Friday, 29 November 2019

Biodiesel-making machinery and equipment sourcing in China

We just offered a one-stop sourcing service for a client from Africa for their bio-diesel project, covering design, equipment and machinery sourcing, shipping and installation etc. Henan, Shandong, Hebei etc have the best oil-processing equipment and technology etc in China at the moment, especially the equipments from Henan, they account for more than 50% of the whole China market.

What is biodiesel ?
Biodiesel is an alternative fuel similar to conventional or‘fossil'diesel.Biodiesel can be produced from straight vegetable oil, animal oil/fats, tallow and waste cooking oil. The process used to convert these oils to biodiesel is called transesterification.

What are the raw materials of bio-diesel production ?
A variety of oils can be used to produce biodiesel. These include:
Virgin oil feedstock- palm oil, rapeseed and soybean oils are most commonly used.
Used cooking oil (UCO);
Waste vegetable oil (WVO);
Animal fats - tallow, lard, yellow grease, chicken fat etc;

How to make biodiesel ? 
The process of making biodiesel is known as transesterification. This process is achieved by adding methanol to vegetable oil. The process requires a catalyst to increase the rate of the chemical reaction between the methanol and vegetable oil. The catalyst used in the creation of biodiesel is an alkaline. Biodiesel production is the process of producing the biofuel, biodiesel, through the chemical reactions of transesterification and esterification. This involves vegetable or animal fats and oils being reacted with short-chain alcohols. The alcohols used should be of low molecular weight.

What is the process of biodiesel production ?
In China, from the used cooking oil to the bio-diesel, you need at least 5 processing phases:
Methanol Distillation;
Methyl Ester Distillation;

What machinery and equipment does biodiesel-making need ? 
To complete above processing, you need lots of processing machinery and equipments like pumps, tanks, heaters, coolers, detectors, drying towers, condensers, distributors, degassers, oil collectors, evaporators, reactors, heat exchangers, kettles, drying column, lye pots, reboilers etc. All above equipment and machinery can be sourced in China.

Where and how to source oil-processing equipments in China ?
China is the largest manufacturing bases for oil-processing equipment on the globe at present. It claims to have more than 1000 equipment oil-processing manufacturers scattering over 20 provinces and areas in Mainland China, among them, Henan, Shandong, Hebei, Helongjiang, Jilin etc account for 70% of the whole China market.

If you need sourcing support in bio-diesel production, please feel free to contact us for details, STIN group is offering a one-stop sourcing solution service for your bio-diesel project in China. 


Thursday, 21 November 2019

GACC (AQSIQ), CFDA, CCC certification and registration: the first step to China market for some specific products

Last week one of our clients from South Asia lost more than 120000 USD as their seafood was rejected at China customs due to their failed registration in China. According to the laws and regulations, all foreign seafood processing plant,seafood fishing and seafood transport boat,seafood processing boat,seafood independent cold storage are required to file their company information online with the Bureau of Import and Export Food Safety of AQSIQ and GACC before you loading. So it is very important for you to get the licenses or registration first before you export to China.

China is not only the largest exporter on the globe but also China is the largest importer for lots of products like crops,milk, meat, seafood, luxury goods, wine, chips, medical devices etc. However,if you'd like to export your products to China, following certification (licenses or registration) is very important for some products.

CCC certificate, short for China Compulsory Certification, is a must for following products exporting to China market, please check the link below: ( covering more than 400 different products).

CFDA certification or registration is a must for following products exporting to Chinese market:
pesticides and biocides registration, cosmetics and new cosmetic ingredient registration, medical device registration,dairy (infant formula milk powder), drugs, chemical drugs, nutritional supplements, health food, disinfectant, pet food, pharmaceutical excipient.

AQSIQ (GACC) certification or registration is a must for following products exporting to Chinese market:
Foreign Food, covering meat, egg and final egg products, aquatic products and seafood, traditional Chinese medicinal materials, grains, cereals and final cereal products, grease and oil, soft drinks and beverages, sugar, vegetables and final vegetable products, flavouring ingredients of plant origin, dried fruits and nuts, other foods of plant origin, canned foods, dairy products, bee products, liquor and alcohol, pastry biscuits and crackers, candied fresh fruit, cigarettes, tea, flavouring ingredients, other processed fruit, food for special dietary purposes.

Dairy, covering milk and milk powder

Meat, covering beef, lamb, pork, venison, poultry in any the form of cooked,chilled,frozen or pickled ways etc

Seafood,covering salmon, Atlantic salmon, herring, sardines, herring, tuna, bonito, mackerel, anchovy, eel,
Tilapia, channel catfish, catfish, canned fish, canned shark fin. sturgeon caviar substitute. crab, shrimp, lobster. crustaceans, crayfish, oysters (oysters including sea fans, mussels). cuttlefish and squid, clams, clam and shellfish, abalone, snail, sea cucumber, sea urchin, jellyfish, aquatic invertebrates.

Pet Food, covering wheat bran, palm kernel and meal, palm fat meal, coconut meal, plant-based feed additives, fish meal and other aquatic animal protein, pet food, harvest eggs, cassava residue, squid liver powder, Antarctic krill bait, fermented soybean meal, living nereis (feed), live river shrimp (bait), shrimp feed (aquatic animal origin only), fermented, expanded soybean cake and meal, food for pig, feeding dairy products, corn wine dregs, beet pulp, fish meal and aquatic animal protein feed, alfalfa grass, chicken, beef, mutton bone meal, vitamin feed additives, butter, suet, oat forage

Recycling Materials,covering waste Paper, metal, steel, copper and non-ferrous metal..

STIN is offering a one-stop certification consulting services for you in China in person, please feel free to ask us any question related. Our mission is to save you more time, cost and energy, reducing the risks in your business in China !

Friday, 15 November 2019

How and where to find qualified UCO suppliers from China

     China, thanks to her huge population and peculiar cooking ways, currently produces more than 3.7 million tons of waste oils per year, which is 2.13 times the number of total waste oils made in European Union, the U.S. and Canada. 

    As of Dec 31, 2018, China exported 581164 tons of used cooking oil from Jan, 2018 (the whole year) based on the data from China Customs,the total export volume increased around 69% compared with the previous year. During the first quarter of 2019, China exported 121748 tons of used cooking oil,China is expected to export more than 600000 tons of UCO by the end of 2019. Guangdong, Hebei, Sichuan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Hunan province etc contributed heavily to the whole export. 

    In China,the main sources of bio-diesel feedstocks are UCO (covering used rapeseed oil, used sunflower seed oil, used peanut oil, used palm oil and other used vegetable oils), gutter oil, spent bleaching clay oil and acid oil. As for the UCO, it only accounts for around 42% of all waste oils. All these waste oils will be further processed, refined, and then exported to Europe in name of 'Industrial Blend Oil', so actually the term (word)‘UCO’we discussed in this topic is NOT referring to the‘pure’used cooking oil, it is referring to a kind of blend oils for industrial purpose. We call it‘Industrial Blend Oil’in China, which is a mix of used cooking oil, gutter oil or other wastes.

     In China each province has their own policies or regulations on the management of waste oils, in regard to the UCO manufacturing bases, currently Sichuan, Hebei, Guangdong are the top 3 in China. Hebei claims to have the most UCO plants in China, particularly around Shijiazhuang City. Lots of UCO from North China, covering Beijing, Tianjin,Inner Mongolia etc, has flowed into Hebei area.Shandong has the largest refining capacity with most oil refiners (refineries), they mainly collect UCO from central and eastern China.Sichuan has been a major UCO refining base in western China since 2015 due to their unique cuisine habit. Sichuan is the home of hotpot food, in which lot of cooking oils are used. That's why they have more UCO than other provinces in China.Guangdong is next to South China Sea, and it has been the largest UCO exporter in China since 2016 thanks to its convenient transportation by sea.

    Here are the main UCO collectors with ISCC certificates and their locations here in Mainland China at present.

      As for the export destination, currently Netherlands is the largest export destination for China UCO, accounting for around 60.5% of all China UCO export in the first half of 2019. Korea comes next, followed by Spain, Hongkong, Thailand, and UK. Please contact us for further information when necessary.

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Meihu Village,Yiwu -- the Largest Leftover Stock Market in China

      Buying brand new socks at 0.1 USD per pair, new jeans at 1-2 USD per piece, nice sports shoes at 2 USD per pair, nice stainless steel bottle at less than 1 USD per piece ... Is it true? Yes, it is true. Come to Meihu village, Yiwu, you will enjoy a feast of shopping in China, especially for those leftover stock importers worldwide.

Meihu Village, a small village located in Yiwu city, China, claims to be the largest leftover stock market at present. More than 50 different industries (covering shoes, clothes, hardware and other general commodities ) and more than 2000 leftover stock wholesalers are scattering over the small village, attracting thousands of clients home and abroad every day. In 2018,it claims to have an annual turnover of more than 300 billion RMB. For sure it is one of the largest leftover stock market in China now based on its sales revenue and scale. Here are some items they are selling in the stock market.