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Rapeseed Cultivation Prepared in Southeast Iceland

Experimental cultivation of rapeseed for oil production is being prepared in all rural districts in the Austur-Skaftafellssýsla county in southeast Iceland. The oil can be used both for biodiesel and cooking oil production.

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Grain farming in Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The byproduct that is created when the oil has been pressed out of the rapeseed can be used as feed supplement for animals. The remaining straw can be used as bedding for horses, visir.is reports.

According to Baendabladid, the farmers’ newspaper, it is currently being tested what areas are most suitable for rapeseed cultivation.

Click here to read more about rapeseed oil production in Iceland.

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