Asia Pacific

July 22, 2015

State-of-the-Art Algae Photobioreactors

BY Ron KotrbaPhotobioreactor manufacturers, including Algae Systems LLC, Algenol LLC and Heliae Development LLC, detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. READ MORE

July 01, 2015

The US should take a page out of Australia's book

BY Ron KotrbaAustralia's long-term approach to phasing in biodiesel excise tax should teach the U.S. government a thing or two about the imperativeness of policy certainty for biodiesel growth READ MORE

May 18, 2015

Aemetis expands biodiesel sales to truck operators in India

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis has expanded sales activity in India since January when the government of India allowed biodiesel manufacturers to sell to customers directly, without distributing through the three national oil marketing companies. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Algae.Tec delivers PBR to Reliance's Jamnagar oil refinery

BY Ron KotrbaAlgae.Tec announced May 5 that is has shipped its first algae photobioreactor to Jamnagar province in India as part of its contract with Reliance Industries to build an 84-gallon-per-day pilot plant at the world's largest oil refinery. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Aemetis launches India Biodiesel Manufacturers Association

BY Aemetis Inc. The group was launched as an eight-member association with a focus on expanding the biodiesel market in India, decreasing air pollution and reducing India's dependence on foreign oil. It will work to remove regulatory hurdles and educate consumers. READ MORE

February 06, 2015

Indonesia ups biodiesel subsidy from 45 cents per gallon to $1.19

BY Ron KotrbaThe Indonesian House of Representatives has approved an increase in the nation's biodiesel sales subsidy from Rp 1,500 per liter to Rp 4,000 per liter (44.7 cents per gallon to $1.19 per gallon), down 30 cents from the energy ministry's proposal. READ MORE

January 27, 2015

Report highlights China's growth in biodiesel, ethanol production

BY Erin Voegele A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service shows that China's biodiesel production grew last year, reaching nearly 300 million gallons, up 5 percent from 2013. This year, production is expected to exceed 314 million gallons. READ MORE

January 27, 2015

Algae demo project launched at world's largest refinery in India

BY Algenol Algenol and Reliance Industries have deployed India's first Algenol algae production platform. The demonstration module is located near the Reliance Jamnagar Refinery. The Algenol process is designed to convert 1 ton of CO2 into 144 gallons of fuel. READ MORE

January 09, 2015

Algae.Tec positions to enter greater China region

BY Ron KotrbaAlgae.Tec Ltd. has entered into an agreement with China Finance Strategies Investment Holdings Ltd. to get its technology to market in the greater China region, including the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. READ MORE