Asia Pacific

December 08, 2020

ADB to help improve advanced biofuel production in India

BY Asian Development Bank The Asian Development Bank has approved a $2.5 million technical assistance (TA) to support advanced biofuel development in India. The TA will support the development of advanced bioethanol, bio-compressed natural gas, and biodiesel plants. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

IEA expects global biofuels production to rebound in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleThe global biofuels industry has been strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by the International Energy Agency in early November, with production down approximately 11.6 percent when compared to 2019. READ MORE

November 10, 2020

Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got way easier

BY RMIT University Researchers at RMIT University have developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food scraps and plastic rubbish into high-value products READ MORE

October 29, 2020

Neste, All Nippon Airways collaborate on supply of SAF in Asia

BY Neste Neste and All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest and a five-star airline, are entering a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This groundbreaking partnership will see ANA become the first airline to use SAF on flights departing from Japan. READ MORE

October 27, 2020

Biodiesel Magazine announces 2021 media kit, digital offerings

BY BBI International Biodiesel Magazine the leading publication for the biodiesel industry, recently released its 2021 media kits. Biodiesel Magazine is now accepting 2021 advertising schedules across its print and digital platforms. READ MORE

October 01, 2020

Report: China’s biodiesel production up despite lower consumption

BY Erin VoegeleWhile China’s current biodiesel use is low, a report recently filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network notes that increasingly stringent environmental measures are driving prospects for expanded use of the fuel. READ MORE

October 01, 2020

Pertamina to produce biofuels using Honeywell UOP technologies

BY Honeywell Honeywell on Sept. 28 announced PT Pertamina (Persero) will use UOP Renewable Jet Fuel Process technology at its Plaju refinery in Palembang, South Sumatra, and UOP Ecofining technology at its Cilacap refinery in Central Java. READ MORE

September 29, 2020

IRENA: Liquid biofuels accounted for 2.5M jobs globally in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleJobs in the renewable energy sector reached 11.5 million globally in 2019, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sept. 29. Bioenergy accounted for 3.58 million jobs, up from 3.18 million in 2018. READ MORE

September 29, 2020

Report: Australia’s biofuel consumption to remain minimal in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleThe production and consumption of liquid biofuels in Australia is expected to remain minimal in 2020, according to a report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE