Tag: Singapore

US Grains Council has high hopes for ethanol in Asia even with China out of the picture

US Grains Council has high hopes for ethanol in Asia even with China out of the picture

September 11, 2019 |

In Singapore, Reuters reports that the US Grains Council sees Asia as a major market for increased ethanol imports, where it current exports about 300 million gallons per year but could reach 1 billion gallons in the next five years. With the ongoing trade war with China that has hit ethanol demand hard, that target […]

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BB Energy looks at biofuels in Asia Pacific as way to diversify away from tight margins in conventional fuels

BB Energy looks at biofuels in Asia Pacific as way to diversify away from tight margins in conventional fuels

August 22, 2019 |

In Singapore, Reuters reports that BB Energy has hired two traders for the Asia Pacific region to focus on biofuels and petrochemicals thanks to what it sees as promising growth in the sector, pointing to the need to diversify away from conventional fuel markets. Profits from traditional energy products like diesel and jet fuel have […]

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Neste lays foundation stone for extension of Singapore biorefinery

Neste lays foundation stone for extension of Singapore biorefinery

July 31, 2019 |

In Singapore, following up from the EUR1.4 billion investment to expand its renewable products production capacity in Singapore, Neste held a foundation stone ceremony to officially mark the extension of the new production line. The construction started at the beginning of the year. As a result of the investment, Neste will have more options to […]

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SE Asia biodiesel prices holding steady as buyers and sellers remain on sidelines

SE Asia biodiesel prices holding steady as buyers and sellers remain on sidelines

July 16, 2019 |

In Singapore, ICIS reports that palm oil-based biodiesel prices are holding steady at $580-630/ton FOB SE Asia as both buyers from China and many sellers remain on the sidelines of the market. Demand is available at below that range but sellers say they can’t make a profit at below $610/ton. Increased domestic demand through biofuel […]

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USP Group agrees extension with buyer of Biofuels Research to July 5

USP Group agrees extension with buyer of Biofuels Research to July 5

June 24, 2019 |

In Singapore, the Straits Times newspaper reports that USP Group and AJ Jetting Pte Ltd have amended the term sheet for the sale of more than 93% of USP’s Biofuels Research for $5.59 million to extend the deadline for the final purchase agreement to July 5 from June 15. USP has received a good faith […]

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Major palm oil player says EU’s karma will suffer and eventually will have to compromise on ban

Major palm oil player says EU’s karma will suffer and eventually will have to compromise on ban

May 6, 2019 |

In Singapore, Bloomberg reports that the head of Golden-Agri Resources says the EU will eventually have to compromise on its extreme stance regarding the banning of palm oil because reality doesn’t allow for a massive increase in soybean and canola production to make up for the supply gap. In an interview, he said that the […]

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NTU Singapore researchers develop way to boost oil seed yield by up to 15%

NTU Singapore researchers develop way to boost oil seed yield by up to 15%

April 23, 2019 |

In Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have developed a sustainable way to demonstrate a new genetic modification that can increase the yield of natural oil in seeds by up to 15 per cent in laboratory conditions. The new method can be applied to crops such as canola, soybean and sunflower, which are […]

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Singapore’s USP Group sells Biofuel Research to JV

Singapore’s USP Group sells Biofuel Research to JV

February 21, 2019 |

In Singapore, USP Group Limited announced that it has entered into a non-binding term sheet with AJ Shanaya Venture Pte Ltd, a company jointly owned by the founders of AJ Jetting Pte Ltd and Shanaya Environmental Services Pte Ltd, to sell its subsidiary company, Biofuel Research Pte Ltd to them. Biofuel Research Pte Ltd is […]

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Neste takes the plunge and decides to invest EUR1.4 billion in tripling renewable production in Singapore

Neste takes the plunge and decides to invest EUR1.4 billion in tripling renewable production in Singapore

December 12, 2018 |

In Finland, Neste Corporation has made the final investment decision on additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore. The decision is based on a growing global market demand for low-carbon solutions in transport and cities, aviation, polymers and chemicals. The investment worth approximately EUR1.4 billion will extend Neste’s renewable product overall capacity in Singapore by […]

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Singapore port authority to invest in alternative fuel R&D

Singapore port authority to invest in alternative fuel R&D

October 3, 2018 |

In Singapore, the maritime and ports authority has awarded $3.6 million for research into the use of alternative fuels like ethanol and methanol for bunker fuel. The move is part of the agency’s push to comply with the International Marine Organization’s 2050 goals to cut carbon emissions from marine transport by half. The MPA has […]

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