Tag: CHina

Towngas to produce SAF from HVO for Hong Kong market

Towngas to produce SAF from HVO for Hong Kong market

October 6, 2021 |

In China, the South China Morning Post newspaper reports that Hong Kong and China Gas (Towngas) will begin producing 50,000 metric tons per year of sustainable aviation fuel from HVO in hopes that Cathay Pacific and other airlines operating out of Hong Kong International Airport will use the fuel. Cathay, which committed to 10% SAF […]

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China unofficially drops E10 blending mandate

China unofficially drops E10 blending mandate

October 4, 2021 |

In China, Western Producer magazine reports that according to USDA Foreign Agriculture Service analysis, China has effectively dropped its E10 blending mandate and will only achieve 2.1% in 2021. The country announced in 2017 it would achieve 10% by 2020 with the market expecting much of that volume to come from US imports until the […]

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Chinese scientists develop new route for artificial starch synthesis from CO2

Chinese scientists develop new route for artificial starch synthesis from CO2

September 28, 2021 |

In China, scientists recently reported a de novo route for artificial starch synthesis from carbon dioxide (CO2) for the first time. Relevant results were published in Science on Sept. 24. The new route makes it possible to shift the mode of starch production from traditional agricultural planting to industrial manufacturing, and opens up a new […]

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China’s ethanol blend rate won’t meet E10 mandate

China’s ethanol blend rate won’t meet E10 mandate

September 26, 2021 |

In China, wavering and uncertain polices and prices continue to limit fuel ethanol consumption in China, according to a recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. The blend rate in 2021 is forecast at 2.1 percent, while China declared in 2017 that it was moving to a nationwide E10 ethanol […]

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Sinopec to invest $4.6B in major hydrogen roll out through 2025

Sinopec to invest $4.6B in major hydrogen roll out through 2025

September 1, 2021 |

In China, the South China Morning Post reports that Sinopec has announced a five-year, $4.6 billion plan to roll out hydrogen fueling infrastructure throughout the country as part of China’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2060 but with hopes of beating the goal by a decade. The investment includes 1,000 hydrogen fueling stations with […]

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Chinese researchers develop algae pretreatment doubling biogas production

Chinese researchers develop algae pretreatment doubling biogas production

June 30, 2021 |

In China, for more than 60 years, algae have been studied as a potential feedstock for biofuel production, but the cellulose in their cell wall makes it hard to access the critical molecules inside and convert them to biogas.  In the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, an international research team reports their success in […]

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Chinese researchers find waste paper could be efficiently used for enzyme production

Chinese researchers find waste paper could be efficiently used for enzyme production

June 16, 2021 |

In China, researchers at the Institute of Modern Physics (IMP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have recently found that waste paper could be efficiently used for enzyme production by Trichoderma longiflorum. The study was published in Journal of Cleaner Production.  Waste paper, a recyclable waste resource, has high potential for industry due to […]

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China’s Xtep has big plans for PLA in clothing

China’s Xtep has big plans for PLA in clothing

June 7, 2021 |

In China, sporting goods brand Xtep has introduced t-shirts made from polylactic acid in an effort to cut down on the massive environmental footprint of textile and clothing manufacturing.  The clothes were made from PLA fiber produced from corn, straw and other starchy crops. The company also produces a PLA windbreaker, adding that it successfully […]

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Chinese researchers find way to create green, inexpensive and efficient bifunctional electrocatalysts

Chinese researchers find way to create green, inexpensive and efficient bifunctional electrocatalysts

May 26, 2021 |

In China, environmentally friendly energy-conversion technologies, such as fuel cells and water-splitting systems, have attracted considerable attention. However, application of these electrochemical devices is hindered due to the high energy barrier of oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER).  Single-atom catalysts (SACs) are the most promising candidates for ORR and HER catalysis. However, […]

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries delivers furnaces for Chinese waste-to-energy project

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries delivers furnaces for Chinese waste-to-energy project

April 28, 2021 |

In China, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. (MHIEC), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has delivered two state-of-the-art stoker furnaces for a large-scale waste-to-energy (WtE) plant in Xiaogan, Hubei Province, China. This facility has capacity to process approximately 1,500 tonnes of waste per day, along with the capability to […]

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