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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
World clean energy investment in 2014 rose 16% in 2014 to $310 billion, with offshore wind in Europe and solar in China and the US as the main drivers. This marks the first year since 2010-2011 that investment actually rose. Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s annual data highlights China as the strongest performance by far, and […]
In China, research published in Biotechnology for Biofuels has shown a new production process that produces ethanol and lactic acid at the same time, which not only reduces the ethanol production cost but also provides a valuable byproduct. Raw poplar wood was the feedstock used in the research.