In a story designed to tickle Beatles fans and environmentalists alike, two Norwegian companies – oil company Norsk Hydro ASA and paper maker Norske Skog ASA – announced
last week that they are looking into using wood to produce biodiesel
. The companies said they expect biodiesel made from wood to have lower greenhouse gas emissions and are looking to build a biodiesel plant in Norway by 2012.
In a joint statement, the companies said, "By using timber we can also utilise [sic]a much greater proportion of the raw material and considerably reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared with biodiesel produced from rapeseed or other plant oils."
[Source: IOL] [Updated to remove ethanol
reference, which was inserted in error]