Tag: CHina

Climate Bonds Initiative, IISD launch China 2016 Roadmap reports

Climate Bonds Initiative, IISD launch China 2016 Roadmap reports

May 1, 2016 |

In China, Climate Bonds Initiative and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) have launched the first three of the China Roadmap 2016 reports at the Green Finance Committee annual conference in Beijing. The three roadmap reports launched in Beijing were: Green Bond Guidelines for the Next Stage of Market Growth: Sets directions for the […]

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China’s March ethanol imports more than double while Q1 up more than 25x

China’s March ethanol imports more than double while Q1 up more than 25x

April 25, 2016 |

In China, ethanol imports jumped again in March more than doubling their February figure to 99,661 cu m thanks to a boost in trade from the US. Nearly all of the volume was denatured and came from the US with small bits from Japan, Europe and South Korea sprinkled in. Imports during Q1 are more […]

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C-Sharp: Spring’s 3 hottest markets start with C

C-Sharp: Spring’s 3 hottest markets start with C

April 25, 2016 |

California and the green premium One of the biggest myths running is that there is no green premium, which is to say that customers will not pay a cent more for a cleaner fuel than a dirty one, given the choice. Though there is, many contend, a green preference — at the same price, customers […]

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Growth Energy and other delegates to present in Taiwan on benefits of ethanol

Growth Energy and other delegates to present in Taiwan on benefits of ethanol

April 18, 2016 |

In China, executives from Growth Energy, Green Plains, and POET will travel to Chinese Taipei to join the US delegation participating in Ethanol Trade Development as part of APEC’s Renewable Fuel Strategy. The delegates will present papers on the benefits of ethanol, and will present case studies concerning their successes, challenges, and potential for increased […]

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Chinese technology blamed for part of the failure of Vietnam’s ethanol industry

Chinese technology blamed for part of the failure of Vietnam’s ethanol industry

April 13, 2016 |

In Vietnam, the use of Chinese technology for cassava-based ethanol plants is part of the blame some are putting on the failure of the country’s facilities, with four of seven using 100% of technology while the others use some Chinese components even fi the main technology is American or Danish. At least two of the […]

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February ethanol exports down 20% as China pulls back from the market

February ethanol exports down 20% as China pulls back from the market

April 6, 2016 |

In New York state, ethanol exports fell more than 20% in February to 67 million gallons as China pulled back from the market, importing only half of that volume which represents just 30% of its January imports. Brazil’s imports tripled over January’s—though less than in January 2015—but it wasn’t enough to temper concerns in the […]

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Ethanol and DDGS trade flows into China to change dramatically with policy shift

Ethanol and DDGS trade flows into China to change dramatically with policy shift

April 5, 2016 |

In China, the government has decided to end its decade-long corn stockpiling program that has seen stocks grow to around 250 million metric tons, a move that will allow domestic corn prices to fall in line with international prices—currently at a 50% premium to the global market—and will lead to a significant shift in ethanol […]

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Synthesis Energy Systems announces Chinese gasification partnership

Synthesis Energy Systems announces Chinese gasification partnership

March 28, 2016 |

In Texas, Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SES) announced a strategic Joint Project Development and Investment Agreement with China Environment State Investment Co., Ltd (CESI). CESI is a state-owned enterprise established in Beijing under the China Ministry of Environmental Protection that is charged with, and funded to, develop and invest in the energy conservation and environmental […]

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MIT researchers make waste gas-to-liquid fuel technology breakthrough

MIT researchers make waste gas-to-liquid fuel technology breakthrough

March 7, 2016 |

In China, researchers from MIT looked at gaseous substrates that could be made available at low cost and sufficiently large scale for industrial fuel production using a new bioconversion scheme that effectively converts syngas, generated from gasification of coal, natural gas, or biomass, into lipids that can be used for biodiesel production. The integrated conversion […]

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China’s future as an ethanol importer remains cloudy

China’s future as an ethanol importer remains cloudy

February 29, 2016 |

In China, the country’s future role as a major import market remains a quandary with experts divided over the issue. The US Grains Council estimates China will consume as much as 12 million metric tons of ethanol annually in 2022, compared to just 600 million gallons in 2012 but COFCO says demand will only be […]

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