Sinopec Unit Ready to Produce Biofuel
by Liang Fei (Global Times) A unit of China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec Group), China’s largest oil producer by sales revenue, is seeking to produce aviation fuel from used cooking oil, The Economic Observer reported Saturday, citing a company official inside the unit.
The Zhejiang-based Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co has a capacity of producing 20,000 tons of aviation biofuel from used cooking oil each year, according to the report.
The unit, which is the largest refinery of Sinopec, has completed production trials and is expected to be ready for reviews by China’s aviation authorities in January, which will be an important step before the biofuel can be used in commercial flights. READ MORE