Tag: Singapore

Platts launches SAF and HVO prices assessments for Southeast Asia

Platts launches SAF and HVO prices assessments for Southeast Asia

January 19, 2021 |

In Singapore, S&P Global Platts launched new sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) price assessments in Southeast Asia effective January 18, 2021. The new assessments will enhance transparency in renewable fuel markets across Asia as the region is set to become a large producer of advanced biofuels. The new Platts Southeast Asia […]

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TurtleTree Labs launches growth factor firm

TurtleTree Labs launches growth factor firm

January 18, 2021 |

In Singapore, cell-based milk company TurtleTree Labs has launched a subsidiary to develop food-grade growth factors for the cultured food industry.  “We’ve recognized this need for a while now, our scientists have been working on developing food grade versions of these growth factors with higher performance, higher purity and lower cost. All our hard work […]

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Ship owners stuck with no clear view on clean fuels of the future

Ship owners stuck with no clear view on clean fuels of the future

January 18, 2021 |

In Singapore, Bloomberg reports that a lack of clear direction over which alternative fuels are likely to lead the way over the next decade as the marine industry decarbonizes in line with the International Marine Organization rules for 2030 has led to a 20-year low in ship orders. HIS Markit data shows ship orders fell […]

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POGO spread seen keeping palm oil out of Europe through H1 2021

POGO spread seen keeping palm oil out of Europe through H1 2021

January 4, 2021 |

In Singapore, Platts reports that the POGO spread, which determines voluntary biodiesel blending based on the prices of palm oil and heating oil, is between $400 and $500 per metric ton, effectively locking out Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil exports from Europe through H1. The POGO spread kept discretionary blending from being viable for most […]

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Platts sees China and Philippines increasing ethanol imports in 2021

Platts sees China and Philippines increasing ethanol imports in 2021

December 28, 2020 |

In Singapore, Platts reports that it expects China and the Philippines to be key drivers for increased ethanol demand in the global market next year. Impacts from COVID-19 have forced the Philippines to reduce its requirement for domestic ethanol blending and in turn boost imports to cover its ethanol blending mandate. China, on the other […]

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Meat milestone: Lab-grown chicken sees first commercial sale

Meat milestone: Lab-grown chicken sees first commercial sale

December 21, 2020 |

In Singapore, cultured meat leader Eat Just has claimed the world’s first commercial sale of a cultured meat product. The news comes just weeks after the company secured regulatory approval for its cultured chicken in Singapore, another world first.  The chicken became available on the menu of restaurant 1880 on Saturday, December 19. Based in […]

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Fly on the wall: Insects may be building material on Mars

Fly on the wall: Insects may be building material on Mars

December 21, 2020 |

In Singapore, a team of researchers are evaluating how chitin—a material found in the exoskeletons of crustaceans and bugs—can help solve the material sourcing challenges associated with Mars colonization.  Conventional building materials, such as concrete and steel, are astronomically expensive to send into space. To address the infrastructure needs of a such an expedition,, Javier […]

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Singapore first to approve cultivated meat for sale

Singapore first to approve cultivated meat for sale

December 7, 2020 |

In Singapore, regulatory authorities have approved the sale of cell-based meat, becoming the first country to do so.  After extensive testing and review, The Singapore Food Agency has approved the sale of Eat Just’s cultured chicken nuggets. The Agency studied chicken samples from 20 production runs and found Eat Just proved its product met Singapore’s […]

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Argus launches Asia and US West Coast SAF prices

Argus launches Asia and US West Coast SAF prices

December 7, 2020 |

In Singapore, Argus has launched the first renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) prices for Asia as well for US west coast markets. These prices are designed to meet the growing need for greater transparency in renewable fuel markets as countries in the region seek to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The new Argus […]

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Pass the butter! Shiok showcases lab-grown lobster

Pass the butter! Shiok showcases lab-grown lobster

November 23, 2020 |

In Singapore, Shiok Meats has unveiled the world’s first lab-grown lobster meat. In a private tasting showcase, Chef José Luis Del Amo of TheTasteLab served lobster tomato, leek, red pepper and cucumber gazpacho and lobster terrine as well as lobster meat and mayonnaise on a crostini.   “The taste is wonderful – to really get a […]

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