Tag: CHina

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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LanzaTech celebrates 150 days and 20M gallons of ethanol production at Shougang facility

LanzaTech celebrates 150 days and 20M gallons of ethanol production at Shougang facility

December 21, 2020 |

In China, LanzaTech’s Shougang commercial carbon recycling facility reached 150 days of full capacity continuous operation in November, a significant achievement for a first of a kind technology at scale. Production at the site itself has exceeded 20 million gallons of ethanol since startup which is the equivalent of keeping 100,000 tons of CO2 from […]

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Asia’s free-trade agreement to remove tariffs on biofuels and feedstocks

Asia’s free-trade agreement to remove tariffs on biofuels and feedstocks

November 16, 2020 |

In China, Argus Media reports that a new free-trade agreement between 15 Asia-Pacific countries will phase out tariffs on a host of biofuels and feedstocks, although existing trade flows may limit the immediate market impact. “The Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership (RCEP) was signed by China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10 members […]

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Sinopec pulls back from E10 sales in the east as corn prices soar

Sinopec pulls back from E10 sales in the east as corn prices soar

November 3, 2020 |

In China, Bloomberg reports that increased demand for corn as animal feed for pigs has led to an ethanol shortage that has seen Sinopec pull back from E10 in the eastern region where the ethanol blend had taken its strongest hold. Although there have been questions regarding Beijing’s intentions to continue with its E10 plans […]

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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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