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Vietnam Revives Biofuel Plan, Sets National Switch in 2018
March 14, 2017 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(VnExpress)  After years failing to promote ethanol blended fuel, the government makes a big move.
After more than two years failing to promote a locally-produced biofuel product in major cities, Vietnam has announced an even more …

2016 DDGS Exports Reached Second Highest Level on Record
February 20, 2017 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  U.S. exports of distillers grains totaled 11.48 million metric tons (mmt) in 2016, down 10 percent from 2015’s record-high but still the second-highest on record, according to a 10-page summary …

Vietnam to Replace Most Popular Petrol with E5 Biofuel
December 1, 2016 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(Tuoi Tre News)  Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade will force consumers to switch from the popular A92 gasoline to the ethanol-mixed biofuel E5, but has yet to decide on an official timeline for the …

Police Called on to Investigate Loss-Making Firm
November 4, 2016 – 10:10 am | No Comment

(VietNamNet Bridge)  The Government Inspectorate (GI) concluded its inspections of three biofuel (ethanol) projects with capital investment from state-owned giant PetroVietnam (PVN) and its member companies. The Ministry of Public Security (MoPS) was then called …

Accepting Applications for 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships
October 21, 2016 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. …

Vietnam Fuel Giant Asks for Tax Support to Keep Unpopular Biofuel in Business
September 22, 2016 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

(VN Express International)  The government continues to miss its targets for the cleaner, cassava-based fuel. State-owned fuel giant PetroVietnam has asked the government for tax support to save its new biofuel business from going bankrupt due …

IATA Alternative Fuel Symposium — November 10-11, 2016 — Hanoi, Vietnam
September 20, 2016 – 12:29 pm | No Comment
IATA Alternative Fuel Symposium   —   November 10-11, 2016   —   Hanoi, Vietnam

The IATA Alternative Fuel Symposium provides a platform for industry professionals to interact with each other and be informed about the latest developments and insights from the market leaders in sustainable aviation fuel.

Join the 2nd Alternative Fuels …

RSB General Assembly and Aviation Workshop 2016 — November 8-9, 2016 — Hanoi, Vietnam
September 20, 2016 – 12:25 pm | No Comment
RSB General Assembly and Aviation Workshop 2016   —   November 8-9, 2016   —   Hanoi, Vietnam

The meeting will offer a dedicated, open and rich space for dialogue and discussion which will shape the future of the organization. Society stands on the cusp of an industrial revolution and the Bioeconomy is …

Cambodia-Thai Cassava Woes
August 16, 2016 – 9:38 am | No Comment

by Sok Chan (Khmer Times) The value of Cambodia’s cassava exports to Thailand is being adversely affected by Thailand’s periodic closing of informal border checkpoints, forcing some farmers to grow alternative cash crops as prices wildly …

Earth Gen-BioFuel Inc. to Sponsor International Industry Symposium for Using Castor Bean Oil as a Biofuel Feed Stock
August 8, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(Earth Gen-BioFuel)  Earth Gen-BioFuel (OTC PINK: EGBB), “EarthGen” or “the Company,” today announced that EarthGen is taking a leadership role to support the company’s expansion plans and to promote the use of castor bean oil in the …

Bio Ethanol Dung Quat Closed for Unpaid Debts
July 27, 2016 – 11:20 pm | No Comment

(BizHub)  The Bio Ethanol Dung Quat Plant was closed for defaulting on the VND1.3 trillion debt it owed the banks, the State Bank of Viet Nam’s Quang Ngai Province branch said.

The branch confirmed the information …

APEC Ethanol Forum Highlights Asia as Next Frontier For Exports
April 15, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  The growing interest for ethanol in the Asia-Pacific region is driven in part by ever-growing environmental concerns, especially those related to rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and deteriorating air quality, the direct results …

Ethanol Plants in Troubles as Vietnam’s Plan to Boost Biofuel Fails
April 6, 2016 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

(Tuoi Tre News)  An ambitious plan by the Vietnamese government to encourage the use of biofuel, or ethanol-mixed petrol, is not working as well as expected, sealing the fate of three multimillion-dollar ethanol plants.

The ethanol …

USGC’s Aqua Feeding Trials in Vietnam Show Promising Results
February 15, 2016 – 8:37 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Results of two distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) aqua feeding trials conducted by the U.S. Grains Council in Vietnam show that U.S. DDGS is an economical and nutritious way …

Chinese Energy Giant Plans €1bn Biofuel Plant in Northern Finland
February 10, 2016 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

(YLE)  The Chinese firm Kaidi announced that it wants to build a big biodiesel refinery in Kemi. Kaidi Finland’s CEO says this signals a new phase in Finnish industrial history, driven by the need to …

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’
January 22, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming an important part of the industry’s growth strategy.  —   Looking at the numbers, it doesn’t …

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Ordered to Switch Completely to Biofuel
January 19, 2016 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

(Thanh Nien News)  E5 is now selling at VND15,339 (68 cents) per liter, 4.3 percent cheaper than 92-RON. Photo: Diep Duc Minh  —  The government has ordered Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and six other …

Global Cleantech Summit: Business and Strategies 2015, September 8-10, Helsinki, Finland
January 17, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Global Cleantech Summit 2015 concentrated on cleantech strategies and business cooperation. Some venture capitalists have already declared cleantech dead as it has undergone the typical innovation life-cycle and has …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016
January 4, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?

In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates …

Ha Noi Promotes Use of Biofuel
December 23, 2015 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(Viet Nam News)  The Ha Noi People’s Committee has said local committees and other city agencies should use only the E5 biofuel, which contains five per cent ethanol, in their official cars.

The committee will stop …

State to Encourage Use of Bio-Petrol
November 6, 2015 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Viet Nam News)  The relevant state offices must ensure supply of E5 grade bio-fuel for the domestic market to sell bio-petrol nationwide from November end, the deputy minister of Industry and Trade said.

Deputy Minister of …

VIETNAM PRESS-Ethanol project faces problems on low demand, high costs – Vietnam Economic Times
October 26, 2015 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Daily Mail/Reuters)  Four of Vietnam’s six ethanol plants have been inactive as a deadline set by the government to switch to biofuels is too far away while high cassava prices also lead to unprofitable operation, …

Trade Mission Tour to Stop at Two Ethanol Plants
September 22, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An Illinois Department of Agriculture-led tour begins Sept. 21, with stops at a variety of grain-related businesses around the state, including Marquis Energy LLC, a 140 MMgy ethanol plant …

PM Prompts Consumption of Ethanol Gasoline
September 2, 2015 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Lam Nguyen  (Saigon GP Daily)  Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued an instruction prompting relevant agencies to implement measures to boost production and consumption of ethanol gasoline blends E5 and E10 including price …

Viet Nam Aspires to Learn from Thai Experience in Developing Biofuel Industry
August 3, 2015 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(United Nations Industrial Development Organization/Noodls.com)  Thailand’s experience in developing its biofuel industry was the focus of a meeting held today in the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Hanoi.

Puttavitte, an expert in the field, shared …

HCMC Orders Official Vehicles to Switch to Biofuel
July 7, 2015 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(Thanh Nien News)  Ho Chi Minh City has announced a plan to make all government offices and state-owned companies switch to a locally-produced biogasoline product that has not been selling well.   Six months after it …

Pew Report Tracks Bioenergy Investments in Emerging Markets
June 3, 2015 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a report, titled “Power Shifts: Emerging Clean Energy Markets,” that shows clean energy investment in developing countries has grown in real and relative terms.

The …

VietNam Considers Raising Export Tariff on Cassava, Ethanol to Support E5 Production
May 5, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

(VietNamNet Bridge) The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is planning to raise the tariff on cassava and ethanol exports in an effort to retain materials for domestic biofuel production. Cassava and ethanol bear an export tariff …

In Vietnam, Many Provinces about to Sell Biofuels Following Gov’t Decision
April 7, 2015 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(Tuoi Tre News)  Authorities in many localities in Vietnam have prepared to widely distribute E5 and E10 biofuels to spur consumption and gradually replace traditional fuels following a roadmap set out by the central government …

Opinion: Learning about Fusel Oils
April 7, 2015 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Back in early February I got an email from a reader searching for ethanol producers that want to sell fusel oil. He was contacting me on behalf of a …

Vietnam Lowers Biofuel Prices to Boost Consumption
February 8, 2015 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

by Manh Quan (Thanh Nien News)  Retailers of biofuel in Vietnam cut prices by two percent on Thursday in an effort to boost consumption.
Petrolimex, Vietnam’s leading fuel importer and distributor, decreased the price of biogasoline …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015
January 5, 2015 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of …

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania
December 29, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The East is Green. Asia is confirmed as “the new Brazil” as project developers head en masse to the friendly receptions in Asian countries — based on energy diversification and …

USGC Ethanol Assessment Team Finds Potential in the Philippines
December 22, 2014 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council recently led a delegation of industry leaders representing the USDA, Renewable Fuels Association, and Growth Energy to the Philippines to assess factors contributing to the large …

Ho Chi Minh City Switches to Biofuel
December 2, 2014 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

(Thanh Nien News)  Filling stations across Ho Chi Minh City will begin selling biofuel this week.  Under a government plan that went into effect in December, the city will gradually replace 92-octane gasoline (A92) with …

Quang Ngai Offers Biofuel
September 16, 2014 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

(Eco-Business)  All 150 petrol stations in the central province of Quang Ngai began selling a new, cleaner brand of petrol since the beginning of this week.

Known as E5 Ron 92, it will eventually replace the standard …

Vietnam Province Widely Sells Biofuel Three Months ahead of Schedule
September 8, 2014 – 7:49 pm | No Comment

(TUOI TRE NEWS)  All filling stations in the central province of Quang Ngai on Monday began selling E5 RON 92, a biofuel intended to replace the commonly used RON 92 gasoline, three months ahead of …

Producers, Industry Veterans Describe Opportunities in Ethanol
June 12, 2014 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Ethanol has gone through many cycles, said Lucy Norton, managing director of Iowa Renewable Fuels. It became popular in the fuel shortages around the oil embargoes in the industry’s …

U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer
March 11, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Ann Lewis (Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol shipments in January rocketed to 86.2 million gallons (mg), marking the highest monthly export volume since December 2011, according to government data released last week. Exports were …

PeaceEnergy Launches Crowd-Sourced Fundraising to Fuel Motorbikes with Ethanol in Vietnam
March 7, 2014 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

(PeaceEnergy)  Mobile Payment Technology for E-85 Fuel KIOSK Vietnam 40 million motorbikes

Vietnam’s mandate is to reduce Green House Gases for a cleaner Planet. PeaceENERGYs Mobile Payment Fuel KIOSK will use E-85 & E-100 for 40 …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014
January 2, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 62 countries.

The bulk of mandates …

The First Cruises Running with Bio-Diesel to Protect Environment on Halong Bay, Vietnam
October 29, 2013 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

(TravPR.com)  HalongBay is one of the world’s visually breathtaking locations, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage. However, thank to unstable tourism development in the past, Quang Ninh province has to face an emerging issues which …

Seaweed Biofuels: A Green Alternative that Might Just Save the Planet
July 2, 2013 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  Producing biofuels in the sea removes at a stroke many of the serious problems with conventional biofuels

“It’s best to get it out of the water now or it’ll start getting grazed …

Ethanol Plants Mired in Troubles
July 2, 2013 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(Saigon Times Online)  The ethanol plants of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) are facing numerous difficulties due to slow development of the domestic E-5 at home and poor ethanol export prices.

Nguyen Anh Toan, deputy …

Successful Production of Bio-diesel from Catfish Waste
February 12, 2013 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(The Fish Site)  Hiep Thanh Seafood Processing Corporation (HTFood) has successfully produced bio-diesel from catfish fat.
Waste catfish material such as intestine, bone and fat are all used in the process of converting catfish waste material …

Seaweed-Based Ethanol Technology Gets Boost in Vietnam
January 15, 2013 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bio-Refinery Begins Operations Turning Co-Cropping into Fuels, Chemicals

Deep in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam a small bio-refinery is converting seaweed into protein, fuel-blendable alcohol, and a bacterial soil product. …

Evolving Ethanol to Meet Challenges
December 27, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Emily Bruns (Ashton Gasette)  In an effort to evolve with the constant changes and challenges within a $50 billion industry, Rochelle’s Illinois River Energy ethanol plant began producing and industrial corn oil on Nov. …

Asia Special Biofuels Report
December 26, 2012 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil & gas production, rising energy demand and supportive government policy come together — and that is Asia.

We’re …

Idemitsu, Cambodia Sign Biofuel Production Deal
December 11, 2012 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(Daily Yomiuri)  Idemitsu Kosan Co. said Monday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Cambodian government to promote biofuel production in the Southeast Asian country.

The move is part of plans by the Japanese …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012
November 28, 2012 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brazil, India, the US, China and the EU point the way towards a 60 billion gallon biofuels market by 2022 – but can the capacity be built, and can the …

Lack of Bio Fuel Demand Puts Cassava Farmers in Quandary
November 27, 2012 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(Saigon GP Daily)  …The Department of Agro-Forestry Processing and Salt Industry, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, was approved by the government in 2010 for the production and consumption of E5 bio fuel. …

2nd Starch World 2013 January 21-23 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
November 2, 2012 – 11:53 am | No Comment
2nd Starch World 2013  January 21-23   Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

CMT’s first Cassava Starch World (tinh bột sắn) was launched in February 2012 and established itself as the region’s pioneer starch market event connecting the most important global players and stakeholders with Asian opportunities and …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World – Who Is Moving the Targets?
October 25, 2012 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … United States   Concerns over the price impacts of a devastating US drought have led to call for a waiver in the US Renewable Fuel Standard volumetric targets. Proposed waivers have …

Ministry Promotes Cleaner Fuel
October 12, 2012 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Viet Nam News)  The Ministry of Industry and Trade will promote the consumption of biofuel by providing more information on the economic and environmental advantages of the vegetable–derived petrol alternative.

“The ministry has submitted the Government …

Environmental Regulations Kindle the Southeast Asian Automotive Biofuels Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan
September 20, 2012 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

(Frost & Sullivan/Sacramento Bee)  Removing subsidies for conventional fuels and providing incentives for biofuels will bolster market growth

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.chemicals.frost.com), Strategic Analysis of Southeast Asian Automotive Biofuels Market, finds that the market …

Ethanol to Reduce Global GHGs Emissions By 100 Million Tonnes in 2012
September 7, 2012 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  As the world gathers at the Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) released its annual Green House Gas (GHG) …

Contribution of Biofuels to the Global Economy
May 21, 2012 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Association/Cardno ENTRIX)  …As is the case with virtually all other emerging and developing countries, biofuels offer the prospects of a new cash crop for farmers, increased employment in rural areas, expanded manufacturing output, reduced …

Pest Insects to Help Produce Ethanol
March 28, 2012 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

(Chalmers)  Pest insects in tropical rainforests can be a valuable natural asset. So believes Lisbeth Olsson, who is hunting for new enzymes in partnership with Vietnamese researchers.

…Together, researchers from Chalmers and Vietnam are now going …

JOil Announces Elite Jatropha Varieties Returns Repeatable Yields of over 2 Tons of Seeds per Hectare in First Year of India Field Trials
March 22, 2012 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(JOil)  • Tamil Nadu sites achieve first-year flowering in three months and first harvest in five months

• Field trials now being conducted in India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia

JOil (S) Pte. Ltd., a scientific bioenergy …

Vietnam’s Ethanol Plant Produces First Batch of Bio-Fuel
February 7, 2012 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

(Asia News Network)  Dung Quat Bio-Ethanol Plant, located in the Dung Quat Industrial Zone in the central province of Quang Ngai, turned out its first batch of bio-ethanol E100 last week after 33 months of …

PetroVietnam to Export 85% of Fuel Ethanol Production over 2011-2013
May 25, 2011 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Michelle Ho (Platts)  State-owned refiner PetroVietnam plans to export around 85% of its fuel-grade ethanol production upon its startup until 2013, when it expects the Vietnamese government to implement a mandate that requires 5% …

Vietnam’s Dung Quat Ethanol Plant Set for October Start
May 19, 2011 – 10:13 am | No Comment

(Argus Media)  State-owned Vietnamese oil firm PetroVietnam is on track to start production at its 100mn litre/yr (1,700 b/d) Dung Quat ethanol plant on schedule in October this year.

Work is said to be 75pc complete. …

Vietnam Joins Race for Biofuel
April 15, 2011 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

(vnbusinessreg.com)  Vietnam said it has intensified efforts to promote biofuel production in the country under the plan on biofuel development to 2015 with a vision to 2025.

According to country’s energy ministry, Vietnam is focussing on …

New USDA Loan Guarantees, $50 Biofuels, Asia, Syngas among New Biofuels Trends, Gossip at Pacific Rim Summit
December 13, 2010 – 8:18 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Honolulu, much of the leadership of the advanced biofuels and renewables chemicals industries have gathered this week at BIO’s Pacific Rim Summit.  …(W)hat are the key trends? Here are …

Native Hawaiian Owned Company To Invest $200 Million in Vietnam Ethanol Plants
August 30, 2009 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(FullOn Holdings, Inc./MMD Newswire)  Richard Kamahele Figueroa, President and CEO of FullOn Holdings, Inc., a Native Hawaiian owned company, announed today that its Honolulu based division, Golden State Biofuels, has been awarded a forty nine …