Hafnarsamfélag Eyjafjardar (“The Harbor Association Eyjafjördur Fjord”) is investigating the possibility of producing biodiesel in the defunct fish meal factory in Krossanes in Akureyri, northeast Iceland.
The oil would be produced from corn imported from Canada. In December, a delegation from Canada visited Akureyri to see whether extensive sea transport and the construction of a diesel factory would be possible in Eyjafjördur. RÚV reports.
After the fish meal factory in Krossanes was closed down recently, Hafnarsamfélag Eyjafjardar suggested it could be used for experimental production of biodiesel in cooperation with Canadian companies.
According to RÚV, the fish meal factory could easily be transformed into a biodiesel factory. Hafnarsamfélag Eyjafjardar is expected to confirm its plans by the end of this month.