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.
In California, OriginOil will launch a subsidiary in Hong Kong and grant it a master license for business in China. In turn, the subsidiary is expected to license regional joint ventures for frack and waste water treatment. A research and a manufacturing center are also planned. The company is prospectively looking at developing a relationship […]
In the UK, 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. In 2013, China´s total capacity of biodiesel exceeded 3.7 million t/a, output attained 1-1.2 million t/a, […]
In Switzerland, Syngenta has announced that it has received the safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera trait (event MIR162) from China’s regulatory authorities, formally granting import approval. The approval covers corn grain and processing byproducts, such as dried distillers grains, for food and feed use.
In China, the Kunming Intermediate People’s Court has ruled in favor of Yingding Biofuel Technology Co in a monopoly suit against Sinopec, where the company claimed the national oil company was blocking penetration of its fuel into the market. Even though the company only produces 15,000 tons of biodiesel annually, it says its fuel can […]
In Washington, China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang has committed to USDA Secretary Vilsack that China’s ban on U.S. DDGs containing the MIR 162 trait will be dropped. Tom Buise, CEO of Growth Energy, responded positively to the tentative event, saying “China has been the largest market for U.S. DDGs and with the restriction removed, we […]
In New York state, Transparency Market Research added the “China Biofuels Market” report to its database. The research report provides insights into the global and China biofuels market with detailed overview and statistical data. The growing demand for alternative fuel has motivated the Asia-Pacific biofuels market. China and India in this region are emerging as […]