Scientists bid to turn wood shavings into diesel

A £2.6m research programme is under way in Norway to turn trees into biodiesel. With funding from the SINTEF group, the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia, Norwegian biofuel company […]

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By ELN reporter

A £2.6m research programme is under way in Norway to turn trees into biodiesel.

With funding from the SINTEF group, the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia, Norwegian biofuel company Xynergo will bid to turn wood shavings into synthetic diesel suitable to run an ordinary diesel-engine car.

The wood is converted into energy-rich synthesis gas in a reactor and is then liquefied.