Rapeseed is an essential crop in agriculture, as it, among other things, helps to increase the grain yield in the field the following year by 10-15%.
Out of the rapeseed, approximately half of it becomes B100 Biodiesel RME Premium, another half becomes protein feed, and the remaining part becomes glycerine.
About 32% of the cultivated biomass on the rapeseed field is used for energy and fuel. The vast majority of the fat from the seed is used for rapeseed cakes and otherwise rapeseed oil, but there are only a limited and declining sales of fat to this market normally, which of course has changed due to the war. So, under normal circumstances, where the feed for the animals still needs to be used, biodiesel is a natural outlet for the rest of the rapeseed so all can be used and not go to waste.
Our suppliers constantly optimise to extract the greatest utilisation from the rapeseed, so that as much glycerine and cooking oil comes out of the product as possible, as it has the greatest value.
Rapeseed production can thus help to displace both fossil fuels, as it reduces CO2 emissions by up to 70% compared to ordinary diesel and replaces the import of soy from abroad for animal feed – which all in all makes very good sense for the climate…