Biodiesel technology receives the Finnish Innovation Award

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The NExBTL technology allows Neste Oil biodiesel from vegetable oil and animal fat has received a Finnish innovation award in the amount of EUR 20.000 from the federation of the chemical.

The production plant will open during the summer 2007 and will be situated on the site of the refinery of Neste Oil Porvoo.

This technology is the unique moment and contributes to fixed objectives by the European Union or 5,75% biofuels by a 2010. The fuel obtained by this process can be used as such for vehicles or mixed with normal diesel. In mixture, biodiesel contributes to the reduction of NOx emission of exhausts from vehicles pots. Neste Oil currently negotiates the construction of plants based on this technology in Austria and France.

For more information, contact:
- Site of the Finnish chemical industry:
- Site Neste Oil Finland
For more information:
- Contact at Neste Oil: Jyrki Ignatius - Tel: + 358 50 458 7034
- Contact with Riitta Juvonen - Tel: + 358 9 1728 4318 or 358 40 515 7107 + -
Sources: Website of Neste Oil:
Editor: Marie Aronson, scientific attachee


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