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Finnish oil refiner and marketer Neste Oil Corporation announced it has developed a biodiesel manufacturing process whose output solves many of biodiesel's traditional problems. Called "next generation biomass to liquid" or NExBTL, the resulting biodiesel can not only be made from animal fat or vegetable matter, but is more consistent in quality compared to current biodiesel manufactured in the EU, It is also more cold temperature and cold tolerant and has negligible exhaust emissions. The company is currently working with domestic automakers to test the new biodiesel for production over the next few years.
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      • 9 Years Ago
      Domestic automakers? Domestic to what? Finland? They dont build cars. Of the Scandinavian countries only Sweden do that.

      Still, I would love to use this on the new S80 with the new D5 diesel engine. Mmmmmmmm. Green and oh so good.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Putte you don't know what you're talking about.

      http://www.valmet-automotive.com

      http://www.sisuauto.com/portal/english/
      • 9 Years Ago
      Is NESTE more evil, or less evil, than ADM? I'm guessing less, because they're "European".

      In other news, the Fins, as well as other Scandanavians, can be quite cutting edge with their regulations. Their deforestation regulations are much more stringent than our, and they already require that biodegradable fluids be used in lumber harvest machinery. Hydraulics for lumber harvest machinery often run on rape-seed oil.

      I bet this trend is what's piqued NESTE's interest.