IEA: Estonia is pioneering technologies for more efficient and cleaner use of oil shale

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The extracted rock can be used directly as a power plant resource or it can be processed to produce shale oil, which in turn can be refined into gasoline, diesel or jet fuels. The research concentrates on two aspects: maximizing the production of liquid fuel and reducing the carbon intensity of oil shale-based power and heat generation. There are also significant reserves in Jordan, Morocco, Sweden, Syria and Turkey.