Tag: Taiwan

Taiwan outerwear startup launches coat made from coffee grounds

Taiwan outerwear startup launches coat made from coffee grounds

January 4, 2021 |

In Taiwan, outdoor gear brand COOR is using yarn made from coffee grounds to manufacture an extremely multifunctional jacket.  Dubbed HELIX Multi-Climate 3-in-1, the jacket material made by Singtex using coffee waste sourced from Starbucks as raw material. A detachable hoodie is included if the wearer finds themselves in the cold or rain, while a […]

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Taiwan looking to divert MSW to electricity production

Taiwan looking to divert MSW to electricity production

August 17, 2020 |

In Taiwan, the Taipei Times reports the Environmental Protection Agency is exploring the development of four new MSW-fueled power plants to divert 230,000 metric tons from incinerators, extending the life of the incinerators while producing enough power for 11,000 homes. One such plant is already operating in Taichung while similar facilities are planned for Taipei, […]

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Taiwan’s Sunho Biodiesel says it has the solution to cheaper B100

Taiwan’s Sunho Biodiesel says it has the solution to cheaper B100

August 22, 2018 |

In Taiwan, Sunho Biodiesel Corporation says biodiesel in public transport hasn’t yet taken off because of the high production costs but says its proprietary ET Process® can be competitive. Based on the current price for used cooking oil around $0.23 per pound and petroleum-based diesel price around $3.37 per gallon, the price of B100 from […]

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Taiwanese researchers use nanoparticles to produce algae biodiesel

Taiwanese researchers use nanoparticles to produce algae biodiesel

November 23, 2015 |

In Taiwan, researchers at the National Taiwan University have developed a synthetic magnetic nanoparticle that helps to harvest oil from microalgae. The nanoparticles are produced from iron oxide and silicon dioxide, then using an alkaline-based catalyst can produce the biodiesel from the magnetically extracted oil. The new method can extract 97.1 percent of the fats […]

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China! Boeing, Algenol, Inventure deals propel industrial biotech momentum

China! Boeing, Algenol, Inventure deals propel industrial biotech momentum

September 27, 2015 |

西去,直到你东西。As President Xi visits North America, China signs 3 major deals in industrial biotechnology. The East is Red, it’s been said, and the future looks that way too. The US is no place to deploy advanced fuels technology these days, many say. The costs are high, the politics stink, resistance to change is everywhere and the […]

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Special China Report: 10 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Stories in China and Taiwan

Special China Report: 10 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Stories in China and Taiwan

July 16, 2015 |

The 10 Biggest Advanced Bioeconomy stories of the year we reported from the world’s second-biggest economic region. 1. DuPont, New Tianlong Industry Co. ink Cellulosic Ethanol pact; China’s first Advanced Renewable Fuel Project on the way In July 2015, DuPont and Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry Co. announced a licensing agreement to begin the development […]

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UCO biodiesel may find market in Taiwan for heating oil

UCO biodiesel may find market in Taiwan for heating oil

December 29, 2014 |

In Taiwan, the end of the country’s B5 policy has led local producers using waste cooking oil as feedstock to look to other markets, but find exporting uncompetitive because neighboring South Korea has better trade deals with import markets such as the EU. The opportunity exists for a growing marketing to include up to 10% […]

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Taiwan cancels biogas-from-food waste project due to lack of technology

Taiwan cancels biogas-from-food waste project due to lack of technology

September 22, 2014 |

In Taiwan, the country’s Environmental Protection Agency has frozen plans to produce biogas from 600 tons of food waste collected daily in Taipei and New Taipei because the domestic industry does not have the capacity to overcome technical challenges. The government will now seek international expertise to determine how to move forward with the plan. […]

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Taiwan phases out B2 mandate over microbe challenges

Taiwan phases out B2 mandate over microbe challenges

May 5, 2014 |

In Taiwan, the country will phase out its B2 mandate over the next three months after the policy failed. The low sulfur level in diesel fuels mixed with the country’s humid weather led to microbes clogging fuel tanks. In October 2013 alone, 100 motorists complained about the clogged fuel tanks. The 2% biodiesel content was […]

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NCKU transnational research team converts waste cooking oils to biodiesel

NCKU transnational research team converts waste cooking oils to biodiesel

October 31, 2013 |

In Taiwan, Prof. (Emeritus) Aharon Gedanken from the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, who is currently a visiting chair professor at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, has developed a microwave-based process that transforms waste cooking oils into biodiesel in 10 seconds. The technology underlying the study is now in the process […]

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