Tag: Hong Kong

Hong Kong biodiesel producer fined for discharging wastewater into sewer

Hong Kong biodiesel producer fined for discharging wastewater into sewer

January 22, 2018 |

In Hong Kong, ASB Biodiesel was fined $15,000 for discharging wastewater last June into the community sewer that hadn’t been treated sufficiently to allow for disposal, the third time it has happened in three years. When local officials tested the wastewater discharged, all of the major water quality indicators including FOG, BOD, COD and others […]

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Hong Kong biodiesel companies to use spilled palm oil as feedstock

Hong Kong biodiesel companies to use spilled palm oil as feedstock

August 16, 2017 |

In Hong Kong, the 211 tons of palm oil that spilled last week when two ships collided and washed up on the beach will be collected and turned into biodiesel. Two biodiesel companies were approached and at least one of them has taken up the request. It said most of the profits from biodiesel produced […]

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Hong Kong researchers cut 2G ethanol production costs by inhibiting tricin production in rice

Hong Kong researchers cut 2G ethanol production costs by inhibiting tricin production in rice

May 4, 2017 |

In Hong Kong, researchers from Hong Kong University and Kyoto University have determined that by inhibiting tricin production in the rice plant, energy production can increase by 37%. Researchers think the genetic engineering will eventually take over for the costly chemical process of producing glucose for ethanol production from cellulosic material such as rice straw. […]

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Cathay Pacific to fly on 50% biojet from US to Hong Kong by 2018

Cathay Pacific to fly on 50% biojet from US to Hong Kong by 2018

January 31, 2017 |

In Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific aims for its flights from the US to Hong Kong to run on a 50% biojet mix by 2018 in an attempt to reduce GHG emissions by 80%. Following an agreement signed with the airline in 2014, Fulcrum Bioenergy will supply the aviation biofuel produced from municipal solid waste to […]

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Special China Report: 10 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Stories in China and Taiwan

Special China Report: 10 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Stories in China and Taiwan

July 16, 2015 |

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 […]

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OriginOil to launch Hong Kong subsidiary for China business

OriginOil to launch Hong Kong subsidiary for China business

December 29, 2014 |

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 […]

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Shell first to offer B5 in Hong Kong

Shell first to offer B5 in Hong Kong

December 1, 2014 |

In Hong Kong, Shell is the first oil major to launch B5 retail sales in the city, but it is only available for commercial customers and won’t be available at its retail gas stations. The company claims uncertain demand and lack of storage capacity has limited its retail exposure to biodiesel at the moment.  

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Hong Kong’s biodiesel industry wants tighter regulations for waste cooking oil

Hong Kong’s biodiesel industry wants tighter regulations for waste cooking oil

October 20, 2014 |

In Hong Kong, the biodiesel industry is calling for tighter regulations on used cooking oil to keep unscrupulous traders out of the market instead of pushing up prices—pegging used cooking oil with fresh cooking oil—filtering it and putting it back into the human consumption market. That oil would then fall to prices where recycling into […]

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Hong Kong commissions study to boost biodiesel use

Hong Kong commissions study to boost biodiesel use

July 21, 2014 |

In Hong Kong, the government is commissioning a cost-benefit study looking at expanding the use of biodiesel, including a potential mandate. The study will also look at ways to ensure the biodiesel supplied is sustainable. The study should be completed during the second quarter of 2015 while a potential mandate as seen as still years […]

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Hong Kong biodiesel producer gets ISCC certification for EU exports

Hong Kong biodiesel producer gets ISCC certification for EU exports

June 10, 2014 |

In Hong Kong, TÜV Rheinland Greater China issued its first International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) certificate to one of the largest bio-diesel suppliers and producers in Asia, ASB Bio-Diesel Hong Kong Ltd. The audit was conducted and completed in mid-May. According to the European Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) (RED), since 2011, biomass for use […]

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