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Estonia shale oil industry

Enefit280 oil plant

The new Enefit280 plant produced its first oil in December, 2012 and the operation of the plant will increase step-by-step to the designed parameters.

The new plant

will consume per year 2.26 million tons of oil shale
will produce per year 1.7 million barrels of shale oil
75 million m³ of hydrogen rich retort gas
280 GWh of electricity

The plant uses a new, more reliable and higher capacity Enefit280 technology, with much lower environmental impact. The technology has been developed by Enefit Outotec Technology, joint venture of Enefit and the international engineering company Outotec.