Asia Pacific

December 19, 2014

Algae.Tec to raise more funds for pilot plant working capital

BY Ron KotrbaAlgae.Tec Ltd. announced an agreement with its largest partner, Reliance Industrial Investments, to raise $AUD2.4 million ($USD1.94 million) to provide additional working capital for development of an algae pilot plant in Jamnagar, India. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Desmet to install CTi Nano Reactor at Indian soybean oil refinery

BY Cavitation Technologies Inc. Cavitation Technologies Inc. (CTi) announced this week that the Desmet Ballestra Group, CTi's strategic partner since 2010 and licensee of CTi's vegetable oil refining technology, has entered into another sales agreement in India. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

In Depth: Global Biodiesel Additive Research Roundup

BY Ron KotrbaA recent report issued by Grand View Research indicates the global market for specialty fuel additives is expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2020. Clearly there is money to be made, and room for improvement, in the biodiesel additive market. READ MORE

October 17, 2014

Major Indo-US Advanced Bioenergy Consortium launches

BY Washington University in St. Louis The government of India's Department of Biotechnology, Indian corporate leaders and Washington University in St. Louis has invested $2.5 million to launch the Indo-U.S. Advanced Bioenergy Consortium for Second Generation Biofuels. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Nat'l Cheng Kung University to scale up unique biodiesel process

BY National Cheng Kung University The three-year NCKU project using microwaves and SrO to convert UCO to biodiesel is now in its second year. NCKU is about to realize the project and conduct the experiment on a larger scale with a new processing station, according to the university. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

Benefuel, Felda JV to retrofit 75 MMgy Malaysian biodiesel plant

BY Ron KotrbaNew ownership and biodiesel process technology are planned for a 75 MMgy plant in Kuantan Port, Malaysia. Benefuel Int'l Holdings and a Felda Global Ventures subsidiary agreed to purchase the plant and retrofit it with Benefuel's Ensel technology. READ MORE

July 21, 2014

BEI partners with Advanced Enzymes, deploys several new systems

BY Ron KotrbaErnie DeMartino, founder of Biodiesel Experts International, talks with Biodiesel Magazine about his new partnership with Advanced Enzymes and provides project updates on BEI's enzymatic biodiesel systems being deployed in the U.S. and abroad. READ MORE

July 16, 2014

Sapphire Energy selected as an EcoPartner with Sinopec

BY Erin Voegele Sapphire Energy Inc. has announced that its algae-derived renewable crude project with Sinopec, China's state-owned oil and gas conglomerate, was selected for the U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program during a signing ceremony in Beijing July 10. READ MORE

July 15, 2014

Australian city to run 6-month B20 biodiesel trial at golf course

BY Ron KotrbaThe city of Canada Bay in New South Wales, Australia, is beginning a six-month trial using B20 blends of biodiesel at the Massey Park Golf Course. Once the project is complete, the B20 biodiesel trial may be expanded across the Australian city. READ MORE