Welcome to 2ndVegOil - 2nd Generation Vegetable Oil
A project supported by the
EU's Seventh Framework Programme
Future farming must contribute to the highest degree of sustainable resources management and to sufficient production and supply of high quality nutrients and energy. Carbon dioxide neutral engines will be a key issue for future farming since this will open the energy market for farmers and contribute to sustainability at the same time.
The 2ndVegOil project is a joint RTD and demonstration project of 10 organisations including industry, SME, a university, an energy agency, two agricultural organisations and a standardisation body, co-financed under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. It has run for 3 1/2 years from August 2008 to December 2011 and has pushed the former developments of neat vegetable oil powered engines to be ready for coming exhaust regulations (EU stage 4 for off-road vehicles respectively EURO 6 for road vehicles). The introduction of 2nd generation vegetable oil and engines into the agricultural markets will set standards for other branches and vehicles.