Tag: Taiwan

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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UCO biodiesel may find market in Taiwan for heating oil

UCO biodiesel may find market in Taiwan for heating oil

December 29, 2014 |

In Taiwan, the end of the country’s B5 policy has led local producers using waste cooking oil as feedstock to look to other markets, but find exporting uncompetitive because neighboring South Korea has better trade deals with import markets such as the EU. The opportunity exists for a growing marketing to include up to 10% […]

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Taiwan cancels biogas-from-food waste project due to lack of technology

Taiwan cancels biogas-from-food waste project due to lack of technology

September 22, 2014 |

In Taiwan, the country’s Environmental Protection Agency has frozen plans to produce biogas from 600 tons of food waste collected daily in Taipei and New Taipei because the domestic industry does not have the capacity to overcome technical challenges. The government will now seek international expertise to determine how to move forward with the plan. […]

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Taiwan phases out B2 mandate over microbe challenges

Taiwan phases out B2 mandate over microbe challenges

May 5, 2014 |

In Taiwan, the country will phase out its B2 mandate over the next three months after the policy failed. The low sulfur level in diesel fuels mixed with the country’s humid weather led to microbes clogging fuel tanks. In October 2013 alone, 100 motorists complained about the clogged fuel tanks. The 2% biodiesel content was […]

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NCKU transnational research team converts waste cooking oils to biodiesel

NCKU transnational research team converts waste cooking oils to biodiesel

October 31, 2013 |

In Taiwan, Prof. (Emeritus) Aharon Gedanken from the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, who is currently a visiting chair professor at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, has developed a microwave-based process that transforms waste cooking oils into biodiesel in 10 seconds. The technology underlying the study is now in the process […]

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China Steel, LCY Chemical form JV to commercialize LanzaTech advanced biofuels technology

China Steel, LCY Chemical form JV to commercialize LanzaTech advanced biofuels technology

November 9, 2012 |

In Taiwan, China Steel and LCY Chemical Corp formed a joint venture, White Biotech, to utilize LanzaTech’s technology in Taiwan to begin production of ethanol and potentially other molecules using steel mill waste gases. The companies made an initial $5.14 million investment in the JV and formed the Green Energy Alliance with LanzaTech, around the […]

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Taiwan looks to ethanol blending following successful ethanol production

Taiwan looks to ethanol blending following successful ethanol production

October 8, 2012 |

In Taiwan, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research has released a report on the benefits of ethanol blending in Tainan. Just last year, the country began producing ethanol from agricultural waste products, and has been exploring the possibility of introducing a blending mandate with 95E3 ethanol, a blend of 3% ethanol. “Tainan has a vigorous […]

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Who's in the lead? Algae around the world

Who's in the lead? Algae around the world

January 12, 2012 |

Who’s in front in the development of algal-based fuels and biomaterials? India, China, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Israel, the EU, or the US. The NAABB’s globe-trotting chief parses it out. In New Mexico, Dr. Jose Olivares is head of the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB), a consortium funded by the Department of Energy […]

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Who’s in the lead? Algae around the world

Who’s in the lead? Algae around the world

January 12, 2012 |

Who’s in front in the development of algal-based fuels and biomaterials? India, China, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Israel, the EU, or the US. The NAABB’s globe-trotting chief parses it out. In New Mexico, Dr. Jose Olivares is head of the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB), a consortium funded by the Department of Energy […]

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Seaweed: A New Wave of Investment in Macro-Algae

Seaweed: A New Wave of Investment in Macro-Algae

[ 0 ] October 4, 2010 |

Macro-algae attracts greater investment for sugar-based Advanced Biofuels, Drop-In Fuels and Chemicals by Will Thurmond, Market Trends Columnist, Biofuels Digest An emerging rise in investment in from petrochemical majors and governments in Asia, Europe and the Americas aims at extracting sugars from seaweed for ethanol, advanced biofuels, drop-in fuels, biochemicals and biopolymers. For more than […]

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