In the Netherlands, BTG announced that it has developed a process to produce a renewable diesel from second-generation biomass. Henk Kamp, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, took a ride in BTG’s 4-wheel drive vehicle, traveling on wood-based pyrolysis-diesel during a visit to Enschede on last week. This program is financed by the private sector and the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Earlier this year, the new pyrolysis factory in Hengelo received a subsidy of 4 million Euros from the Netherlands’ Top Sector Programme. René Venendaal, CEO of BTG said, “With unique achievement, second generation diesel is available that is renewable and does not compete with food production. When we will fill up this diesel at the petrol station? Our cross-country vehicle of BTG already runs on it. Now it is up to the oil companies and authorities to take up this challenge. They can count on the pioneers in Overijssel!”