Asia Pacific

August 02, 2016

New Zealand's first commercial biodiesel plant prepares to open

BY Ron KotrbaZ Energy, a $26 million biodiesel processing facility in New Zealand, has begun the commissioning phase at its 5.3 MMgy plant in Wiri, Auckland. On Aug. 2, the company received its first feedstock delivery. Production is expected by month's end. READ MORE

July 13, 2016

Record year in store as June biodiesel imports highest since 2013

BY Will Martin On June 29, the Ardmore Seahawk delivered its second load of Argentine biodiesel to Jacksonville, Florida. The shipment of1.47 million gallons capped off an unusually active June in what is shaping up to be an unusually active year for imports. READ MORE

June 28, 2016

Australian govt. supports development of Queensland biorefinery

BY The Australian Renewable Energy Agency The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is providing $2.4 million for Southern Oil Refining to develop and construct a biocrude and biofuel laboratory in Queensland. The project will inform the feasibility of a biojet and renewable diesel biorefinery. READ MORE

June 15, 2016

Cathay Pacific planes fueled by Amyris in 2-year biojet contract

BY Amyris Inc. International airline company Cathay Pacific began a two-year program of flights from Toulouse to Hong Kong using Amyris/Total Biojet fuel. All of Cathay's upcoming A350-900 aircraft deliveries over the next two years will use the renewable jet fuel. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

Genscape tracks Australian biodiesel landing in Houston

BY Ron KotrbaGenscape Vesseltracker identified a shipment of 1.3 million gallons of biodiesel from Australia arriving to the Houston area April 27. The event is newsworthy since U.S. EIA data show no U.S. imports of biodiesel from Australia since January 2013. READ MORE

April 26, 2016

Latest diesel quality trends revealed in biennial survey

BY Infineum International Ltd. Infineum has revealed initial results from its latest biennial global Winter Diesel Fuel Quality Survey, offering a unique update on the current trends in the industry across the global marketplace. The survey collected samples from eight countries. READ MORE

April 06, 2016

US biodiesel production, import update

BY Ron KotrbaA summary of EIA's biomass-based diesel production and import data for January and EPA's EMTS data on D4 RIN generation for January and February READ MORE

April 05, 2016

Algae.Tec receives additional work orders from India's Reliance

BY Ron KotrbaAlgae.Tec announced receipt of additional works orders from India’s Reliance Group, increasing the size and scope of its original contract by $1.14 million. Algae.Tec is building a pilot plant at Reliance's massive oil refinery in Jamnagar, India. READ MORE

March 25, 2016

Importing to meet California demand

BY Ron KotrbaIncreased reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels required by California's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) are driving up carbon credit prices, demand for advanced biofuels, and imports. READ MORE