Danish firm DONG Energy has joined forces with a Finnish oil refining company to develop cost-effective technology for producing renewable fuels.
They will work on developing a process, which will include the use of DONG Energy’s ‘Inbicon’ technology (pictured), to produce renewable diesel and aviation fuel based on agricultural residues.
Neste Oil, which has been running a microbial oil pilot plant that produces oil from waste and residues in Porvoo, Finland since 2012, will provide its expertise in the project.
Henrik Maimann, Cice President at Dong Energy said: “We are continuously developing our Inbicon technology in order to expand the use of agricultural residues. We are now able to produce high-quality cellulosic sugars that can be used in various applications and we see Neste Oil as the obvious partner when developing a technology where we use these cellulosic sugars for renewable fuel production.”
The technology has already passed laboratory and pilot tests and is currently being verified on a larger scale, DONG Energy said.