Tag: CHina

China looking at 4% ethanol blending “in the long term”

China looking at 4% ethanol blending “in the long term”

September 30, 2020 |

In China, the US Grains Council told Platts it expects Chinese ethanol blending to reach 4% blending “in the long term”, which is a major turnaround from its 2017 announcement that it would reach 10% blending by 2020. Though the Chinese government gave no explanation for suspending the plan earlier this year, the expectation is […]

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China pushing forward with ethanol but E10 unclear

China pushing forward with ethanol but E10 unclear

September 29, 2020 |

In China, Agence France Presse reports that the country to move forward with its ethanol expansion plans for 2020 with an eye towards promoting large-scale cellulosic ethanol production using straw and forestry waste but no mention was made of the E10 mandate originally planned and later put on hold. Huge corn harvests back-to-back have left […]

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Chinese researchers discover mycovirus can help rapeseed plants

Chinese researchers discover mycovirus can help rapeseed plants

September 29, 2020 |

In China, researchers have discovered that a fungal virus (also called a mycovirus) can convert deadly fungal pathogens into beneficial fungus in rapeseed plants. Once transformed, the fungus boosts the plant’s immune system, making the plant healthier and more resistant to diseases. These findings, published on September 29 in the journal Molecular Plant, indicate that […]

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Chinese researchers boost algae photosynthesis by up to 110%

Chinese researchers boost algae photosynthesis by up to 110%

September 1, 2020 |

In China, by using a conjugated polymer, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences were about to increase the speed of photosynthesis in algae which could help to reignite interest in it as a biofuel feedstock. Using a synthetic light-harvesting polymer, researchers used an electrostatic process that forced up to 110% increase in growth. Higher […]

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Clariant and Chemtex team on developing sunliquid in China

Clariant and Chemtex team on developing sunliquid in China

August 18, 2020 |

In China, Clariant’s Business Line Biofuels and Derivatives announced on August 15 during a joint presentation at the 7th Asia-Pacific Biomass Utilization Summit in Guangzhou that a strategic partnership has been formed with Chemtex Global Corporation for the realization of second-generation biofuel projects. Under the partnership, the two parties will collaborate to market and sell […]

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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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