China expects to make 5m tonne ethanol by 2010

According to the Huaxlee website, China expects to make 5 m tonne ethanol by 2010, in a post quoting from the China Daily. It will be fueling the need wtih biomass.

This blog has noted before that China has looked at biofuel from a range of sources including biomass. This volume is interesting enough for foreign players to take an interest in the country. The Huaxlee story is potentially useful for outlining the Chinese biofuel strategy and giving details of how biomass is being used.

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One Response to China expects to make 5m tonne ethanol by 2010

  1. Fuel Additives 10 December, 2008 at 7:53 pm #

    While ethanol is viewed as an alternative fuel, it’s effects on the environment need to be considered.

    In the process of oxidation inside any engine, alcohols lead to the formation of hard carbon deposits. Hard carbon deposits or carboxyl agglomerations contribute significantly to harmful emissions (SOx, NOx, unburned hydrocarbons, and CO).

    It can then be said that the presence of alcohol in the combustion process contributes to pollution significantly.

    Just a few thoughts.

    Thanks.

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