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28 May 2014 - Biodiesel from Waste : the Case for Mandatory Blending in Hong Kong (The Bulletin)

19 Feburary 2014 - The Good Oil (Hong Kong Trader)

4 October 2013 - As Others Struggle, New Hong Kong Biodiesel Plant Powers Ahead (Wall Street Journal)

28 September 2013 - ASB Biodiesel keen to conquer local market with new plant (SCMP)

5 September 2013 - ASB Biodiesel recognized as InvestHK’s 3,000th project (SCMP)

29 March 2013 - Biodiesel: The fuel of the future (SCMP)

5 March 2013 - Biofuels must be part of any clean air plan (SCMP Letters)
Biofuels must be part of any clean air plan
SCMP, March 5th 2013
Letters to the Editor - Page A12

The government is to be commended on its collaborative plan to improve air quality (A Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong). I am surprised, however, there is no mention of the potential contribution to be made by biodiesel.

A 2008 report to Britain's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) predicted reductions of 17 per cent in particulate matter, 8 per cent in non-methane volatile organic compounds and 23 per cent in carbon monoxide in a realistic scenario of biofuel uptake in the UK. Similar reductions were reported in a 2002 study by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The sulphur content of biodiesel is lower than ultra-low- sulphur diesel, and biodiesel produced from used cooking oil reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 87 per cent. A very small increase in nitrogen oxides (0.5 per cent in the Defra report) is offset by these other benefits and can be mitigated with the use of selective catalytic reduction devices such as the government proposes in its plan.

For all these reasons, many countries in Asia and around the world have made the use of a biofuel blend mandatory. Hong Kong has yet to follow their lead.

This year the local biodiesel industry will have the capacity to supply all the diesel vehicles on our roads with a 10 per cent blend of biodiesel (B10). But most of it will be exported to other markets where the demand is already well established by mandatory blending regulations.

Hong Kong needs all the help it can get to clean up its air quality and reduce its carbon emissions.Locally produced biodiesel is one more tool that the government should harness by introducing mandatory blending regulations requiring its use.

Anthony Dixon, CEO, ASB Biodiesel (Hong Kong) Ltd


15 August 2012 - ASB Biodiesel fires up HK project again (SCMP)

2 August 2012 - City’s firm plans waste to biodiesel biz model (China Daily)

8 November 2011 - ASB Biodiesel kicks of construction of Hong Kong’s largest bio-diesel facility (Press Releases)