In Maine, the Board of Selectmen for the township of China are looking at supporting the Fiberight waste-to-energy project planned for Hampden, Maine, when their trash contract with Penobscot Energy Recovery Company expires in 2018. The town said that the Municipal Review Committee, which coordinates activities between 187 towns that send trash to the PERC […]
In China, June ethanol imports soared to 20,643 cu meters from just 100 cu meters a year ago, led by exports from the US and Pakistan. Pakistan led the export push with 15,507 cu m of undenatured ethanol thanks to a duty-free trade agreement it has with China. Fuel-grade ethanol is on its way to […]
The 10 Biggest Advanced Bioeconomy stories of the year we reported from the world’s second-biggest economic region. 1. DuPont, New Tianlong Industry Co. ink Cellulosic Ethanol pact; China’s first Advanced Renewable Fuel Project on the way In July 2015, DuPont and Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry Co. announced a licensing agreement to begin the development […]
In Washington, DDGS exports to China have finally recovered, hitting a record high at 74% of total exports in May with 864,777 metric tons out of a total 1,171,916 metric tons. Ethanol exports reached 64.4 million gallons, down 14% from April. May marked the 22nd straight month the US was a net ethanol exporter.
In China, new class of solid catalyst is developed by precise surface chemistry engineering to catalyze the biodiesel production. With excellent adaptability to low grade unrefined feedstock like waste cooking oil, the catalyst can provide complete solution to the waste water problem. In addition, it operates at a significant lower temperature and pressure as compared with […]
In China, the country’s strategic shift toward alternative fuels to cut its reliance on foreign oil is creating huge opportunities in natural gas vehicles and in the conversion of coal to ethanol, according to a report from Lux Research. The Asian giant bids to reduce foreign oil imports from the current 50% of domestic demand, […]
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.