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Obstacles Hinder the Switch to E5 Biofuel
October 19, 2017 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

(Vietnam.net)  There are only two months left until January 1, 2018, the date set for the nation to switch from RON A92 petrol to bio-fuel E5, but the plan is facing problems.   —  According to calculations by …

Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century – GCP21 Creating Database about Cassava Projects around the World
October 3, 2017 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Angela Fernando (Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century) The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century – GCP21 is creating a formal database on the GCP21 website called Membership Database with the concept to …

‘We Want Sweeter Ethanol Law’
September 12, 2017 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

by Tinashe Makichi (The Sunday Mail)  The Zimbabwe Energy Council will engage the Energy and Power Development Ministry over relaxation of legislation compelling investors to enter joint ventures with Government if they want ethanol production …

Nigeria: Experts Fault Proposed Field Trial of Genetically Modified Cassava
September 7, 2017 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Cornelius Essen (The Guardian/All Africa)  Experts have condemned an alleged move by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA) and Zurich, Switzerland-based ETHZ Laboratories to carry out confined field trial of genetically modified cassava in …

The Status of Biofuels in China
August 30, 2017 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

by Susan van Dyk (IEA Bioenergy Task 39/University of British Columbia)  … Recent heavy pollution in urban areas of China have led to the adoption of stricter fuel specifications to lower sulfur emissions from gasoline and …

Nigeria Loses Billions of Naira Due to Shortages of Cassava Plantation
August 22, 2017 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(TVC News)  One of the manufacturers in Nigeria who specialised in the use of cassava for the production of Ethanol has said that the country is losing billions of naira due to a shortfall in …

Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Launches Cassava Out-Grower Programme for Bioethanol Project
August 3, 2017 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Sunbird Bioenergy Africa has commenced work on a cassava out-grower programme to provide sustainable feedstock for a bioenergy project expected to eventually produce 120 million litres per year of bioethanol for Zambia’s ethanol-fuel …

Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021
July 28, 2017 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

(Absolute Reports)  Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021 is a professional and in-depth research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North …

Strengthening Value Chain Linkages to Improve Profitability and Sustainability of Cassava Production Systems in SE Asia
July 28, 2017 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Newby (Capacities Development for Agriculture Innovation System (CDAIS))    Throughout Southeast Asia, cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an increasingly important crop in terms of both rural livelihoods and regional economic development. Cassava production in …

Cassava Potential Can Save FG N800bn If Tapped – Association
July 19, 2017 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

(PMNewsNigeria.com)  The Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) says the country can save over N800 billion foreign exchange, hitherto used for ethanol importation, by exploiting the potential of cassava.
Pastor Segun Adewumi, the National President of the …

Biomass and Biofuels in the EU: Emotion-Based Policymaking?
June 29, 2017 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

by Francis X. Johnson (Stockholm Environment Institute/Euractiv)  The European Commission’s tinkering on biomass policy effectively promotes oil over economically viable and sustainable biofuels …  —  … In its proposed legislative changes, the European Commission abandoned the position …

Japan Firm Backs Plan for Cassava Fuel Plant
June 15, 2017 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(The Phnom Penh Post)  Representatives of Japanese petroleum firm Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd met with the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) earlier this week to discuss potential plans to invest in a cassava processing …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st – GCP21-IV — June 11-15, 2018 — Cotonou, Benin DEADLINE: submissions open January 1, 2018 – MAY 15, 2018
June 5, 2017 – 3:38 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st – GCP21-IV — June 11-15, 2018 — Cotonou, Benin   DEADLINE:  submissions open January 1, 2018 – MAY 15, 2018

SAVE THE DATE After Ghent, Belgium in 2008, Kampala, Uganda in 2012 and Nanning, China in 2016, come and join us for the Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st in …

Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st – GCP21-IV — June 11-15, 2018 — Cotonou, Benin
June 5, 2017 – 3:28 pm | No Comment
Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st – GCP21-IV   —   June 11-15, 2018   —    Cotonou, Benin

SAVE THE DATE After Ghent, Belgium in 2008, Kampala, Uganda in 2012 and Nanning, China in 2016, come and join us for the Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st in …

Ethanol Activities in South Korea, Vietnam Highlight Importance of Policy’s Role In Trade
May 26, 2017 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  Developing markets for U.S. ethanol involves a complex combination of trade policy and marketing work. Two U.S. Grains Council (USGC) activities this past week aimed to not only provide insights on ethanol …

“The Belt and Road Initiative” Improved Trade between China and Cambodia; North Asia Resources Holdings Limited (00061) Takes Advantage of the Opportunity
May 25, 2017 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

(ACN Newswire)  At 24 March 2017, the Big Data Report of Trade Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative 2017 released. According to the figures, It was reported that the total trade volume between China …

KNM’s Phase 2 of Bio Ethanol Project to Provide Long Term Recurring Income
May 19, 2017 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Daljit Dhesi (The Star) : KNM Group Bhd’s investment in the second phase of its bio ethanol plant project in Thailand is expected to provide long term recurring income for the group, according to Hong …

Potential Biofuel Feedstocks and Production in Zambia
April 19, 2017 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Paul C. Samboko, Mitelo Subakanya, Cliff Dlamini  (United Nations University-WIDER)  The need for energy security and climate change mitigation have increased blending mandates worldwide; in Southern Africa, demand for biofuels could increase following South Africa’s planned …

Here Comes BioChina: Amyris, Others Bypass the 4 Myths of Business in the Middle Kingdom
April 19, 2017 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From California arrives the very interesting news that Amyris has entered into an agreement with Blue California whereby its affiliates will provide access to its fermentation manufacturing in China and …

China New Energy Scores $12.5 Million in Contracts to Build Cassava Ethanol Plant in Ghana
March 30, 2017 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, China New Energy announced it has won a number of contracts with Supercare Group Limited of Ghana and CNBM General Machinery Co., Ltd in China to construct …

The Potential of Biofuels in China
March 29, 2017 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe) This IEA Bioenergy Task 39 report looks at the potential of biofuels in China. Although climate change and energy security are of concern to China, it is not clear which of these drivers has …

Problem of Producing Cheap Biofuel from Cassava Solved
March 23, 2017 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  New yeast species is key to cutting cost  —  … After 18 months of research and experiments, the Thailand Institute of Science and Technological Research (TISTR) has found that they can use a species …

Biofuel Is Nigeria’s New Economy –Shidok, PPPRA Boss
March 6, 2017 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(The Sun) From Uche Usim, Abuja  —  When the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, assumed office in 2015, one of the programmes he highlighted the Muhammadu Buhari administration would face headlong was …

St1 Signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Bioethanol Pilot Project in Thailand
January 27, 2017 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(St1)  Finnish technology turns cassava waste into ethanol  —  St1 signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a bioethanol pilot project in Thailand.  St1, a Finnish energy company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ubon …

Thailand Announces $11.3 Billion 10-Year Plan to Build Sugarcane and Cassava Bioeconomy
January 26, 2017 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week we reported from Thailand:  “The government launched its 10-year plan to build a bioeconomy hub for the region with private and public sector investment expected to reach $11.3 billion …

Ghana’s First Ethanol Producer Diversifying and Seeking More Cassava
January 20, 2017 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Ghana, the country’s only ethanol producer—Caltech—has produced 150,000 liters of ethanol from cassava since starting up the 3 million liter per year facility in August. The company is also expanding …

PTG to Make Ethanol from Cassava Pulp
January 13, 2017 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post) PTG Energy Plc (PTG), a SET-listed oil retailer, and Eiamburapa Co (EBP), a top producer of tapioca products, have teamed up to develop what they say will be the world’s first facility that makes …

Ethanol Makers to Ink Cassava Deal
December 20, 2016 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Phusadee Arunmas (Bangkok Post)  Ethanol makers have agreed to buy 10,000 tonnes of cassava root a day from farmers at 1.9 baht a kilogramme in a bid to raise farm income and stabilise fresh cassava …

World Petroleum Council Guide to Biofuels
December 20, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(World Petroleum Council)  ‘Biofuels’ will be the 6th in the series of the WPC’s educational guides and will focus on the use of biofuels and their role in our current and future global energy supply.
It …

Accelerated Cassava Breeding Coming Via OHV Technology Collaboration
December 12, 2016 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

(Dow AgroSciences/Business Wire) Dow AgroSciences, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University and Agriculture Victoria Working Together on Essential African Root Crop  —  More productive cassava plants, a root crop that is foundational for food security in Africa, …

UPDATE 1-China Aims to Double Ethanol Output to 4 Mln Tonnes by 2020 – Agency
December 6, 2016 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Dominique Patton (Reuters)  China is aiming to produce 4 million tonnes of ethanol by 2020, doubling output from the current level, even as it keeps tight control over the use of food grains to make …

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 …

Cross River Ethanol Processing Plant to Be Ready in December — Aide
November 7, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Premium Times)  Augustine Oqua, the Special Assistant to Gov. Ben Ayade on Religious Matters, says the proposed Cross River Ethanol Processing Plant will be completed in December.  …  The aide said the ethanol project would …

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 …

Ogun 6,000-Hectare Cassava Farm to Produce 1.5m Tonnes of Ethanol, Starch
September 20, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(Vanguard)  Over 130 farmers were present at the official launch of Mokk Investments 6,000 hectares of cassava farming project, an empowerment programme organized in the catchment of Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority, in Oke Odan …

Nigeria’s Ethanol Production to Hit 75m Litres by 2020
September 19, 2016 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

(Naija247 News)  Allied Atlantic Distilleries Limited, the only ethanol manufacturing company in Nigeria, says the company will improve ethanol production in Nigeria from nine million to 75 million litres annually by 2020.
The Managing Director of …

Union Dicon, Delta Govt Partner over 10,000 Hectares of Cassava Production
September 9, 2016 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Peter Egwuatu  (Vanguard)  Delta State Government has agreed to provide enabling environment for the Union Dicon Salt Plc to cultivate 10,000 hectares of cassava production and as well as to sep up a processing …

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community
September 5, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Ethanol fuel production represents a significant opportunity for economic and social development in the East African Community (EAC) region. Ethanol can be produced locally using a variety of feedstocks that can be selected based on …

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 …

NNPC to Set Up Energy Renewable Plant In Benue – Official
July 20, 2016 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

by NAN (Leadership)  The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says plans are underway to set up an energy renewable plant that will use agro products to generate energy.
Its Group General Manager in charge of Renewable …

Study Helps Map Path to Improved Cassava Production
May 11, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

by  Robert Sanders (UC Berkeley/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new analysis of the genetic diversity of cassava will help improve strategies for breeding disease resistance and climate tolerance into the root crop, a staple and major …

China’s Grain Reforms to Boost Depressed Corn Processing Industry
April 6, 2016 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Niu Shuping and David Stanway (Reuters/AgWeek)  China’s plan to let the market set corn prices is bad news for international grain exporters, but should boost the country’s struggling corn processors that use the grain …

Cassava May Help Support Ethanol Needs
March 15, 2016 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat (Bangkok Post) Rising ethanol demand this year, coupled with expected sugar-cane production cuts due to the severe drought, are likely to force ethanol producers to switch to cassava as their feedstock instead of …

Malawi: Must Hands Over Ethanol Stoves to Farmers in KK
March 15, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Anastazio Mpumulo  (AllAfrica)  Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has handed over ethanol stoves to 36 households in Nkhotakota to mark the beginning of an assessment where ethanol is tested at household level …

Korean Company Enters JV to Produce Bioethanol in Laos
March 11, 2016 – 9:47 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  South Korea’s TN Energy has entered into an agreement with Lao State Fuel to set up a joint venture (JV) to produce Power Gasoline-branded bioethanol fuel.
The JV, to be called Lao K-tech, will …

The Latest in Gevolution
February 3, 2016 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Meanwhile, Praj and Gevo announced a monster hook-up here for converting ethanol distilleries to isobutanol.
Here’s the structure: Praj would be the customer-facing entity marketing Gevo’s isobutanol technology to Praj’s existing …

Ghana’s First Ethanol Plant to Begin Production
February 2, 2016 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

(GhanaWeb)  Caltech Ventures, a cassava cropping and processing company at Hodzo, in the Ho Municipality, is to begin the production of cassava-derived ethanol by March this year, the first in Ghana.
Ghana currently imports 60 million …

Any Alcohol into Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Byogy
January 4, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Byogy has developed a catalytic platform that converts any source of ethanol, butanol, mixed alcohols, or related olefins, into full replacement, and cost competitive biofuels including gasoline, diesel and jet …

TAE Seeks Ethanol Factory
December 28, 2015 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Thailand, Thai Agro Energy has teamed with Kamphaengphet Bio Power—a major producer and exporter of cassava—to develop a new 200,000 liter per day ethanol plant with an estimated total …

14 More Answers for your Burning Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, the New Agriculture, and Biobased Products
December 28, 2015 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Q. How have the US elections and the regulatory situation in the US impacted development of biofuels for other countries, particularly Latin America? …  Not much impact from the 2014 …

Biofuels May Curb Carbon Dioxide Levels
December 15, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Jeannine Otto (AgriNews)  “What is it that can do better than corn? We only know one plant right now, and that’s manioc — you know it as tapioca,” said Elwynn Taylor, ag meteorologist and professor …

CNE and Sunbird to Develop Bioethanol Facilities in Zimbabwe and Zambia
December 10, 2015 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  China New Energy has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sunbird Bioenergy Africa for the development of two biorefineries, one each in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
The Memorandum of Undestanding (MOU) was signed at …

New Biobased Projects Around the World
November 18, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas
Despite low oil prices, first-gen biofuels and advanced …

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, …

British Firm Partners Government to Set up $150mln Ethanol Plant
October 20, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(The Source/New Zimbabwe)  … Sunbird Bioenergy has partnered government to set up a $150 million ethanol operation in Zimbabwe next year, an official has said.  The deal will see the establishment of an ethanol plant with …

Govt Resumes E85 Promotion with Additional Bt2/Litre Subsidy
October 5, 2015 – 10:27 pm | No Comment

by Pichaya Changsorn (The Nation)  The government yesterday agreed to resume its promotion of E85 gasohol, via the injection of an additional Bt2-per-litre subsidy for the highest ethanol-blended oil product on the market.
Energy Minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat …

Association Partners EAIF to Establish Ethanol, Power Plant
September 22, 2015 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(News Agency of Nigeria)  The Nigerian Cassava Growers Association of Nigeria (NCGA) on Wednesday said it would partner with the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) to establish an ethanol plant.  The National President of the …

China: Biofuels Annual
September 10, 2015 – 11:10 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  China is a major producer of biofuels and production continues to increase. However, it is unclear how the government will meet its ambitious targets for continued expansion given its decision to limit …

Cassava Ethanol Plant on Cards
July 31, 2015 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Victoria Mtomba  (News Day)  Zimbabwe is set to have a cassava ethanol producing plant to boost ethanol output as the country moves to accelerate mandatory fuel blending.
In an interview on Tuesday on the sidelines of …

Greenbelt Resources Looks at Commercial-Scale Success
July 30, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Biofuels Journal)  Greenbelt Resources Corp. has developed a feedstock testing program so potential cellulosic ethanol producers can see if their enterprise will succeed at commercial scale by processing a certain feedstock.
Darren Eng, …

Plan to Convert Deteriorated Rice into Fuel
July 3, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Erich Parpart (The Nation)  The Energy Ministry has been assigned by the government to help off-load around 5.89 million tonnes of deteriorated rice held in stockpiles with the plan at the first stage to convert …

Cassava-Run Biomass Plant Closer to Fruition
June 30, 2015 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Chan Muyhong (Phnom Penh Post) A planned biomass plant run on cassava in Battambang province looks ever more likely after a trial period with 100 farmers was successfully completed.
Idemitsu Oil & Gas signed a memorandum of …

Thailand Set to Become Regional Bioenergy Hub
June 2, 2015 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Krissana Parnsoonthorn (Bangkok Post)  Thailand has high potential to transfer biomass and biogas technology to other Asean members in the next five years, say industry experts. With abundant biomass resources and the government’s past …

4 Minutes with… Ezekiel Oyediji, Managing Director/CEO, Elzek Multilink Services & Investment
April 7, 2015 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Elzek Multilink Services & Investment[E M S I]LTD.is a private limited liability company duly registered in Nigeria.This is a small company that is aspiring to grow big with the co-operation …

Netherlands-Based Firm to Open Ethanol Plant
April 6, 2015 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Sun Star)  A Netherlands-based firm is set to pour in P13.5 billion investments in the eastern coast of Zamboanga City.  Second district Representative Lilia Nuño said the Van Kessel Inc. is putting up an Ethanol …

China New Energy Making Progress on Hungarian and Thai Ethanol Projects
April 3, 2015 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, China New Energy reports that its projects in Hungary and Thailand are proceeding well. Visontai Bioetanol Fejlesztő Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság has informed CNE that the 30 million …

Report Highlights China’s Growth in Biodiesel, Ethanol Production
February 6, 2015 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Information Network shows that China’s biodiesel production grew last year, reaching an estimated 1.13 billion liters (298.5 million gallons), …

First Cassava Shipment of Major Deal Leaves Port
January 7, 2015 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by George Styllis and Ouch Sony (The Cambodian Daily)  The first shipment of cassava in a major deal between a subsidiary of Chinese biofuel firm Henan Tianguan Group and a Cambodian logistics company left Cambodia …

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 …

Is the Next “Green Revolution” Right Around the Corner?
October 17, 2014 – 1:44 pm | No Comment

by Caitlin Kennedy (Biotech NOW)  National Geographic’s October issue contains an in-depth article, “The Next Green Revolution” on how plant biotechnology will be one part of a multifaceted solution to feeding a rapidly growing population in the face of …

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 …

Innovations in PLA Technology: Review of OBIC Webinar
August 15, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA) PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a polyester derived from renewable raw materials such as corn, cassava (tapioca) and other plants. Compared to other bio-based polymers (such as PET, PE) PLA …

Thailand Looking to Produce Ethanol from Rotten Rice Stocks – Officials
August 14, 2014 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat  (Reuters)  Thailand’s military government is studying a plan to use rotten rice from state stocks to produce ethanol, hoping to make use of grains that have gone bad and help reduce losses …

Mahtani Group to Build $150m Ethanol Plant
August 14, 2014 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Kalonde Nyati(Zambia Daily Mail)  Mahtani Group of Companies has partnered with Sunbird Group of the United Kingdom to develop a US$150 million bio-ethanol plant in Luapula Province.   Mahtani Group of Companies group chairperson Rajan …

Bangchak Buys B765m Ethanol Plant
August 4, 2014 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  SET-listed Bangchak Petroleum Plc (BCP), a majority state-owned refiner, has signed an agreement to buy most of a bioethanol factory in Chachoengsao for 765 million baht.  President Vichien Usanachotes said the board on …

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 …

Biofuels Discussions at Annual China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit
May 6, 2014 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Concerns about air pollution in China were voiced by a number of speakers at the 2nd International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit. The Summit that drew 500+ delegates took …

China New Energy Jumps on New Biorefinery Contract
March 11, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

(IFA Magazine)  The share price of AIM-listed China New Energy (CNE) rose by a tenth on Monday after the bioenergy engineering and technology firm received a contract to build another biorefinery for Ubon Bio Ethanol …

Edo Signs MoU Worth N85.5 Billion to Develop Agricultural Projects
March 5, 2014 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Edo State government has signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) worth N85.5 billion (€380 million), with four investors from the agricultural sector.  Keen to expand and develop their agricultural practices, two of …

Cassava-Based Ethanol Set to Boom in 2014 Tied to Crop Income Guarantee Scheme
December 20, 2013 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  The amount of cassava used in producing ethanol will nearly double to 3 million tonnes next year, driven by Commerce Ministry moves to push up the price of the crop. At present, 38% …

Cassava World Africa March 20-21, 2014 Lusaka, Zambia
December 13, 2013 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
Cassava World Africa   March 20-21, 2014    Lusaka, Zambia

“Transforming Cassava in Africa – Enhancing Food Security to Agro-Industrial Products!”

Global starch market outlook & feedstock economics
Cassava projects update in East, West and South Africa
Cassava agronomy/best practices and pest management
Value addition & market prospects
Mechanizing production and processing technology
Infrastructure plans …

Cassava for Ethanol Promotion Encouraged in Thailand
October 31, 2013 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  In Thailand, the ministries of Commerce and Energy are reportedly set to cooperate to develop a strategy to promote the production of ethanol from cassava.

In addition to this, the minister has also been …

Bio-Fuel Production Threatens Ghana’s Agriculture – Director
October 21, 2013 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

(Ghana Business News)  Mr Cyril T. Quist, Brong Ahafo Regional Director of  Agriculture,  has said mining and biofuel  production in the country posed a threat to agriculture. He said efforts at promoting sustainable food systems …

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 …

Scientists Alarmed by Rapid Spread of Brown Streak Disease in Cassava
May 13, 2013 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!)  World’s cassava experts to wage war against cassava viruses; introduction into Nigeria, the largest cassava producer in the world, could result in drastic food shortages in this part of Africa
Cassava experts are reporting new …

Phycal Captures CO2 Funding for Biofuel
March 12, 2013 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Debra Fiakas (Alt Energy Stocks)  As part of its program to promote beneficial reuse of carbon dioxide, the Department of Energy awarded a total of $27.2 million ($3.0 million in the first phase and $24.2 …

Kittiratt Urges Ethanol for Buses
March 7, 2013 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong wants new passenger buses in Thailand to run on ethanol instead of natural gas, while PTT Plc assures it can supply the fuel as is …

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 …

Cote d’Ivoire Launches PPP for Biofuels
December 5, 2012 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(Alternative Energy Africa)   A public-private partnership (PPP) has been launched to promote the production of ethanol from cassava and sugarcane in Cote d’Ivoire which would be used for clean cook stoves.  READ MORE

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. …

Agro2 Achieves Sustainability Certification for Cassava in Panama
November 5, 2012 – 7:14 pm | No Comment

(Agro2/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Agro2 S.A., located in Veraguas, Panama, is proud to be the first company in Panama to be certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification confirming the compliance of Agro2’s cassava production …

3rd Commercial Farm Africa March 19-20, 2013 Accra, Ghana
November 2, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment
3rd Commercial Farm Africa  March 19-20, 2013    Accra, Ghana

“Into Africa- Building Local Markets, Improving Farm Productivity & Increasing ROI”
“ Key highlights

Climate change and the impact on global agriculture market
Investment opportunities & land utilization in Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Liberia …

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 …

Government Funding Goes into Filipino Bioethanol Research
October 25, 2012 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Filipino Department of Energy (DoE) is to collaborate on a new bioethanol research project with Xavier University.
The DoE will commit to fund the university’s study into looking at potential bioethanol production via …

Soros Economic Development Fund and IFU Invest Millions in Food Security and Clean Cooking Venture in Africa
September 20, 2012 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

(Soros Economic Development Fund)  Soros Economic Development Fund and IFU Invest Millions in Food Security and Clean Cooking Venture in Africa
Funding for CleanStar Mozambique benefits smallholder farmers and the environment, creates jobs, and protects families …

The Top 10 Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining Companies in Asia
September 4, 2012 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …While the economic growth in China has been drawing virtually all the headlines in recent years, the “Tiger” economies of Southeast and South Asia have been fast-growing for a long …

Agro2 Expands Cassava Production Due to High Demand
August 2, 2012 – 10:40 am | No Comment

(Digital Journal)  Agro2, S.A., a leading cassava producer located in Veraguas, Panama, is expanding its current cassava production due to popular demand. In addition to a small-scale ethanol plant producing 500 liters of ethanol per …

Growing Better Biofuel Crops
July 5, 2012 – 4:38 pm | No Comment

by Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville  (The Scientist)   Research is underway to reduce the use of food crops for biofuels by shifting to dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues.
…Conversion of biomass is currently the most …

CLC bio Collaborates with Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa Project
July 4, 2012 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(CLC bio)  Today CLC bio and the International Laboratory for Tropical Agricultural Biotechnology (ILTAB) at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, announced a collaboration to benefit the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa project (VIRCA), a partnership including researchers …

CleanStar Launches First Cooking Fuel Facility in Mozambique; Alternative to Charcoal Cooking, Health Risks, at Hand in Africa
May 25, 2012 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Mozambique, the first sustainable cooking fuel facility was inaugurated by Federal Minister of Agriculture José Pacheco. The CleanStar project will produce ethanol-based cooking fuel for sale with the company’s cookstoves, …

TMO Renewables Expands Production of 2G Ethanol with Cassava Stalk
May 4, 2012 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(Business Wire)  TMO Renewables (“TMO Group”), a leading technology provider for cellulosic biofuels production, today announced the company has advanced to demonstration scale on cassava stalk feedstock with major Chinese fuel and food producers. TMO …

US Ethanol Industry Re-tools As Biofuels Struggle To Scale Post-IPO
March 5, 2012 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Felicity Carus (Aol Energy)  Now that almost all the gasoline in the United States is blended with up to 10% ethanol, producers are looking to export markets and refiners are looking at retooling strategies …

Scientists Say Cassava Will Thrive in Climate Change, Best Bet for African Farmers
March 5, 2012 – 9:32 am | No Comment

(The Washington Post/AP)  Calling cassava “the Rambo of food crops,” scientists Monday said the long-neglected root becomes even more productive in hotter temperatures and could be the best bet for African farmers threatened by climate …

Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation
February 28, 2012 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(Project Gaia)  Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), a parastatal under the Nigerian Federal Ministry of …

Sino-Swedish Biomass Fuel Research Project Fruitful
February 28, 2012 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

(Shanghai Daily)  A bilateral cooperative project on the study of biomass fuel sponsored by the Chinese and Swedish governments has made initial progress and is expected to enter the experimental phase, according to experts speaking …

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 …

Eastern Scraps Plan to Build Ethanol Plant
February 3, 2012 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo  (The Manila Times)  Eastern Petroleum Corp. has dropped plans to put up an ethanol production facility using cassava as feedstock in lieu of a sugarcane-based plant.
Fernando Martinez, Eastern Petroleum chairman, said …

Cassava Starch World 2012 February 22-24 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
December 30, 2011 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Cassava Starch World 2012   February 22-24  Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Centered around the theme on Finding Value Added Applications for Cassava, CMT’sCassava Starch World conference is a must attend event for the entire supply chain of the industry.
Find out key issues on

Cassava Starch outlook – markets, economics and its …

ICM Designs Cassava Ethanol Plant in Mozambique
November 2, 2011 – 8:47 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com) Ethanol plant design company, ICM, Inc., of Colwich, Kansas, has designed and constructed equipment for a “one gallon per minute ethanol plant” currently under construction in Mozambique that will use locally …

UBE Signs B2.4bn Ethanol Deal with China
October 27, 2011 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Ubon Bio Ethanol Co (UBE), an affiliate of Bangchak Petroleum Plc (BCP), has won a deal to ship 100 million litres of ethanol per year worth 2.4 billion baht to China.
The shipments averaging …

Map Identifies Potential Areas for Boosting Biofuel Crop Yield
October 11, 2011 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(EnvironmentalResearchWeb.org)  A global map that identifies areas of low-yielding biofuel crops whose productivity could be increased through intensification has been produced by researchers in the US.
…”The US biofuels target for 2022 is 136 billion litres,” Matt …

Novozymes Invests in CleanStar Mozambique for Food, Fuel Production
September 22, 2011 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novozymes announced its investment in CleanStar Mozambique at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. CleanStar Mozambique, a company founded by Novozymes and CleanStar Ventures, will work with smallholder farmers to …

Study Finds More Effective Way to Dry Ethanol, Reduce Costs
September 14, 2011 – 11:04 am | No Comment

by Brian Wallheimer   (Purdue University)  Purdue University researchers have found an alternative environmentally friendly and energy-efficient way to dry corn ethanol, and their proof is in the pudding.
Michael Ladisch, a distinguished professor of agricultural and biological …

Panama: $2 Million for Cassava Ethanol Plant
September 8, 2011 – 8:56 am | No Comment

(Central America Data)  The company Agro 2 has opened the first plant of its kind in Santiago, province of Veraguas.
With an initial investment of $2 million the processing plant producing cassava-based ethanol will begin operations next …

China’s Vision for Renewable Energy: The Status of Bioenergy and Bioproduct Research and Commercialization
August 30, 2011 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

Elizabeth R. Nesbitt, Paul Thiers, Johnway Gao, Sharon Shoemaker, Manuel Garcia-Perez, Julie Carrier, Joy Doran-Peterson, John Morgan, Guangyi Wang, Pierre Christian Wensel, Shulin Chen  (Journal of International Commerce and Economics)  The Chinese government is vigorously promoting commercialization of renewable energy and bioproducts, given environmental issues plus food, …

The A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Richard Sayre
August 15, 2011 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)   Dr. Richard Sayre keeps his plate full as both the Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and as …

Is China for You? Part II: The Resources and Investor Perspective
July 25, 2011 – 6:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The drivers for biofuels and cleantech as a whole? According to the 2010 China Statistical Yearbook, from 2005 to 2009 the gross domestic product of China grew at a compound …

The Rising Tigers of the China Bioenergy Trade
July 5, 2011 – 9:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … That the freighters out of China contain low-cost manufactured goods would surprise no one. The trick of the trade, from the ship owners’ point of view, has always been …

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. …

TMO Renewables Enters Joint Testing Programmes in China
May 10, 2011 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(TMO Renewables)  Leading Chinese corporations, COFCO and CNOOC, select TMO as second generation ethanol technology partner
TMO Renewables Ltd, a leading developer of a new process for converting biomass into fuel ethanol is proud to announce …

Global Food Crisis, Biofuels and Land Grabs in Ghana
April 29, 2011 – 8:42 am | No Comment

by Bright Owusu  (Ghana mma)  The time has never been riper for the people of Ghana to speak out about the terrible negligence of consecutive governments who have allowed horrendous land grabs by foreign nationals …

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 …

Global Consultations on Cassava as Bio-Fuel Open
October 20, 2010 – 8:12 am | No Comment

(Ghana News Agency)  Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture, on Monday noted that the commercial cultivation of cassava as an alternative source of bio-energy, would not compromise Ghana’s agricultural lands or threaten its …

Cassava and the Future of Thailand’s Biofuel Industry
September 17, 2010 – 6:20 am | No Comment

by David Lonardo & Benjamin Lazarus  (American World Services Corporation/Biofuels Digest)  …The country of Thailand, already one of the world’s leading agri-food exporters, believes it can attract investment in the advanced biofuel sector by providing …

Agro2 Pioneers Ethanol from Cassava in Panama
September 14, 2010 – 8:08 am | No Comment

(Agro2/PR.com)  Agro2 announces it will be the first company to research and produce ethanol from cassava in Panama, thanks to funding from FACT Foundation and the Global Sustainable Biomass Fund of NL Agency, a division …

Thai Ethanol Plant Set for October Start-Up
August 26, 2010 – 10:20 am | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Thailand’s Double A Ethanol expects to start production at its 250,000 t/yr cassava-based ethanol plant in Prachinburi in October.  Construction of the plant is entering its final stages. When operational it will produce mainly 99.5pc …

Candidate for Ag Commissioner Talks Biofuels
August 20, 2010 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

by Bob Thaxton (The Gazette-Enterprise)  Hank Gilbert, the Democrats’ nominee for Texas agriculture commissioner, discussed his proposed biofuels policy here Thursday during the next-to-last stop on a 13-city tour around the state.
…“Texas has the potential …

Gilbert Plan: Bring Jobs to Texas through Biofuels
August 12, 2010 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Jj Valesquez    (Victoria Advocate) …Hank Gilbert spoke on the steps of the Victoria County Courthouse, his cowboy hat shading him from the 95-degree heat, about his plan to make Texas a major biofuels producer. 
“What …

Chinese Experts Urge Government to Halt Corn-Based Ethanol Production on Price, Food Security Concerns
August 12, 2010 – 10:12 am | No Comment

(People’s Daily)  China’s industrial experts are advising the government to halt projects making ethanol bio-fuel with corn, as the projects are pushing up corn prices and sparking food security concerns.
Zhao Youshan, director of the Commercial …

Tanzania Has Big Biofuel Potential: FAO Study
July 15, 2010 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

(China Economic Net)  A huge potential for producing biofuels is expected in Tanzania without hampering the cultivation of food crops, according to a new study.
Conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently, the …

S. Korea’s EN3 Green Energy to Produce Bio-Ethanol
April 14, 2010 – 8:53 am | No Comment

(TradingMarkets.com)  South Korea’s EN3 Green Energy Co. Ltd plans to produce bio-ethanol using cassava root as the basic material in South Sulawesi.
EN3 already have three factories in Gowa and Takalar in that province producing cassava …

Korean Biofuel Banggi Venture
April 14, 2010 – 8:42 am | No Comment

(Daily Express) Two South Korean companies will set up a multi-million dollar project to produce biofuel using cassava, starting with a plantation in Banggi Island, off Kudat , middle of this year.
Jusin Group, a South …

China No. 2 Fuel Ethanol Maker Eyes Overseas Plant
March 22, 2010 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  Henan Tianguan Group Co. Ltd, China’s second largest fuel ethanol producer, plans to build plants in Southeast Asia to produce the renewable fuel and send it to China, company president Zhang Xiaoyang said on …

China Continues down Path to Use Cassava for Bioethanol Production
February 22, 2010 – 12:25 pm | One Comment

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  Albeit it hazy, news regularly filters out of China about the progress this country is making in using cassava as a raw material for producing bioethanol. The latest is that the Chinese …

Eco-Biofuels from the Tropics
February 22, 2010 – 10:37 am | No Comment

Palm oil from South-East Asia, sugarcane from Brazil and sweet sorghum in China are the most sustainable energy crops at present. Maize from the US and wheat in Europe have a much more negative environmental …

Firm Plans N300bn Investment in Bio-Kerosene Production
January 8, 2010 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Emeka Ezekiel (The Punch)  Cassava Agro Industries Services Limited has concluded plans to invest N300bn in the development of a new technology that will produce kerosene for domestic use from local cassava.  Chairman of …

China’s 1st Non-Grain Ethanol Project Goes into Operation
January 8, 2010 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(China Knowledge)  China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp or COFCO Group, China’s largest food processing, manufacturer and trader, put China’s first non-grain ethanol project into operation in Beihai, Guangxi Province at the end of …

Cassakero Project Targets 10,000 Ethanol Refineries In 36 States
November 30, 2009 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Grace Azubuike (Leadership Nigeria)  The cassakero project has targeted the installation of 10,000 small scale bio-ethanol refineries in the 36 states of Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), over the next four years …

Chinese Ethanol Demand Lifts Vietnam Cassava Exports
September 30, 2009 – 11:08 am | No Comment

(Alibaba.com)  Vietnam’s cassava chip exports are soaring because of demand from China to make ethanol and earnings for the whole of 2009 could be $800 million, nearly double those in the first eight months, state-run …

Vietnam Produces First Batch of Ethanol
September 8, 2009 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(ChinaView.cn)  Vietnam successfully produced the country’s first batch of 2,000 tons of ethanol, a bio-fuel for motor vehicles, local newspaper the People reported Friday.    The fuel is made from sugar cane and cassava.  …The plant is …

Nigerian,Oni, Donates Land for Chinese Ethanol Project
August 21, 2009 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Toba Suleiman (This Day)  Ekiti State Governor,  Segun Oni, has donated 15,000 hectares of land to  Chinese investors handling the ethanol project at Oke-Ayedun, Ikole Local Government area of the state, for cassava plantation.  His …

Venezuela Pioneers Alternative Fuel from Cassava Root
July 31, 2009 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

A team of engineers has found a way to convert waste products created when producing Casabes, or flat breads from the cassava root, into ethanol, butanol, isobutanol and proponal energy compounds that can produce fuel.  …

US/India Cooperative Agreements for 2nd Generation Biofuel Production
May 13, 2009 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

Indian government-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is tying up with US-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for a pilot project to produce second generation biofuel.  This biofuel — essentailly bio-ethanol — would be produced from cellulosic …

Industrial Biotechnology in China Amidst Changing Market Conditions
February 27, 2009 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Nesbitt (Journal of International Commerce and Economics)  The increasing use of industrial biotechnology by the Chinese liquid biofuels and chemical industries is expected to help offset energy security and environmental concerns generated by China’s robust economic …