Asia Pacific

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

July 02, 2014

Heliae, Sincere Corp. to build algae production facility in Japan

BY Heliae Algae technology company Heliae recently announced a partnership with Japan-based Sincere Corp., a waste management and recycling company, to form a joint venture and develop a commercial algae production facility in Saga City, Japan. READ MORE

June 09, 2014

Australian report finds potential for mallee tree-based jet fuel

BY Future Farm Industries Cooperative Centre Aircraft powered by biofuel made from Australian mallee trees is not only possible, but could be sustainable and give a boost to potential new regional industries, according to the Future Farm Industries Cooperative Centre. READ MORE

June 05, 2014

New report evaluates Asia-Pacific biodiesel markets, growth

BY Ron KotrbaA new report by Lux Research finds that while Indonesia, China and Malaysia dominate in Asia-Pacific biodiesel sectors, India's compound annual growth rate of 18.5 percent through 2017 will outpace the rest of the region's 3.9 percent growth. READ MORE