Earlier this year, Gushan Environmental Energy Limited reached an annual biodiesel production capacity of 240,000 tons with a new plant in Beijing. At the time, Gushan said they hoped to reach an annual capacity of 400,000 tons by the end of 2008. They are now getting 50,000 tons closer.
As is known to everybody, China is hungry for energy. Biofuels look like one of the solutions the biggest country on Earth is seriously considering. Take this example: China Agro-Technology, Ltd. has announced that it's investing $200 million to build a two million ton per year biodiesel refinery in Beihai, Guangxi Province. The company announced that they have new "advanced leaf growing technology" to grow Jathropa as source to make biodiesel.