Asia Pacific

August 10, 2015

2 sentenced, another pleads guilty to biodiesel RIN fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice James Jariv was sentenced in a Las Vegas federal court to 10 years in prison Aug. 5 for his role in biodiesel RIN fraud. Nathan Stoliar of Australia was sentenced to two years in prison for his part. Alex Jariv also plead guilty in the scheme. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Algae.Tec projects in India, US on track for startup this year

BY Ron KotrbaAlgae.Tec Ltd. recently announced two business updates regarding its partnership with India-based Reliance Industries Ltd. and new plans for the company's test facility in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Both are slated for commissioning this year. READ MORE

July 29, 2015

New algae study 'sheds light' on importance of IBS light availability

BY Ron KotrbaResearchers establish guidelines and show increasing initial-biomass-specific light availability to algae increases lipid production READ MORE

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