Asia Pacific

November 03, 2015

Indonesian fire finger-pointing

BY Ron KotrbaGermany's UFOP says while EU's biofuel policy is falsely being pointed at as a driver of Indonesia's fires, continued EU and Indonesian inaction are really to blame since RED requirements and increased sustainability measures preclude such activity READ MORE

October 21, 2015

India exempts biodiesel input materials from central excise tax

BY Ron KotrbaThe Indian government issued a notice Oct. 19 stating it is exempting goods used for production of biodiesel from central excise tax. The specific biodiesel inputs that are now exempt are RBD palm stearin, methanol and sodium methoxide. READ MORE

October 08, 2015

Peats Soil fuels new Scania fleet with its own B100 in Australia

BY Scania Australia Willunga, South Australia-based Peats Soil has developed its own biodiesel manufacturing plant, utilizing dirty water it collects from food manufacturing locations. The biodiesel will be used to fuel a new fleet of 13 Scania trucks. READ MORE

September 17, 2015

Universal Biofuels converts bulk customers to B100 in India

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis announced distilled biodiesel produced by its subsidiary in India has been used by bulk customers to replace 100 percent petroleum diesel with 100 percent distilled biodiesel, reducing emissions by 80 percent and providing cost savings. READ MORE

September 17, 2015

Used cooking oil from KFCs in India to be converted to biodiesel

BY Advait Bio Fuel LLP Yum! Restaurants India Pvt Ltd., which operates KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut in India, has signed an agreement with Advait to collect its used cooking oil from KFC in the Andhra and Telangana regions. The UCO will be converted in India or Europe. READ MORE

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