Tag: CHina

China refuses to drop anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on US-origin DDGS

China refuses to drop anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on US-origin DDGS

June 19, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that despite an upcoming meeting between US and Chinese leaders next week and an investigation into anti-dumping tariffs on US-origin DDGS that concluded in April, the country has decided not to drop the tariffs because it fears that lowering the tariffs would encourage an untenable influx of DDGS that could damage […]

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Chinese biodiesel imports soar in April but so do exports

Chinese biodiesel imports soar in April but so do exports

June 13, 2019 |

In China, OilPrice.com reports that biodiesel imports jumped a whopping 194.2% in April to 38,669 metric tons thanks to a tight market. Indonesia supplied 34,455.39 tons while 4,010 tons came from Hong Kong. In spite of increased import demand in part due to lower run rates for domestic producers, China exported 68,555 tons of biodiesel. […]

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Chinese scientists develop one-pot cellulosic ethanol process

Chinese scientists develop one-pot cellulosic ethanol process

June 12, 2019 |

In China, scientists at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a chemocatalytic approach to convert cellulose into ethanol in a one-pot process by using a multifunctional Mo/Pt/WOx catalyst. This approach opens up an alternative avenue for biofuel production. The findings were published in Joule. Prof. Wang […]

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Malaysia barters 200,000 tons-worth of palm oil with China for equipment and services

Malaysia barters 200,000 tons-worth of palm oil with China for equipment and services

June 4, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Star newspaper reports that a barter deal for 200,000 metric tons of palm oil has been agreed with China as part of the attempts to strengthen trade between the two countries. Construction services, civilian and defense equipment as well as unspecified natural resources products will be supplied to Malaysia by China in […]

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China and Malaysia team on B10 and B20 garbage truck trials

China and Malaysia team on B10 and B20 garbage truck trials

June 3, 2019 |

In China, Malaysia’s Star newspaper reports that Tsinghua University, Beijing TUS-Deqing Bioenergy and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board have teamed to trial Malaysian palm oil-based biodiesel in 180 garbage trucks in Zhaoqing, southern Guangdong province, to test the B10 and B20 compatibility with the city’s sanitation fleet. The 20-month trial will include 12 months of […]

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Yum China Holdings first to get ISCC certification for UCO biodiesel

Yum China Holdings first to get ISCC certification for UCO biodiesel

May 16, 2019 |

In China, Yum China Holdings, Inc. announced on May 13, 2019 that it is the first restaurant company in China to get the ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) certification for its used cooking oil that will be converted into sustainable biodiesel following a successful pilot project in Chengdu. Yum China launched its first biodiesel […]

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More than 2,000 Shanghai city buses to run on B5 from Tuesday

More than 2,000 Shanghai city buses to run on B5 from Tuesday

May 13, 2019 |

In China, local news reports that as of Tuesday Shanghai’s biodiesel bus program will kick off with 2,000 city buses running on B5 sourced from used cooking oil. The city alone produces 30,000 metric tons per year of UCO so the city is trying to promote diversion of the overused UCO known as gutter oil […]

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China slaps 25% import tariff on US biodiesel even though it doesn’t import much

China slaps 25% import tariff on US biodiesel even though it doesn’t import much

May 13, 2019 |

In China, Bloomberg reports that additional tariffs on US biodiesel imports are among the latest retaliation measures in the ongoing US-China trade war. Even though China imports very little biodiesel from the US, it will still increase the tariff to 25% from the current 10%. China also lobbed a 25% import duty on US-origin soybeans […]

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Chinese imports remains at a trickle during March as US-China trade war continues

Chinese imports remains at a trickle during March as US-China trade war continues

April 30, 2019 |

In China, Platts reports that ethanol imports during March were only 4% of that imported in March 2018 at just 7,389 cu m, compared to 76,468 cu m the year prior. The trade war between the US and China broke out in April 2018 which brought imports of US-origin ethanol to a screeching halt. Even […]

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Ethanol demand, production, expansion and feedstock mismatched in China

Ethanol demand, production, expansion and feedstock mismatched in China

April 29, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that USDA attaché says that despite the country’s massive corn stocks representing more than 50% of the world’s corn and its push to absorb millions of tons of spoiled corn through ethanol production as it heads towards 10% ethanol blending in 2020, production capacity expansion has outpaced demand. Ethanol demand for […]

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