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Neste Oil launches project to assess potential of straw as feedstock for biodiesel

5:11 AM MDT | September 2, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) and Raisioagro (Raisio, Finland) have launched a joint research project to investigate the potential of straw as a raw material for producing renewable diesel, Neste announced today. Large quantities of waste straw are produced as agricultural residue in Finland and elsewhere, and only a small proportion of this is currently used, Neste says. The project will study whether a logistically effective and efficient, large-scale straw harvesting chain could be created in Finland. The goal of the project is to investigate the practical...

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