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Indonesia sees 2024 biodiesel consumption rising to 11 MMt

Indonesia's unblended biodiesel consumption in 2024 is seen rising to 11 - 11.4 MMt from 10.7 MMt last year, leading to a possible fall in palm oil exports.

Yokogawa releases OpreX carbon footprint tracer to support decarbonization in the process manufacturing industries

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the development and release of OpreX Carbon Footprint Tracer, a solution in the OpreX Transformation lineup that targets the carbon footprint management needs of companies in the process manufacturing industries.

MMA production via ACH Process and acrylonitrile-related production discontinued at Hiroshima, Japan plant, withdrawal from certain businesses to follow

The Mitsubishi Chemical Group hereby announces that it has decided to discontinue MMA monomer production by the ACH process as well as the production of acrylonitrile and acrylonitrile derivatives at the Mitsubishi Chemical Hiroshima Plant.

hte provides first high throughput unit to Shanghai Institute of Cleantech Innovation

hte was awarded a tender by Shanghai Institute of Cleantech Innovation to supply a 16-fold high throughput test system for Fischer-Tropsch catalyst evaluation.

MAMII expands membership with Chevron, Seapeak, and TotalEnergies joining the initiative

Leading energy companies TotalEnergies and Chevron, and major gas carrier Seapeak, have joined the Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative, led by SafetyTech Accelerator.

Vietnam aims to produce 100,000-500,000 tons of hydrogen a year by 2030

Vietnam aims to produce 100,000-500,000 metric tons of hydrogen a year by 2030 as part of its energy transition efforts, according to the country's hydrogen development strategy adopted earlier this month.

Axens successfully starts up hydrocracking units at Shenghong's integrated refinery in China

Axens successfully started several new units at Shenghong Refining & Chemical (Lianyungang) Co. Ltd’s crude-to-paraxylene complex in China’s province of Jiangsu.

Heraeus first foreign company to invest in Japanese ammonia startup

As the first foreign company, the Hanau, Germany-based technology group Heraeus has invested in the Japanese startup Tsubame BHB.

Yokogawa invests in and signs memorandum on business partnership with Tsubame BHB

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced that it has invested in and signed a memorandum on a business partnership with Tsubame BHB Co., Ltd. which has developed an ammonia synthesis method that makes use of electride catalysts.

Asia's SAF projects and agreements

SAF, or alternative fuel made from renewable sources that are used to power aircraft, is crucial for the aviation sector to reach its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, but its adoption remains in a nascent phase. Following is a look at other SAF projects and agreements in the Asia-Pacific region.