Our second visit brought us to the Feora Factory in Nykarleby (Uusi kaarlepyy). The employee in charge of the biodiesel production, Rory Penttinen, showed us their system to transform animal fat from the fox industry into bio fuels. The system is simple and uses by products from the fox fur industry to create a bio fuel cheaper than normal diesel. Feora will sell its bio fuel for 0.15€/L less than the price of fossil fuel set by Neste Oy.
On this tour around the factory we learned that biodiesel, unlike normal diesel, can mix with water. We didn’t know this before and we will definitely have to take this into account for the final solution.