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Biodiesel Produced in Akureyri

The innovation company Orkey in Akureyri, north Iceland, will this month launch production of eco-friendly fuel, biodiesel, which is mostly produced from left-over oil used for deep frying and animal fat, but also other waste.


From a busy street in Reykjavík. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The goal is to produce 300 tons of biodiesel in the first year of production and it is estimated that two to three man-years will be created in the first stage in addition to a few related jobs, Fréttabladid reports.

Orkey was founded in February 2007 and has since then looked into various possibilities for the production of biodiesel. The company’s purpose is to work towards sustainable production and use of renewable energy resources.

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