Asia Pacific

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

December 19, 2014

Algae.Tec to raise more funds for pilot plant working capital

BY Ron KotrbaAlgae.Tec Ltd. announced an agreement with its largest partner, Reliance Industrial Investments, to raise $AUD2.4 million ($USD1.94 million) to provide additional working capital for development of an algae pilot plant in Jamnagar, India. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Desmet to install CTi Nano Reactor at Indian soybean oil refinery

BY Cavitation Technologies Inc. Cavitation Technologies Inc. (CTi) announced this week that the Desmet Ballestra Group, CTi's strategic partner since 2010 and licensee of CTi's vegetable oil refining technology, has entered into another sales agreement in India. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

In Depth: Global Biodiesel Additive Research Roundup

BY Ron KotrbaA recent report issued by Grand View Research indicates the global market for specialty fuel additives is expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2020. Clearly there is money to be made, and room for improvement, in the biodiesel additive market. READ MORE

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