Tag: CHina

China biodiesel demand to double by 2017: report

In China, a new report from ResearchinChina says biodiesel consumption in China is expected to double by 2017 from 2013 levels, to as much as 2.,5 million tons per year or higher. The report authors said that in 2013, China’s total capacity of biodiesel exceeded 3.7 million tons per year, but output attained 1-1.2 million […]

September 1, 2014 More

Pan Caribbean Sugar turns to bagasse, energy self-sufficient within 3 years

In China, Pan Caribbean Sugar Company has announced that the company will be moving to convert bagasse into energy to make the company self-sufficient. Dr. Huaixiang (Harry) Wu, CEO of Pan Caribbean, projected that making use of the process after the sugar season, the company’s 10-megawatt generator could be used to develop bagasse into fuel […]

August 27, 2014 More

Cathay Pacific invests in Fulcrum Bioenergy and signs 10-year offtake agreement

In China, Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it is the first airline investor in Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., a US-based sustainable biofuel developer, as part of the airline’s biofuel strategy and to help it achieve a target of carbon-neutral growth from 2020. The airline has made a strategic equity investment in Fulcrum, which is a world […]

August 7, 2014 More

Scania delivers ED95 bus in China with up to 150 more seen this year

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.  

July 16, 2014 More

Novozymes sees China building second-gen plant in next two years

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 […]

July 7, 2014 More

New study shows Chinese biodiesel production at less than half capacity

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 […]

June 30, 2014 More

China suspends all imports of US-produced DDGS

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 […]

June 9, 2014 More

China and India seen dominating Asian biofuels landscape

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 […]

June 4, 2014 More

Russia sees Chinese as major biofuel export market

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.

April 30, 2014 More

Chinese biofuel market opening up for advanced ethanol technologies

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 […]

April 8, 2014 More