand, […]

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Hainan Airlines flight powered by 50% biofuel between Shanghai and Beijing

Hainan Airlines flight powered by 50% biofuel between Shanghai and Beijing

March 23, 2015 |

In China, Boeing, Hainan Airlines and Sinopec over the weekend celebrated China’s first passenger flight with sustainable aviation biofuel, a key environmental milestone for China’s commercial aviation industry. The regularly scheduled Hainan Airlines flight – which carried more than 100 passengers from Shanghai to Beijing in a Next-Generation 737-800 – used biofuel made by Sinopec from […]

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China’s biodiesel consumption could soar if only oil majors would play along

China’s biodiesel consumption could soar if only oil majors would play along

March 16, 2015 |

In China, if the oil majors blended biodiesel as they may be mandated to by the government, domestic demand would grow to 8 million metric tons, up from the 1 million tons currently consumed. Sinopec has said it doesn’t want to foot the bill for investing in required tanks and infrastructure to support biodiesel blending. […]

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BlueFire’s Fulton project receives endorsement from China Three Gorges

BlueFire’s Fulton project receives endorsement from China Three Gorges

February 16, 2015 |

In California, BlueFire Renewables has received a good endorsement from China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) Executive Vice President Lin Chuxue for its Fulton project. “BlueFire’s Fulton project is a renewable energy project of great commercial value, which can be duplicated many times over elsewhere,” said Lin Chuxue. The endorsement was given at the US-China Joint […]

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China’s new biodiesel plan wants foreign investment

China’s new biodiesel plan wants foreign investment

February 11, 2015 |

In China, the country’s energy administration has released an industry development plan for the biodiesel sector including the promotion of foreign direct investment in production through M&A and restructuring of domestic companies. The new policy also includes stricter environmental protections regulating biodiesel production.

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China enters sorghum market, demand reaches all-time highs

China enters sorghum market, demand reaches all-time highs

February 1, 2015 |

According to Sorghum Checkoff, domestic and international sorghum demand are reaching all-time highs. The explosion is largely attributed to China’s entrance into the sorghum market. Four months into the marketing year, exports of US grain sorghum have already surpassed last year’s total. Florentino Lopez, executive director of Sorghum Checkoff, said demand today exceeds supply, and […]

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USDA sees China’s biofuel production well below Five Year Plan goals

USDA sees China’s biofuel production well below Five Year Plan goals

January 27, 2015 |

In China, the USDA attaché says biodiesel production rose 5% on the year in 2014 to 1.13 billion liters with production expected to reach 1.19 billion liters in 2015. That’s slower growth than the 18% rise seen between 2012 and 2013. Ethanol production was up 6% in 2014 at 2.8 billion liters. China’s 12th Five Year […]

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Shanghai to roll out 1,000 biodiesel buses after successful trial

Shanghai to roll out 1,000 biodiesel buses after successful trial

January 14, 2015 |

In China, the year-long trial of 104 buses running on a biodiesel blend in Shanghai has been deemed a success and will be rolled out further to 1,000 buses this year. The 104 buses ran a total of 2.3 million kilometers. Using biodiesel in buses provides an alternative market for used cooking oil rather than […]

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Algae.Tec signs with China Finance Strategies to introduce tech to greater China region

Algae.Tec signs with China Finance Strategies to introduce tech to greater China region

January 12, 2015 |

In China, Algae.Tec has made an agreement with China Finance Strategies Investment Holdings Ltd (“CFS”) under which Algae.Tec will issue an initial US$0.5m convertible bond and, subject to the achievement of certain milestones, will issue US$5m conditional options to CFS, and CFS will introduce Algae.Tec’s technology into the greater China region. Algae.Tec Managing Director Mr. […]

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