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Finnish gas manufacturer Neste is readied to start a trial project to transform used cooking oil (UCO) into biodiesel at its biorefinery in Finland.

The trial, to be held at the company’s Kilpilahti refinery in Porvoo and also expected to last until the end of 2017, will check out just how UCO could be most efficiently useded as a biofuel feedstock.

Neste aims to refine 20,000 tonnes of the material yearly– obtained mainly from Finnish resources, including rapid food restaurants– to create its NExBTL brand name biodiesel.

During the trial period, UCO will comprise at most 4% of all renewable feedstocks useded at the refinery and also 0.2% of all feedstocks.

Neste ran experiments on UCO in 2015, however the 2,000 tonne spot processed at the time was also little to generate definitive results on the feedstock’s viability for biodiesel production, the firm records.

The gas giant states it will certainly keep track of climate affecting discharges from UCO handling and also report its searchings for to neighborhood ecological authorities.

According to Finnish laws, utilized cooking oil is classified as a waste product.

This article was written by Ilari Kauppila, replacement editor at Biofuels International.

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