Tag: CHina

Sinotec starts SAF production in Eastern China

Sinotec starts SAF production in Eastern China

June 28, 2022 |

In China, Reuters reports that Sinotec has produced its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel at its Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co refinery in Eastern China. The facility has the capacity to produce 100,000 metric tons of SAF annually from used cooking oil. The technology has been under development since 2009 and received a certificate […]

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Chinese researchers develop hybrid electro-biosystem

Chinese researchers develop hybrid electro-biosystem

May 25, 2022 |

In China, joint research team led by the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the University of Science and Technology of China has developed a hybrid electro-biosystem, coupling spatially separate CO2 electrolysis with yeast fermentation, which efficiently converted CO2 to […]

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Chinese researchers double microalga yields using blue lights

Chinese researchers double microalga yields using blue lights

April 12, 2022 |

In China, a research team the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has discovered a genetic sensor of blue light that regulates oil synthesis in an industrial microalga, and explored this discovery to double the microalgal productivity of oils.  They proposed a new technology called Blue-Light Induced Oil […]

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Tianan Biologic’s Enmat Y1000P PHBV certified OK Biodegradable Marine

Tianan Biologic’s Enmat Y1000P PHBV certified OK Biodegradable Marine

April 6, 2022 |

In China, Tianan Biologic’s Enmat Y1000P PHBV has been certified OK Biodegradable Marine by TÜV Austria. Coming two months after the OK Compost Home certification, by TÜV Austria as well, this news makes Y1000P PHBV a truly sustainable and biodegradable material solution. By extensively testing in seawater the certification ensures that the material is truly […]

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Chinese researchers develop copper, gold and silver catalyst for carbon capture and use

Chinese researchers develop copper, gold and silver catalyst for carbon capture and use

March 16, 2022 |

In China, chemists have developed a nano-scale structure that combines copper, gold and silver to work as a superior catalyst in a chemical reaction whose improved performance will be essential if carbon capture and utilization efforts are to succeed in helping to mitigate global warming.  One possible means of carbon-capture-and-utilization is via a chemical reaction […]

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Designer taps Planet of the Grapes for vineyard waste handbags

Designer taps Planet of the Grapes for vineyard waste handbags

March 7, 2022 |

In China, designer Meng Du has launched a line of handbags made from vineyard waste—specifically grape marc, which is made up of the skins, pulp, pips and stems left after grapes are pressed.   The textile is produced by France’s Planet of the Grapes. The process involves collecting marc from nearby vineyards, drying it using […]

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Chinese smartphone maker uses biobased polymer

Chinese smartphone maker uses biobased polymer

February 7, 2022 |

In China, a biobased polycarbonate copolymer produced by Saudi Arabia’s SABIC is being used in smartphones sold by emerging consumer electronics maker realme.  Dubbed Elcrin EXL 7414 PC, the material is over 50% biobased content from waste materials that do not compete with the food chain according to the mass balance approach. A preliminary SABIC […]

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Chinese researchers propose catalytic approach to produce biogas straight from biomass

Chinese researchers propose catalytic approach to produce biogas straight from biomass

January 27, 2022 |

In China, natural gas can be used as fuel for generating electricity, heating and powering transportation. It is also the raw material to manufacture hydrogen and ammonia. Currently, biogenic and thermogenic processes are the two widely accepted methods for natural gas production. Whereas high content of CO2 in gas products is inevitable during these processes, […]

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University of Science and Technology of China use catalyst for CO2-to-formate conversion

University of Science and Technology of China use catalyst for CO2-to-formate conversion

January 26, 2022 |

In China, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), and their collaborators, realized highly selective CO2-to-formate conversion via Pb1Cu catalyst. The study was published in Nature Nanotechnology. Converting CO2 into valuable chemicals and fuels with renewable electricity offers a sustainable way toward realizing carbon neutral goals. The reported HCOOH-selective electrocatalysts, such as Bi, Sn, In, […]

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China to keep DDGS anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties in place during year-long review

China to keep DDGS anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties in place during year-long review

January 11, 2022 |

In China, Reuters reports the country will review over the next year the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on US DDGS imports starting on January 12, but the tariffs will remain in place during the review period. Domestic DDGS producers are facing tight margins due to high corn prices, and an influx of cheaper DDGS from […]

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