Tag: CHina

Chinese researchers demonstrate efficient jatropha biofuel production using nanotube catalyst

Chinese researchers demonstrate efficient jatropha biofuel production using nanotube catalyst

January 18, 2018 |

In China, recent research published in a report in Nano showed biofuels were obtained from jatropha oil using carbon nanotube (CNT) catalyst, which showed efficient cracking activity. The performance was activated by the high stability, metal sites, acid sites, electroconductivity, and coking tolerance of CNT. Two cracking circulations were found in the hydroprocessing. The sulphur-free […]

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Stricter 2018 Chinese rules could hurt U.S. soybean exports

Stricter 2018 Chinese rules could hurt U.S. soybean exports

December 31, 2017 |

In Illinois, half of U.S. soybeans exported to China this year would not meet Chinese rules for routine delivery in 2018, according to shipping data reviewed by Reuters. As of January 1st, more stringent quality rules by China could require additional processing of U.S. oilseeds at Chinese ports to remove impurities, leading to increased costs […]

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China to import 2.5 million tons of cassava for ethanol production

China to import 2.5 million tons of cassava for ethanol production

December 14, 2017 |

In Tanzania, China has signed an offtake agreement for 2.5 million metric tons of cassava that will later be imported for ethanol production. Although much of the focus on the 2020 10% ethanol-blending mandate has been on corn-based ethanol, cassava-based ethanol production has been growing in China and the wider Asian region. Already the country […]

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Chinese ethanol traders want to import but don’t know when E10 will begin

Chinese ethanol traders want to import but don’t know when E10 will begin

December 12, 2017 |

In China, Platts is reporting that although Beijing, Tiajing city and eight cities in Shandong province will be the first to roll out the E10 mandate, the government has yet to announce when the mandate must be implemented which has handicapped traders in their ability to take advantage of a current arbitrage window with the […]

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Analyst believes China will ramp up corn and ethanol imports well before 2020

Analyst believes China will ramp up corn and ethanol imports well before 2020

December 6, 2017 |

In Illinois, an analyst from Stewart-Peterson says that China will need to import an additional 1 billion bushels of corn in order to achieve its 2020 E10 blending mandate but even though the majority of that increased demand won’t come until 2019, already imports are increasing for both corn and ethanol. Much of those two […]

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US ethanol desperately looking for new homes abroad

US ethanol desperately looking for new homes abroad

November 29, 2017 |

In New York, US ethanol producers are looking for new markets to take the place of China and Brazil who had traditionally absorbed 40% or more of exports volume, with opportunities potentially arising in India and Mexico as well as Africa and Asia, but if they don’t pan out at the levels required then production […]

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Hainan Airways flies to Chicago on UCO blend as part of Sino-US cooperation

Hainan Airways flies to Chicago on UCO blend as part of Sino-US cooperation

November 21, 2017 |

In China, a Hainan Airways flight departed from Beijing en route to Chicago flying on a blend of waste cooking oil-based aviation biofuel produced by Sinopec as part of a international cooperation project between China and the US. The fuel is made at Sinopec’s Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Company in Ningbo, East China’s Zhejiang province […]

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China agrees to drop VAT on DDGS imports but no move made on anti-dumping tariffs

China agrees to drop VAT on DDGS imports but no move made on anti-dumping tariffs

November 9, 2017 |

In China, the government will remove an 11% value added tax on DDGS imports following meetings between the president and his US counterpart currently on an official visit to the country. The decision had been rumored within the market for the past few months and no date for when the tax will be removed has […]

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China’s SDIC to invest $452 million in new 600,000 tpy corn ethanol plant

China’s SDIC to invest $452 million in new 600,000 tpy corn ethanol plant

November 7, 2017 |

In China, the State Development & Investment Corporation plans to invest $452 million in a 600,000 metric ton per year ethanol facility in Heilongjiang that will consume 1.85 million metric tons of corn annually. The company plans to boost its ethanol production to 5 million tons in the next five years, doubling current national production, […]

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Clariant looking for licensing partners in China to tap 2G market

Clariant looking for licensing partners in China to tap 2G market

November 7, 2017 |

In China, Clariant is looking for local partners to license its sunliquid advanced biofuel technology in the country to help reach the E10 blending mandate set for 2020 with an eye on advanced biofuels for 2025. In addition, the government wants to see a 50,000 metric ton per year advanced biofuel demonstration facility set up, […]

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