Tag: CHina

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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Chinese researchers find red and blue LEDs can boost microalga growth and yields

Chinese researchers find red and blue LEDs can boost microalga growth and yields

March 30, 2021 |

In China, in their paper, published in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Yangzhou University researchers in China show how a combination of monochromatic red and blue LED illumination on one type of microalga can enhance its growth and increase the biosynthesis of critical components, such as lipids, for microalgae feedstock development. The researchers […]

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Volvo’s Daqing factory running to run on 83% biomass power

Volvo’s Daqing factory running to run on 83% biomass power

March 29, 2021 |

In China, Volvo Cars’ manufacturing plant in Daqing, China is now powered by 100 per cent climate neutral electricity and follows in the footsteps of the company’s other large Chinese manufacturing plant in Chengdu, which reached the same milestone last year. Going forward, the Daqing plant in Heilongjiang province will be powered by electricity generated […]

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Shanghai achieves 100% B5 use in municipal buses

Shanghai achieves 100% B5 use in municipal buses

March 18, 2021 |

In China, People’s Daily Online reports the city of Shanghai’s municipal bus fleet moved to 100% B5 at the end of 2020, helping to get gutter oil out of the food supply chain and into clean fuel. Trials with B5 first began in 2013 and transition to B5 amongst the fleet began in earnest in […]

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China eases E10 mandate due to lack of affordable feedstock

China eases E10 mandate due to lack of affordable feedstock

March 18, 2021 |

In China, ICIS reports that the closely watched E10 policy has been eased due to the lack of available feedstock at low prices. The country’s ethanol push is founded on using up excess old corn that is no longer fit for human consumption, but those supplies are shrinking. Only 15 of 31 Chinese provinces have […]

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Chinese researchers create more efficient algae production by removing non-essential parts

Chinese researchers create more efficient algae production by removing non-essential parts

March 17, 2021 |

In China, a single-celled alga undergoes genome surgery to remove non-essential parts. This can lead to a most efficient cellular factory for producing sustainable biofuels from sunlight and carbon dioxide.  Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have stripped hundred-kilobase genome from a type […]

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Three vessels headed to China loaded with US ethanol

Three vessels headed to China loaded with US ethanol

March 9, 2021 |

In Texas, Reuters reports three vessels with capacity to carry 30,000 metric tons of ethanol each are headed to China from the US’s Gulf Coast region. Though it’s not clear if the vessels are carrying solely ethanol but if they are, they would represent more Chinese ethanol imports from the US than during all of […]

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Chinese researchers create strategy to boost efficiency of ethanol fuel cells

Chinese researchers create strategy to boost efficiency of ethanol fuel cells

March 1, 2021 |

In China, researchers from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Nanjing Normal University recently reported a strategy for boosting the electrocatalytic performance of palladium (Pd) in ethanol oxidation reaction, the key anodic reaction of direct ethanol fuel cells (DEFCs), offering a rational concept for finely engineering the surface […]

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Shell to buy 150,000 tons of biodiesel from Jiaao Enprotech for $155M

Shell to buy 150,000 tons of biodiesel from Jiaao Enprotech for $155M

February 10, 2021 |

In China, Yicai Global reports Shell will buy 150,000 metric tons of EU-standard biodiesel from Jiaao Enprotech for $155 million over three years. The company currently produces 50,000 tons per year, but its expansion project should be online soon. In previous years, the company has supplied Shell with less than 4,000 tons of biodiesel annually. […]

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Chinese researchers develop algorithm to speed up understanding of microbiome functions

Chinese researchers develop algorithm to speed up understanding of microbiome functions

January 25, 2021 |

In China, a new algorithm may reduce the need for expensive, time-consuming whole-genome sequencing computations to understand how a microbiome functions. A team led by JING Gongchao of the Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and SU Xiaoquan of Qingdao University, published their approach, called Meta-Apo, […]

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