Tag: Taiwan

Taiwan phases out B2 mandate over microbe challenges

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 […]

May 5, 2014 More

NCKU transnational research team converts waste cooking oils to biodiesel

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 […]

October 31, 2013 More

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

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 […]

November 9, 2012 More

Taiwan looks to ethanol blending following successful ethanol production

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 […]

October 8, 2012 More

Who's in the lead? Algae around the world

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 […]

January 12, 2012 More

Who’s in the lead? Algae around the world

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 […]

January 12, 2012 More

Seaweed: A New Wave of Investment in Macro-Algae

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 […]

October 4, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute debuts algae-to-biodiesel technology

In Taiwan, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) debuted its technology for processing microalgae into biodiesel, and reported that it had invented multi-layer filters that boosted the concentration of algae in seawater to between 120 and 150 grams per liter. The research team said that the production costs were higher than the point of commercial […]

October 4, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Taiwan to help Pacific states plant Jatropha trees

In Honiara, Solomon Islands, Tao Wen-lung, secretary-general of Taiwan’s  International Cooperation and Development Fund, has suggested that the country’s  South Pacific allies plant Jatropha trees to help solve energy shortages. Most of the allied nations currently depend on foreign aid for energy. Taiwan has long aided its allies in the fields of medicine and agriculture, […]

June 2, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Taiwan doubles biodiesel mandate to B2

In Taiwan, Trading Markets is reporting that the Ministry of Economic Affairs has ordered the doubling of the biodiesel mandate for 2010 to B2, which will boost biodiesel demand for the island to 23 Mgy (100 million liters). According to the China Post, projects initiated in Taiwan since 2007 have built up 55 million liters […]

April 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More