Tag: CHina

Researchers design proton-conducting protein for bioproducts

Researchers design proton-conducting protein for bioproducts

July 28, 2020 |

In China, an interdisciplinary team of scientists in China, the Netherlands, and Germany, rationally designed proton-conducting protein constituent materials that exceeded previously reported proteinaceous (consisting of or containing protein) systems. They developed the structures through stepwise exploration of peptide sequences from intrinsically disordered coils to protein-supercharged polypeptide chimeras. The new design paradigm offers potential for […]

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Construction of two hybrid LNG / LBG-powered biofuel tankers begins

Construction of two hybrid LNG / LBG-powered biofuel tankers begins

July 2, 2020 |

In China, the first steel cut for Terntank two LNG / LBG-powered biofuel tankers with hybrid battery systems took place at the China Merchants Jinling shipyard on June 30. This is a further development of Terntank AVIC series. The two vessels on 15,000 dwt have been ordered from CMJL, formerly AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding, under the […]

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Sinopec looking to boost biodiesel blending in Shanghai and beyond

Sinopec looking to boost biodiesel blending in Shanghai and beyond

June 11, 2020 |

In China, the China Daily newspaper reports Sinopec is betting on biodiesel and is looking at boosting the current 5% blending rate in Shanghai to 10%. Since its UCO biodiesel pilot program started in 2017, it has collected more than 30,000 metric tons of feedstock that would have otherwise likely ended up in sewers or […]

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Chinese and Belgian researchers propose yolk-like single cyanobacterium capsules

Chinese and Belgian researchers propose yolk-like single cyanobacterium capsules

June 8, 2020 |

In China, inspired by the yolk-shell structure of eggs and the structural ordering of cell surfaces in the evolution, researchers proposed highly stable single cyanobacterium capsules with an ordered yolk-shell structure of uniformly organized and tunable nanoporosity shaped by protein-assisted, hydrophilic colloidal silica packing. The void between the ordered nanoporous shell and cell is created […]

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Chinese DDGS imports plummet in April to just 84 tons

Chinese DDGS imports plummet in April to just 84 tons

May 27, 2020 |

In China, Platts reports that April imports of DDGS collapsed to almost nothing, just 84 metric tons, compared to the already modest 3,637 tons imported in March. The 98% drop from month-to-month was comparable to the 97% drop against April 2019 imports which were 3,033 tons. The value of the imports was just $63,210, one-tenth […]

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Rare shipments of US-origin ethanol readying to land in China

Rare shipments of US-origin ethanol readying to land in China

May 21, 2020 |

In China, Reuters reports that 9,000 metric tons of US-origin ethanol is set to arrive in Nanjing on Friday which is seen as the first shipment following the phase one agreement of the new China-US trade deal agreed in January. The ethanol was loaded at the Sohar Port in Oman in April, although it wasn’t […]

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China joins IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program

China joins IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program

April 23, 2020 |

In France, IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program said that the People’s Republic of China has joined the TCP, bringing the number of contracting parties to 26. Initially CNREC plans to join two IEA Bioenergy tasks: “Energy from Biogas” (Task 37) and “Climate and sustainability effects of bioenergy within the broader bioeconomy” (Task 45). According to […]

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Chinese researchers develop new process for producing electrochemicals from CO2

Chinese researchers develop new process for producing electrochemicals from CO2

April 15, 2020 |

In China, a research team from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) proposed a new strategy for improving the catalytic activity of transition metal catalysts for CO2 electrocatalytic reduction. The researchers found that directly coating the amino-functionalized carbon layer can effectively regulate the electronic structure […]

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U.S. corn sales to China show continued activity following Phase 1 trade deal

U.S. corn sales to China show continued activity following Phase 1 trade deal

April 5, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Grains Council reports that 756,000 metric tons (29.8 million bushels) of U.S. corn sold to China the week ending March 19, 2020, demonstrated follow through on commitments made in the U.S.-China Phase 1 agreement signed in January and provided much-needed positive demand news for U.S. farmers. The single sale brought total […]

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Indonesian palm oil exports to China plummet 57% in January

Indonesian palm oil exports to China plummet 57% in January

March 31, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post newspaper reports that the national palm oil association believes the main reason for major importing countries to hold off on their purchases in January was because they were waiting for the implementation of Indonesia’s B30 mandate and want to wait and see what happens. January exports to China were down […]

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