Asia Pacific

September 28, 2022

IRENA: Global biofuel, bioenergy jobs at 12.7 million in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleWorldwide renewable energy employment reached 12.7 million last year, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency. Liquid biofuels, solid biomass and biogas accounted for a combined 3.44 million of those jobs. READ MORE

September 27, 2022

Helicopter fueled with SAF takes off from airport in Singapore

BY Neste Corp. On Sept. 26, Bell’s next generation five seater helicopter, the Bell 505, fueled with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel took off at Seletar Airport in Singapore. This is the first helicopter flight fueled with SAF in Southeast Asia. READ MORE

September 20, 2022

China’s biodiesel production to expand by 32% in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleChina’s biodiesel production in 2022 is expected to increase by 32 percent when compared to 2021 due primarily to a surge in export demand, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

September 16, 2022

Air New Zealand welcomes first shipment of SAF from Neste

BY Neste Corp. Air New Zealand is welcoming he first shipment of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into New Zealand (‘Aotearoa’) ready to power the airline's fleet. The shipment of SAF is imported into New Zealand in partnership with Z Energy. READ MORE

September 06, 2022

Biodiesel consumption in the Philippines to increase in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleBiodiesel consumption in the Philippines is expected to expand by 31 percent in 2022, according to a report filed with the USDA FASA's Global Agricultural Information Network. The increase is primarily due to a projected movement from B2 to B5. READ MORE

September 02, 2022

Mitsui Chemicals invests in Apeiron Bioenergy

BY Mitsui Chemicals Inc. Mitsui Chemicals Inc. on Aug. 31 announced that it invested in Apeiron AgroCommodities Pte. Ltd., rebranded and known as Apeiron Bioenergy. The company collects and sells used cooking oil, which can be used to produce biobased chemicals and plastics. READ MORE

August 30, 2022

Aemetis India plant selected to supply $41M of biodiesel

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced Aug. 29 that Universal Biofuels was selected by the three government-controlled oil marketing companies (OMC’s) and a major oil refiner to supply approximately 8 million gallons of biodiesel over the next two months. READ MORE

August 15, 2022

Thailand’s biodiesel production, use declines in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleThailand’s production of biodiesel is expected to decline for the third consecutive year in 2022, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

August 10, 2022

39th Annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo to be held June 12-14

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine BBI International has announced the 39th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo will be held June 12-14, 2023 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Speaker presentation abstracts will be accepted through Feb. 10, 2023. READ MORE