According to a White Paper on China Industrial Biotechnology 2014″ published by the Tianjin Academy of Sciences, China is now the world’s 3d largest producer of fuel bio-ethanol after the USA and Brazil. Pilot studies on the use of non-food crops are underway. China’s biodiesel capacity is estimated at about 3 – 3.5 million tons, but due to limited supply of raw materials, plant capacity is idle, and the huge market demand is presently not met”

CAS news release, March 23, 2016