Southwest Dingsheng Energy plans to build a base oil rerefinery in Xi Feng County, Guizhou province. A local government environmental assessment was recently completed for the 60,000 metric tons per year API Group I plant, which will cost about ¥159.8 million (U.S. $22.6 million).
United Kingdom-based Hydrodec Group this week unveiled details of the sale of its Australian hydrotreater - to its biggest shareholder, who will have the plant dismantled and shipped to the U.K.
Ruisike Co., a subsidiary of Chinese automaker Chery, began construction this month on a used lubricant rerefinery in Fanchang, Anhui province. The facility is expected to be completed in early 2020 and will have capacity to process 40,000 metric tons per year of used oil.
India is rerefining far less used lubricants than it could because of logistical challenges and apprehensions about the quality of recycled base oil, an expert said at an industry event in Mumbai last month.
Cleanaway, one of two rerefiners of base oil in Australia, has received state government approval to upgrade its Hunter Valley plant in order to produce Group II base oil and keep the facility alive.
With no domestic virgin base oil production and an abundance of recyclable used oil, Bangladesh could pose opportunities for rerefiners. But players say the sector will likely remain paltry without better technology and more government support.
China and India are the second- and third-largest lubricant markets, but they handle their used oil differently, according to a report from Kline & Co. India burns most of what it collects as industrial fuel, while China focuses more on rerefining to produce base stocks.
CleanOil Investment and a subsidiary of Jebsen Group inaugurated their joint venture used oil rerefinery and lubricant blending plant on Saturday in Zhuhai, China.
New Zealands antitrust regulator has settled on a resolution to proceedings against a waste oil collection division of EnviroWaste over alleged anti-competitive practices.
China has over 400 facilities capable of recycling used lubricants, but many are small and dont produce base oils, according to a Chinese rerefiner who said the countrys waste oil management system needs standardization.
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