Asia Pacific

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

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