Tag: South Korea

South Korean April ethanol imports up nearly 39% on year

South Korean April ethanol imports up nearly 39% on year

May 15, 2018 |

In South Korea, Platts reports that April ethanol imports reached 30,510 metric tons, up more than 5% from March and nearly 39% higher than last year. Australia was the lead origin for undenatured ethanol, accounting for 37% of the total volume at just under 5,000 tons, followed by Cambodia and Pakistan. For denatured ethanol, 83% […]

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South Korean March ethanol imports jump more than 52%

South Korean March ethanol imports jump more than 52%

April 12, 2018 |

In South Korea, Platts reports that ethanol imports reached 28,946 metric tons in March, more than 52% higher than March 2017 and more than 10% higher than February. With traders eyeing Brazilian B grade ethanol in hopes that growing supplies thanks to the start of the 2018/19 sugarcane crush will push down prices, in March […]

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South Korean ethanol imports jump 87% on year with big push from US

South Korean ethanol imports jump 87% on year with big push from US

March 14, 2018 |

In South Korea, Platts reports that ethanol imports soared to 26,255 metric tons in February, more than 87% higher on the year and 14% from January. More than 88% of the 19,200 tons of denatured ethanol came from the US. While undenatured imports fell more than 35% to 7,054 tons with more than half coming […]

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South Korean ethanol imports fell 32% in January

South Korean ethanol imports fell 32% in January

February 13, 2018 |

In South Korea, Customs Today reports that ethanol imports fell 32% in January to 23,018 metric tons from the month before, but even so, compared to January 2017 the volume was up 215%. Undenatured ethanol imports took a nearly 25% hit with 10,940 tons imported in January, nearly most of which came from Australia with […]

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South Korean ethanol imports up 39%

South Korean ethanol imports up 39%

January 14, 2018 |

In South Korea, ethanol imports increased 39% year on year to 261,584 mt in 2017, according to data released by Korea Customs Service. According to Platts, imports of denatured ethanol surged by 238% over the year to 117,782 mt in 2017. The U.S. remained the key import origin last year, accounting for 78% of total […]

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South Korean ethanol imports and exports soar in September

South Korean ethanol imports and exports soar in September

October 16, 2017 |

In South Korea, ethanol imports soared in September to 31,109 metric tons, up 36% from August. Of the 17,838 tons of denatured ethanol, 84% came from the US while the remainder came from South Africa and Pakistan. Most of the undenatured ethanol imports came from Australia, followed by Pakistan and Cambodia. Surprisingly, exports jumped nearly […]

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Algae bioplastics research advanced into biopreservatives

Algae bioplastics research advanced into biopreservatives

March 20, 2017 |

In South Korea, researchers are looking to take advances made in algae processing technology for the creation of bioplastics and apply them to biopreservatives in an attempt to reduce potential side effects from those currently used in cosmetics, food and personal care products. It is the use of enzymes in the process to produce bioplastics […]

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South Korea to invest $8.7 million in virtual currency that would pay people to poop for biofuels

South Korea to invest $8.7 million in virtual currency that would pay people to poop for biofuels

March 9, 2017 |

In South Korea, the government will invest $8.7 million to develop a virtual currency that pays people the equivalent of 43 cents every time they use the new waterless toilet developed by the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology that turns human waste directly into biogas. Hope is that by 2020, the value of […]

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Lamplighter Energy to export pellets to South Korea from Hawaii

Lamplighter Energy to export pellets to South Korea from Hawaii

January 26, 2017 |

In Hawaii, Lamplighter Energy will export enough pellets to South Korea’s Hanbo Energy Korea to power 320,000 homes as it looks to diversify markets since Hawaiian Electric hasn’t transitioned to enough biomass power to absorb the company’s production. HECO says it will increase its consumption over time as it works towards its 100% renewable goal […]

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South Korean researchers develop new way to produce biofuel from CO2

South Korean researchers develop new way to produce biofuel from CO2

November 24, 2016 |

In South Korea, researchers at UNIST uncovered new ways to make biofuel from carbon dioxide (CO2), the most troublesome greenhouse gas. In their paper published in the journal Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, the team presented direct CO2 conversion to liquid transportation fuels by reacting with renewable hydrogen (H2) generated by solar water splitting. The currently […]

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