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Neste, ExxonMobil Tout SAF Distribution in France (Int’l.)
Neste, ExxonMobil
Date: 2022-01-12
Petroleum fuels giant ExxonMobil is reporting an agreement with Finland-headquartered renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste Corp., iation Fuel at France's major airports. Under the partnership, Neste's SAF production capabilities will be integrated with ExxonMobil's traditional jet fuel delivery and distribution operations.

The agreement follows the French Government's 1 pct SAF jet fuel blend mandate, which came into force from Jan. 1, 2022. (Source: ExxonMobil, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: ExxonMobil, www.corporate.exxonmobil.com; Neste, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, Renewable Aviation, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Exxon,  SAF,  Renewable Diesel ,  


Avfuel Supplying SAF to ACI Jet Orange in California (Ind. Report)
Avfuel
Date: 2022-01-12
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based aviation fuels and services provider Avfuel Corporation has added ACI Jet Orange County, near the John Wayne Orange County Airport, in southern California to its list of branded fixed-base operators (FBOs) now providing Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to air carriers using thie facilities. Avfuel delivered its first load of SAF to ACI Jet Orange County at the close of December 2021.

This new supply of SAF supports ACI Jet's customers who are looking to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions immediately and significantly, according to the Avfuel release. (Source: Avfuel Corp, Website, PR, Bioenergy Int'l, 11 Jan., 2021) Contact: Avfuel Corp., Keith Sawyer, Manager of Alternative Fuels, 734-663-6466, ksawyer@avfuel.com, www.avfuel.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Avfuel,  SAF,  


Neste Targets 100 pct Renewables, Carbon Neutrality by 2035 (Int'l.)
Neste, Vattenfall
Date: 2021-12-31
Finland-headquartered renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste Corp., is reporting an 800 GWh power purchase agreement (PPA) with Vattenfall for hydropower from its Nordic hydropower plants for delivery in the beginning of January 2022.

Neste aims to use 100 pct renewable electricity globally by 2023 and, in addition to the Vattenfall hydropower agreement, has increased the use of renewable electricity at its Porvoo refinery in Finland with wind power and has agreed on wind power deliveries with its partners Statkraft, Ilmatar and Fortum.

Neste is committed to combating climate change and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions both globally and locally. To that end, the company aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own production, cut emission intensity of the use of products sold by Neste and help customers reduce emissions with Neste's renewable and circular solutions. The company is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2035.

Download Neste climate commitment details HERE . (Source: Neste Corporation, Website PR, 22 Dec. 2021) Contact: Neste Corp.,, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Vattenfall,  Carbon Neutral,  GHG,  Hydropower,  Renewable energy,  


Malaysia Airlines' Neste SAF Fueled Flight Takes Off (Int'l.)
Malaysia Airlines
Date: 2021-12-22
Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia, is reporting its inaugural flight using a blend mixture of approximately 38 pct Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) and conventional jet fuel, in partnership with PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) and Helsinki-headquartered Neste.

The successful operation was a result of the supply deal between PETCO Trading (UK) Ltd, which is PETRONAS' marketing and trading arm in Europe, and Neste, the world's leading producer of renewable diesel and SAF refined from waste and residues. In its neat form, and over the life cycle, Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 pct compared to fossil jet fuel use, according to Neste.

In addition to using SAF, the flight deployed GE Digital's FlightPulse® and Fuel Insight software to track in-flight fuel performance. The flight data will be processed and analyzed to help better understand possible futyre SAF fueled flights, according to the release. (Source: Neste, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Neste, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, Renewable Aviation, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com; Malaysia Airlines, www.malaysiaairlines.com/hq

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  SAF,  


Neste Scores CDP Climate Change Leadership Level (Ind. Report)
Neste, CDP
Date: 2021-12-08
Helsinki-headquartered biofuels producer Neste Oy is reporting receipt of its fifth consecutive annual Leadership level and A- score for its climate action by the non-profit CDP (fka Carbon Disclosure Project). Neste also received good results in CDP's Forests and Water Security assessments, based on the company's climate-related sustainability performance in 2020.

In the results released by CDP on 7 December 2021, Neste is one of a few Nordic companies in the climate leadership level and among the best European companies achieving good results from the committed work on supply chain transparency and land-based metrics in the forest assessments, according to the release.

CDP's Forests assessment analyzes companies' ability to manage and measure forest-related risks and opportunities, transparency and their commitment to actively restore forests and ecosystems. Neste transparently discloses its forest footprint as part of the CDP program. All the palm oil Neste uses has been fully traceable to the plantation level since 2007 and 100 pct certified since 2013. Over the past decade, palm oil's share in Neste's annual renewable raw material inputs has decreased significantly. In the first year-half of 2021, palm oil represented approximately 7 pct of renewable raw material inputs globally. Neste plans to reduce the share of palm oil to 0 pct of its global renewable raw material inputs by the end of 2023, according to Neste. (Source: Neste Oy, PR, 7 Dec., 2021) Contact: Neste Corp.,, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com; CDP, Lance Pierce, Pres. North America, (212) 378 2086, info.northamerica@cdp.net, www.cdp.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Carbon Disclosure Project,  CDP,  Climate Change,  Palm Oil,  


100 pct SAF Commercial Passenger Jet Test Success (Ind. Report)
Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Neste
Date: 2021-12-01
Researchers from aircraft manufacturer Airbus, engine-maker Rolls-Royce, the German research center DLR and Helsinki-headquartered Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) producer Neste are reporting initial results of in-flight emissions testing using an Airbus A350 powered by Rolls Royce engines found "no engineering obstacle" to running on 100 pct SAF, according to an Airbus statement.

Currently, aircraft are allowed to operate on a 50 pct mix of SAF and conventional jet fuel. This initial success points to SAF's potential to reduce aviation's climate impact.

Researchers reported "burning SAF emits significantly less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fossil-based aviation fuel and boasts a lower density and higher energy content per kilogram, compared to conventional kerosene." (Source: Airbus, Flying, 29 Nov., 2021) Contact: Neste Corp.,, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com; Airbus, www.airbus.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  Neste,  Airbus,  Sustainable Aviation Fuel,  


Neste Advances MultiPLHY Green Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
Neste, Sunfire
Date: 2021-11-26
Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oy reports it has begun the execution phase of the MultiPLHY project aimed at integrating and operating the world's first high-temperature electrolyzer system in multi-megawatt-scale (2.4 MW) at its renewable products refinery in Rotterdam. The project aims to demonstrate production of green hydrogen for the refinery's processes.

The MultiPLHY project , which launched in early 2020, has completed conceptual design work and detailed engineering work is being finalized.

In the scope of the project, electrolysis company Sunfire will supply the multi-megawatt electrolyzer based on the innovative solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) technology operating at high temperatures of 850 degree C. Due to the utilization of heat, the high-temperature electrolyzer requires significantly less electricity to produce one kilogram of green hydrogen.

The MultiPLHY project has received grant funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme supported Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research. (Source: Neste Corporation, PR, Website, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Neste Corp., Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior VP, Innovation, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com; Sunfire, Nils Aldag, CEO, www.sunfire.de

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Sunfire,  Green Hydrogen,  


Neste Green Hydrogen, CCS Wins EU Innovation Funding (Int'l.)
Neste,EU Innovation Fund
Date: 2021-11-22
Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oy is reporting the EU Innovation Fund has agreed to €88 million funding to its green hydrogen and carbon capture & storage (CCS) project at the company's refinery in Porvoo, Finland. The project introduces carbon capture and storage (CCS) and electrolysis solutions that allow decarbonisation of production at the refinery. The project is currently in the feasibility phase.

The project will strongly contribute to the reaching of both Finland's and the EU's climate targets and has a significant role in Neste's target of carbon neutral production by 2035.Neste anticipates a reduction of more than 4 million tons of CO2 emissions can be achieved at the Porvoo refinery in the first 10 years of operation, according to the Neste release. (Source: Neste, Website PR, 17 Nov., 2021) Contact: Neste Corp.,, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Green Hydrogen,  CCS,  EU Innovation Fund,  


Neste Included in 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (Int'l.)
Neste,Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Date: 2021-11-15
Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oy reports it has been selected in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the 15th consecutive year. Neste is included in both DJSI World and DJSI Europe listing, among the most sustainable companies in the world.

The companies eligible for S&P Dow Jones Indices are selected based on their comprehensive assessment in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). Since 1999, the CSA in collaboration with Dow Jones Indices (now S&P Dow Jones Indices) has been one of the most important and leading global sustainability benchmarks. The assessment of companies this year is based on their performance in 2020. Only leading companies in each industry are included in the indices each year. (Source: Neste Corporation, PR, 15 Nov., 2021) Contact: Neste Corp.,, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  


DFW Touts First Aviation Ind. SAF Circular Economy (Ind. Report)
Avfuel, Nests
Date: 2021-11-12
In the Lone Star State, in collaboration with Avfuel Corporation and Neste, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is reporting it is the first airport in the United States to test a collaborative circular economy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project. As part of the project, Neste subsidiary Mahoney Environmental collects used cooking oil from more than 200 DFW airport concessionaires which Neste processes into Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) . To complete the project loop, Avfuel supplied 8,000 gallon “demo” load of the SAF to Corporate Aviation for its business aviation customers.

DFW, Avfuel and Neste will continue to explore opportunities to bring more SAF to commercial and cargo airlines at DFW airport . DFW is aiming become a net-zero operation by 2030. (Source: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Aviation Pros, 11 Nov., 2021) Contact: Neste, Chris Cooper, VP Renewable Fuels, US, Peter Vanacker, Pres., CEO,+358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com; Avfuel Corp., Keith Sawyer, Manager of Alternative Fuels, 734-663-6466, ksawyer@avfuel.com, www.avfuel.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Avfuel,  SAF,  Aviation Biofuel,  


Neste Confirms, Extends Climate Emissions Commitments (Int'l.)
Neste
Date: 2021-11-01
Helsinki-headquartered Neste reports it has two existing and ambitious climate commitments: reaching carbon neutral production (Scope 1 & 2) by 2035 and helping its customers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 million tpy of CO2e by 2030. Neste is now aiming to reduce Scope 3 emissions by 50 pct by 2040 compared to 2020 levels.

Neste aims to meet its climate objectives by increasing the share of renewable and circular solutions as well as working with suppliers and partners to reduce emissions across the company's value chain. As a concrete example of reducing the Scope 3 emissions, in 2020 the majority of Neste's product distribution logistics in Finland used Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ and in 2021, will run almost entirely on renewable diesel.

According to the release, Neste will sign the Business Ambition for 1.5 degree C Commitment Letter and will continue to build on its climate actions to keep them inline with the Paris Climate Accord 1.5 degrees C emission scenarios and recommendations of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). (Source: Neste Corp., PR, Website, 27 Oct. 2021) Contact: Neste Corp., Peter Vanacker, Pres., and CEO, Susanna Sieppi, VP Communications, +358 50 458 5076, media@neste.com, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GHGs,  SBTi,  Paris Climate Agreement,  Neste,  Renewable Diesel,  Carbon Emissions,  


Neste, Hesburger Announce Renewable Diesel Agreement (Int'l.)
Neste
Date: 2021-10-20
Helsinki-headquartered renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste reports it and Finnish restaurant chain Hesburger have agreed to "engage in a significant circular economy collaboration."

Under the agreement, Neste will recycle used cooking oil from more than 300 Hesburger restaurants in Finland and in the Baltic states to produce renewable diesel. As a result of the collaboration, Hesburger will begin using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in the majority of its transport vehicle fleet, reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in these transports by up to 90 pct compared to fossil diesel use, according to the release. (Source: Neste, Website PR, 18 Oct., 2021) Contact: Nesburger, www.hesburger.com; Neste, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, Heidi Peltonen, Team Lead, Sustainable Partnerships, Marketing & Services, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Renewable Diesel,  


Neste Expanding MY Renewable Diesel Availability (Int'l.)
Neste
Date: 2021-10-13
Reporting from Helsinki, following the July launch of Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ on the Belgian market Neste has entered a partnership with Q8 to offer the product on seven Q8 stations this year.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a premium diesel made entirely from renewable raw materials. It helps reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90 pct when emissions over the fuel's life cycle are compared with fossil diesel. The renewable diesel is a 'drop-in' fuel, fully compatible with all diesel engines, not requiring any modifications to the existing vehicles or fuel distribution infrastructures.

With over 465 fueling stations, Q8 is one Belgium's largest fuel suppliers and marketers. (Source: Neste. Website PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Neste, Jeremy Baines, Pres., Neste U.S., +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Renewable Diesel,  


Neste Offloading Base Oils Business to Chevron (M&A, Int'l.)
Neste, Chevron
Date: 2021-10-06
Helsinki-headquartered Neste Corporation is reporting an agreement to sell its existing base oils business to Chevron Corporation, one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, on undisclosed terms. Subject to regulatory and customary closing conditions, the deal is expected to close in Q1, 2022.

The agreement covers a combination of share and asset deals forming Neste's entire global base oils business. The parties have also agreed on a long-term offtake for Neste's base oils supply from Porvoo, Finland.

The sale will cover Neste's Porvoo base oils production volumes, its premium brand NEXBASE™, all formulation coverage associated with the brand, as well as a global marketing and distribution platform. Neste is also exiting the joint venture with Bapco and Nogaholding, and will no longer have presence in Bahrain. (Source: Neste, Website Release, 4 Oct., 2021) Contact: Neste, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, Heidi Peltonen, Team Lead, Sustainable Partnerships, Marketing & Services, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Chevron,  


AES, Google Partner on Nest Renew Thermostat Launch (Ind. Report)
AES Corporation, Nest thermostat,Google
Date: 2021-10-06
Arlington, Virginia-based AES Corporation reports it is partnering with Google on Nest Renew, a new service for Nest thermostats. At launch, AES will offer Nest Renew through its US utilities, AES Indiana and AES Ohio. Nest Renew is designed to work with compatible Nest thermostats to help prioritize clean energy usage and track the positive difference customers are making on the environment. Nest Renew Premium includes Clean Energy Match, which will match a home's estimated fossil fuel electricity with renewable energy credits (RECs) from US wind and solar. helping to support the growth of clean energy.

Nest Renew will integrate with Uplight, AES' digital technology partner. AES uses Uplight to help speed integration and enable the bundling of multiple utility program options into a simple, consumer-friendly experience. AES is also partnering with Google to identify or develop wind and solar projects that can generate renewable energy certificates (RECs) for Clean Energy Match. (Source: AES Corp., PR, Johnson City Press, Oct., 2021) Contact: AES Corp., Kristina Lund, US Utilities Pres., CEO, Chris Shelton, VP, Chief Products Officer, www.aes.com, www.aes.com/Google-Nest-Renew; Uplight, www.uplight.com; Neste Thermostat, www.nest.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Uplight,  Nest Thermostat,  AES Corp.,  Energy Efficiency,  Google,  


Neste Announces TripActions SAF Partnership (Ind. Report)
Neste
Date: 2021-09-29
TripActions and Reed & Mackay, the fastest-growing group "travel and spend" management group, and Helsinki-headquartered sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste are reporting a global partnership to offer Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ to all TripActions Group customers. The agreement marks the first time that a corporate travel management company is able to give customers the option to purchase SAF at scale directly from the fuel producer or an airline and thus reduce their business travel carbon footprint.

Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is made from sustainably sourced renewable waste and residue raw materials. In its neat form and over the lifecycle, Neste MY SASF reduces GHG emissions by up to 80 pct as compared to fossil jet fuel use. The fuel enables significant reductions in flying-related emissions, giving businesses an opportunity to contribute to reportable emission reductions with Science-Based Targets (SBTs), according to the Neste release. (Source: Neste, Website PR, 29 Sept., 2021) Contact: TripActions, Ariel Cohen, CEO, www.tripactions.com; Neste, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, Renewable Aviation, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  SAF,  


Neste, Kinder Morgan Partner on Biofuels Logistics (Ind. Report)
Neste, Kinder Morgan
Date: 2021-09-15
Helsinki-headquartered Neste reports it is partnering with Texas-based energy infrastructure developer Kinder Morgan, Inc. to support the increased production of renewable diesel (RD), sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable feedstocks such as used cooking oil for polymers and chemicals production.

As part of the initial phases of the project, Kinder Morgan will modify 30 existing storage tanks and piping at its Harvey, Louisiana facility to accommodate segregated storage for a variety of raw material. The project includes the installation of a new boiler for heating tanks and railcars and infrastructure improvements The project, which is supported by a long-term commercial commitment from Neste, is expected to begin operations in Q1, 2023. (Source: Neste Corporation, Website News, 13 September 2021) Contact: Neste, Jeremy Baines, Pres., Neste U.S., +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; Kinder Morgan, www.kindermorgan.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Kinder Morgan,  Renewable Fuels,  Renewable Diesil,  Biodiesel,  SAF,  


Neste Acquiring Agri Trading (Int'l. Report, M&A)
Neste Oyi,Agri Trading
Date: 2021-09-08
Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oyi reports an agreement to acquire 100 pct of Minnesota-based independent renewable waste and residue fat and oil traders Agri Trading and its affiliate entities, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.

Together with previously announced acquisitions of IH Demeter, Bunge Loders Croklaan and Count Terminal in the Netherlands, and Mahoney Environmental in the United States, Agri Trading will also enhance Neste's competitiveness in the global waste and residue raw material market, according to the company.

Neste refines waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels -- renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) -- and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials through its proprietary NEXBTL technology.

As a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products with a commitment to reach carbon-neutral production by 2035, Neste is also introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as waste plastic as refinery raw materials. In 2020, Neste's revenue stood at €11.8 billion, according to the company website. (Source: Neste Oyi, PR, Website, 7 Sept., 2021) Contact: Neste Oyi, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, Heidi Peltonen, Team Lead, Sustainable Partnerships, Marketing & Services, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; Agri Trading Corp, 800-328-5189, www.agritradingcorp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Neste Oyi,  SAF,  NEXBTL,  Biofuel,  


Neste Touts Transport Fuel Emissions Monitoring Service (Int'l.)
Neste
Date: 2021-09-01
Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oy is the first company in Finland to provide a service for companies and other organizations to monitor their climate emissions caused by the use of transport fuels. Road transport accounts for more than 90 pct of Finland's total transport emissions.

Neste's new digital service helps companies monitor their consumption of Neste transport fuels, the resulting greenhouse gas emissions, and emissions reductions achieved through the use of renewable diesel over a specific time period. The service uses graphs and maps to illustrate the geographic and chronological distribution of consumption and emissions, and provides benchmarking data on each company's road transport emissions in their respective sector.

A recent Neste industry survey found that the use of renewable diesel in the public sector has more than tripled from 2019 to mid-2021 when the total annual consumption of diesel is considered. At the same time, the proportion of renewable diesel from the total consumption of diesel has doubled in the manufacturing industry and increased by more than five-fold in the goods transport, according to Neste. (Source: Neste Oyi, Website PR, 31 Aug., 2021) Contact: Neste Oyi, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, Heidi Peltonen, Team Lead, Sustainable Partnerships, Marketing & Services, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Transportation Emissions,  Neste,  Renewable Diesel,  


Neste Reports on Q2 "Solid Performance" (Int'l. Report)
Neste Oyi
Date: 2021-07-28
Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oyi released its latest financial results for the first half of this year and reported a solid performance in its renewable products portfolio. The company's renewable products segment posted an operating profit of €287 million for Q2, down from €314 million during the same period, 2020.

According to Neste Pres. and CEO Peter Vanacker, "Neste's renewable products continued to be resilient and was able to maintain a healthy sales margin. Oil products' second quarter was characterised by the scheduled Porvoo refinery major turnaround, which was safely and successfully implemented in very challenging pandemic conditions. Marketing and services performed very well with gradually recovering sales volumes. A weaker US dollar had a negative impact of €45 million on the group's comparable operating profit year-on-year. Our ROACE over the last 12 months was 15.6 pct, and we had a leverage ratio of 7.7 pct at the end of June." (Source: Neste Oy, Website PR, 27 July, 2021) Contact: Neste Corp., Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste Oyi,  


Neste Lauds EU Fit for 55 Package (Opinions & Editorials)
Neste, Fit for 55
Date: 2021-07-23
Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oyi issued the following comments in welcoming the EU's "Fit for 55" commitment to long-term policies and the ambition to become climate neutral by 2050:

"As a whole, the Fit for 55 package seems to provide the tools to combat the climate crisis during this decade by raising the ambition level of emission cuts across different sectors of the economy. It will support the growth of renewable fuels markets in both road and aviation segments. The Commission's proposal to establish an EU-wide obligation to supply a growing minimum share of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) as of 2025 will create a large market and progressively cut down emissions from flying. The package also supports Neste's climate commitments, including to reach carbon neutral production by 2035. Now that the EC's proposals will enter the legislative process, it will be important to further raise the level of ambition and keep the focus on emission cuts by various solutions, not only by specific technologies," notes Neste VP for Public Affairs, Ilkka Rasanen.

"Neste firmly believes that all solutions are needed in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the societies. On European roads, the number of electric cars is growing at a rapid pace, which is a logical and welcome development as the power generation sector is embracing emission free technologies. However, achieving the ambitious climate targets requires both EVs and renewable transport fuels, as internal combustion engine vehicles will keep playing a key role for a long time, particularly in heavy-duty vehicles. The average age of cars in Europe is more than 10 years; this means that many new vehicles sold today will still be in use for another 15-20 years. When it comes to especially heavy-duty vehicles, internal combustion engines and renewable fuels, both biofuels and so-called e-fuels (Power-to-X), will be needed for a long time. After all, the combustion engine is not the problem when the fuel is renewable and sustainably produced. Already today, customers using the Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ made from 100 pct renewable raw materials can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90 pct compared to fossil diesel.

"The aviation industry has already taken steps in the right direction by committing to the target of achieving carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onwards. Neste, as the world's leading producer of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), is committed to helping the aviation industry meet the proposed EU-wide obligation.

"Following its sustainable sourcing principles, Neste continues to develop the availability of emerging, lower-quality waste and residue raw materials, as well as agricultural and forest harvesting residues, algae and municipal solid waste as future raw materials. Neste is also exploring Power-to-X technologies as a new renewable fuel." (Source: Neste, PR, Website 16 July, 2021)Contact: Neste, Ilkka Rasanen, Vice President, Public Affairs, +358 50 458 5123, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Biofuel,  Fit for 55,  


Avfuel Supplies Million Air Burbank with SAF (Ind. Report)
Avfuel
Date: 2021-07-09
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based aviation fuels and services provider Avfuel Corporation reports it is collaborating with Million Air Burbank (KBUR) -- an Avfuel-branded FBO -- to supply Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Avfuel's first truckload of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) arrived at the FBO on June 24, this year.

As previously reported ,Neste will supply Avfuel with SAF in sufficient volumes to meet the growing demands of Avfuel's customers, including fixed base airport operators, flight departments, original equipment manufacturers and commercial operators. Avfuel will be a branded SAF distributor for Neste and will sell the fuel under the brand name Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. (Source: Avfuel Corp., PR, 8 July, 2021) Contact: Avfuel Corp., Keith Sawyer, Manager of Alternative Fuels, 734-663-6466,ksawyer@avfuel.com, www.avfuel.com; Million Air Burbank, Priscilla Howden, GM, 818-843-8311, www.millionair.com; Neste, www.neste.com/products/all-products/aviation

More Low-Carbon Energy News Avfuel,  SAF,  Neste MY,  


Emerson Automation to Increase Neste Biofuels Prod. (Ind. Report)
Neste
Date: 2021-07-09
St. Louis-headquartered Emerson Electric reports it will supply automation systems and software support to increase renewable diesel (RD) production to 1.3 million tpy by 2023 at Neste's expanded refinery in Singapore. With the expansion, the refinery will have additional capacity to produce up to 1 million tpy of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable raw materials for polymers and chemicals, supporting the company's goal to reduce customers' greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 million tpy by 2030.

Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oyi is the world's largest producer for renewable diesel (RD) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from renewable waste and residue raw materials. (Source: Emerson, Neste, 8 July, 2021) Contact: Emerson, Ron Martin, 314 553 2000, www.emerson.com; Neste Oy, Carl Nyberg, Exec. VP, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  SAF,  Renewable Diesel,  


Neste MY RD Receives Industry's First TOP TIER Cert. (Ind. Report)
Neste
Date: 2021-07-07
Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oyi reports its Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ is the first renewable diesel (RD) brand to receive TOP TIER™ Diesel Fuel certification for its high quality and powerful performance.

The TOP TIER standard was introduced in 2017 and has been endorsed by General Motors, Volkswagen, Detroit Diesel, Navistar, and Ford and other engine manufactureres.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available in the U.S. at more than 1,400 delivery points across California and Oregon as well as in Europe in Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

According to Neste, "Simply by switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel, fleet operators can immediately transform any diesel powered vehicle or equipment to release no new GHG emissions from the tailpipe with no extra costs and no modifications to existing engines." (Source: Neste Oy, Website PR, 6 July, 2021) Contact: TOP TIER, www.toptiergas.com/why_top_tier; Neste Corp., Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste MY Renewable,  Neste,  


Neste's Porvoo Refinery Back On Line (Int'l. Report)
Neste
Date: 2021-06-28
In Helsinki, Neste Oyi is reporting scheduled maintenance work at its Porvoo refinery in Finland has been completed and the refinery is back in production.

The work came in at approximately €630 million, of which approximately €330 million was realized in the major turnaround in 2021. In 2020, only critical refinery maintenance work was completed due to the corona pandemic.

Neste refines waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. Neste is the world's leading producer of renewable diesel (RD) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste and helping customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. The company aims for carbon-neutral production by 2035.

In 2020, Neste's revenue stood at €11.8 billion ($14.070 billion) with 94 pct of the company's comparable operating profit coming from renewable products, according to the company website. (Source: Neste Corporation, Website PR, 24 June, 2021) Contact: Neste Oy, Carl Nyberg, Exec. VP, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

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Neste, LyondellBasell to Develop Renewable Polymers (Int'l. Report)
Neste, LyondellBasell
Date: 2021-06-23
Rotterdam, Netherlands-headquartered LyondellBasell Industries N.V. and Finland-headquartered oil refiner and biofuels producer Neste have recently announced a long-term agreement under which LyondellBasell will source NesteRE feedstock produced with 100 pct bio-based sources like waste and residue oils and fats from Neste. The NesteRE will be converted into polymers at LyondellBasell's Wesseling, Germany plant and sold under the CirculenRenew brand name.

As previously reported, the companies joined forces in 2019 for the world's first commercial-scale production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based polyethylene.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is a multinational chemical company with U.S. operations headquarters in Houston, Texas, and offices in London, UK. The company is the largest licensor of polyethylene and polypropylene technologies, according to its website. (Source: Neste, Zacks, Nasdaq, 21 June, 2021) Contact: LyondellBasell Industries, www.lyondellbasell.com; Neste Corp., Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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Neste, Boston Consulting Announce SAF Agreement (Ind. Report)
Neste
Date: 2021-06-23
Helsinki-headquartered Neste is reporting an agreement with business management specialist Boston Consulting Group (BCG) for the purchase of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ to be delivered to airlines SAS and Finnair covering the volume of fuel used on all Nordic region flights taken by BCG employees. Through this new arrangement, BCG expects to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions on flights with these airlines.

BCG has committed to achieving net-zero climate impact by 2030, and supports efforts to scale up the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels to decarbonize air travel as part of its broader strategy to reduce emissions resulting from business travel. SAF is an important lever to reduce the climate impact of flying, and the use of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel offers up to 80 pct reduction in life cycle GHGs compared to conventional fossil jet fuel.

With this SAF-based solution, Neste's SAF is sold to organizations directly and delivered to their most frequently used airlines. The solution includes a third-party audit process to ensure that other customers cannot claim emission reduction on the same SAF volume. Neste's current MY SAF production capacity is approximately 34 million gpy. (Source: Neste, PR, Website, 17 June, 2021) Contact: Neste Corp., Sami Jauhiainen, VP Business Development, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; Boston Consulting Group, www.bcg.com

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Neste Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2035 (Int'l. Report)
Neste Oyi
Date: 2021-06-16
In Helsinki, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel producer Neste Oyi reports it is committed to using 100 pct renewable electricity in its global production operations and to become carbon neutral by 2035.

To that end, Neste has committed to approximately 40 pct of the electricity used at its Porvoo refinery will be renewable wind power in 2025 and will increase the share of renewable electricity with Guarantees of Origin, based on existing renewable electricity generation capacity. Guarantees of Origin will help increase the share of renewable electricity to 100 pct of Neste's electricity needs by 2023.

Neste aims to reduce the indirect greenhouse gas emissions of electricity purchases at its Porvoo refinery by approximately 50,000 tpy of CO2 equivalent. With all the wind power agreements combined, Neste will reduce indirect GHG emissions of its electricity purchases at its various Finnish production sites by approximately 120,000 tpy CO2 equivalent -- roughly the annual carbon footprint of more than 19,000 average EU citizens. (Source: Neste Oyi, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Neste Oy, Carl Nyberg, Exec. VP, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

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Neste, ITOCHU Collaborate on Renewable Diesel in Japan (Int'l.)
Neste, ITOCHU
Date: 2021-06-11
Neste and ITOCHU Corporation report they are joining forces to deliver renewable diesel to the Japanese market. In this collaboration, ITOCHU Corporation will be the first company in Japan to sell and distribute renewable diesel from Neste. In addition, FamilyMart, which is owned by Additionally, ITOCHU Corporation's FamilyMart convenience store chain will use renewable diesel in delivery vehicles at their distribution center in Yokohama City.

Neste's renewable diesel is produced from 100 pct renewable raw materials and helps reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90 pct when emissions over the fuel's life cycle are compared with fossil diesel. The renewable diesel is a "drop-in" fuel fully compatible with all diesel engines, not requiring any modifications to the existing vehicles or fuel distribution infrastructures, according to Neste. (Source: Neste, PR, 9 June, 2021) Contact: Neste, Carl Nyberg, Exec VP, Renewable Road Transportation, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

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Vitol Supplying Neste SAF at Heathrow (Int'l., Ind. Report)
Neste
Date: 2021-06-04
Helsinki-headquartered sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste Oy reports Vitol Aviation, a fuel supplier at Heathrow Airports in the UK, is making Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ available beginning today, June 3rd, ahead of the G7 Summit to be held from 11 to 13 June 2021. Vitol Aviation intends to deliver further supplies ahead of COP26 to enable attendees to also transit to Glasgow with lower-emissions.

Neste MY SAF is produced 100 pct from renewable and sustainable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel, in its neat form and over the life cycle, reduces up to 80 pct of greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil jet fuel use. (Source: Neste Oy, PR, Website, 3 June, 2021) Contact: Neste Oy, Jonathan Wood, VP Europe, Renewable Aviation, Susanna Sieppi, +358 50 458 5076, media@neste.com , www.neste.com; Vitol , Andrea Schlaepfer, +44 (0)7525 403796, acs@vitol.com, www.vitol.com

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Neste Testing Renewable Gasoline in Sweden (Ind. Report)
Neste Oyi
Date: 2021-05-26
Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oyi, the world's leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials, reports the final phase of testing of its 75 pct bio-based renewable gasoline is now beginning with complete commercial tests of the fuel to follow.

According to the release, Neste's 75 pct bio-based renewable gasoline can reduce GHG emission by up to 65 pct over the fuel's life cycle when compared to fossil fuels. Neste is aiming to improve this figure to eventually achieve up to 90 pct emission reduction with an up to 95 pct bio-based content fuel.

The present tests study the properties of the fuel and mix ratios to further reduce emissions before commercial tests. (Source: Neste, PR, Website, 21 May, 2021) Contact: Neste Oy, Carl Nyberg, Exec. VP Renewable Road Transportation, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

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Jetflite Offers Neste SAF Fueled Private Flights in Finland (Int'l.)
Neste
Date: 2021-05-05
Finland-headquartered business aviation company Jetflite AB is offering lower-emission private business flights in Finland. Jetflite is committed to sustainable aviation and is reducing greenhouse gas emissions with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The first lower-emission flight by Jetflite will take place this month. Jetflite specialises in business flights, group charter and air ambulance services, aircraft management and air cargo services.

As previously reported Neste's SAF supply capacity is currently 100,000 tpy but expected to grow to 1.5 million tpy when its expanded Singapore refinery comes on line in 2023.(Source: Jetflite, Neste, PR, 4 May., 2021) Contact: Jetflite, +358 20 510 1900 | sales@jetflite.fi www.jetflite.fi; Neste, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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Neste to Produce 500,000 tpy of SAF in Rotterdam (Int'l. Report)
Neste Oyi
Date: 2021-04-30
Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oyi, the world's leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials, reports it will invest roughly €190 million to modify its existing renewables production capacity in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to enable production of up to 500,000 tpy of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The refinery presently produces mainly Neste MY Renewable Diesel™.

Neste expects the project to be completed in the second half of 2023. This extends Neste's growing footprint in the Netherlands and demonstrates the shared sustainability ambitions of Neste, the Dutch government, and the Port of Rotterdam in particular. Together with the company's ongoing Singapore refinery expansion, Neste will have the capacity to produce 1.5 million tons of sustainable aviation fuel annually by the end of 2023. Currently Neste's sustainable aviation fuel annual production capacity is 100,000 tons. Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ in neat form and over the life cycle, reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 80 pct compared to fossil jet fuel. Neste's revenue in 2020 stood at €11.8 billion, with 94 pct of the company's comparable operating profit coming from renewable products, according to the release. (Source: Neste, PR, Website, 29 April 2021) Contact: Neste, Thorsten Lange, Executive VP Renewable Aviation, Matti Lehmus, Executive VP Renewables Platform, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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Avfuel Supplying Neste SAF to Textron Aviation (Ind. Report)
Avfuel
Date: 2021-04-30
Avfuel Corporation is reporting an agreement to supply Neste MT Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Wichita-headquartered Textron Aviation. Textron Aviation will use the SAF for new aircraft deliveries and customer demo flights. (Source: Avfuel, PR 28 Apr., 2021) Contact: Textron Aviation, 316.517.8270, www.txtav.com; Avfuel, Craig Sincock, CEO, 734-663-6466, www.avfuel.com; Neste, Chris Cooper, VP North Am., +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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Neste Expands SAF Hub in Northern California (Ind. Report)
Neste, AvFuel
Date: 2021-04-14
Neste Oyi and NuStar Energy L.P. is reporting supply trucks are now able to load Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ at the NuStar-operated Selby Terminal near San Francisco, California. The first gallons have been safely picked up and delivered to the nearby Monterey Regional Airport.

Due to the strategic location of the Selby Terminal, Neste and its partners Avfuel and Signature Flight Support are now able to supply sustainable aviation fuel to a growing number of airports across the western United States.

NuStar handles and stores a significant proportion of the total low-carbon fuels volumes utilized in California, including nearly 27 percent of renewable diesel, 18 percent of ethanol, and 6 pct of biodiesel.

In 2020, Neste established a continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) from NuStar's Selby Terminal using an existing pipeline - a first for the industry. (Source: Neste Corporate News, 13 Apr., 2021) Contact: Avfuel, Craig Sincock, CEO, 734-663-6466, www.avfuel.com; Monterey Jet Center, 831-373-0100, www.montereyjetcenter.com; Neste, Chris Cooper, VP North Am., +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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First4Milk Soil Carbon, Sustainability Project Launched (Int'l.)
First Milk, Neste, Agricarbon
Date: 2021-03-31
In the UK, milk producer First Milk is touting the First4Milk project which establishes a comprehensive and scientifically robust soil carbon baseline for First Milk farms. The project will see high intensity, field-by-field soil carbon stock quantified across 40 farms, with the intention to extend this to 100 First Milk farms by the end of 2021.

The initial phases of the project are being conducted in partnership with Nestlé, which is supporting this as part of its climate journey roadmap, building robust scientific data, with partners, to effectively drive progress in carbon reduction through its supply chain. The First4Milk sustainability programme aims to sequester 100,000 tpy of carbon in soils by 2025 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. (Source: First Milk, Website PR, 30 Mar., 2021) Contact: First Milk, www.firstmilk.co.uk; Agricarbon, + 34 957422099, + 34 957422168, info@agriculturadeconservacion.org, www.agricarbon.eu: Neste UK, Robin Sundaram, Responsible Sourcing Manager, www.neste.com

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Avfuel Supplying Neste MY SAF at Monterey Jet Center (Ind. Report)
Avfuel, Neste
Date: 2021-03-31
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based aviation fuels and services provider Avfuel Corporation reports it is now supplying Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM on a regular basis to its branded FBO, Monterey Jet Center (KMRY), in Monterey, Calif.

According to the release, each truckload of SAF that Avfuel delivers to Monterey Jet Center will provide a 22 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions over the lifecycle compared to petroleum-based jet fuel. SAF is the most effective way to reduce a flight's carbon footprint and in the future could deliver up to 80 pct less greenhouse gas emissions versus traditional jet fuelif used in its neat form.

Avfuel is one of the first United States companies able to supply the fuel on a regular basis. Neste expects to produce 515 million gpy of SAF by 2023. (Source: Avfuel, PR, 29 Mar., 2021) Contact: Avfuel, Craig Sincock, CEO, 734-663-6466, www.avfuel.com; Monterey Jet Center, 831-373-0100, www.montereyjetcenter.com

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Neste, NYK Ink Renewable Diesel Shipping Contract (Int'l. Report)
Neste Oyi, NYK Line
Date: 2021-03-22
Singapore-headquartered NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte. Ltd., a medium-range product/chemical ocean tanker operator, is reporting a contract with Finland-based Neste Shipping Oy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Espoo, Finland-based Neste Oyj, for the ocean transportation and delivery of renewable diesel from Singapore to North America.

Neste Renewable Diesel (NRD), which is produced from globally sourced wastes and residues such as waste animal fat, vegetable oil and used cooking oil, has chemical properties similar to those of fossil diesel and and reduces Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions up to 90 pct compared to fossil diesel. (Source: NYK Line, PR, Hellenic, 20 Mar., 2021) Contact: NYK.Line www.nyk.line; Neste Corp., Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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Clean Fuel Standard Act Passes in New Mexico Senate (Reg. & Leg.)
Clean Fuel Standard
Date: 2021-03-19
In Santa Fe, the New Mexico State Senate has approved the state's Clean Fuel Standard Act (CFS) requiring a minimum 10 pct decrease in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels below 2018 levels rising to a 28 pct by 2040. The act was originally tabled on 19 Jan, 2021.

Fuel producers and importers could meet the CFS by producing sufficiently low-carbon fuels or by purchasing credits generated from any business in any sector of the state's economy, including the agriculture, chemical, dairy, energy, forestry, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, waste management and wastewater treatment industries.

Also this month, the New Mexico Clean Fuel Coalition was formed in conjunction with the CFS. Coalition members include: Advanced Biofuels Community Fuels, BIO, the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, Darling Ingredients, EcoEngineers, Fulcrum Bioenergy, Gevo, Iogen Corp., LanzaTech, Novozymes, Neste, Oberon Fuels, Poet, Renewable Energy Group, and Velocys. (Source: New Mexico Legislature, PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: New Mexico Clean Fuel Coalition, www.lcfcoalition.com

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Neste Plans Rotterdam Biofuels Plant (Int'l. Report)
Neste
Date: 2021-03-17
Espoo, Finland-headquartered oil refiner and biofuels producer Neste reports the selection of the Dutch port of Rotterdam as the location for its next renewable products refinery. A final investment decision is expected in late 2021 or early 2022.

The new Rotterdam facility will be roughly the same size as the company's €1.5 billion ($1.79 billion) refinery expansion currently under construction in Singapore. The Singapore plant produces renewable fuels from waste and residues such as used cooking oil, animal fat from food industry waste, fish processing waste and residues from vegetable oil processing. (Source: Neste, PR, 15 Mar., 2021) Contact: Neste, www.neste.com

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Neste's Bunge Refinery Acquisition Approved (Int'l. Report, M&A)
Neste, Bunge
Date: 2021-03-03
Further to our Nov. 4, 2020 report, Espoo, Finland-headquartered renewable diesel specialist Neste reports its planned acquisition of the Bunge Loders Croklaan's refinery located next to Neste's existing biorefinery in Rotterdam has received regulatory approval.

The Bunge facility incorporates a pre-treatment facility, tank farm, jetties and a pipeline connection to Neste's site. The transition of operations is slated for completion before the end of 2024.

The acquisition allows Neste to accelerate the scaling up of its renewable raw material pre-treatment capacity and to expand its annual nameplate production capacity from the current 3.2 to 4.5 million tons in the first quarter of 2023, of which the company's Singapore facility expansion will provide 1.3 million tons. (Source: Neste, PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: Neste Corp., Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; Bunge, www.bunge.com

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Fintoil's €100Mn Hamina Biorefinery Const. Underway (Int'l.)
Fintoil
Date: 2021-02-15
In Finland, Helsinki-headquartered Fintoil reports all necessary environmental and construction permits are now in hand for its planned €100 million biorefinery in Hamina and construction is slated to get underway before the month end.

Fintoil's 200,000 tpy refinery -- the world's third largest crude tall oil (CTO) refinery -- is expected to begin commercial operations mid summer of 2022 using Neste Engineering Solutions's patented NEXPINUS technology to refine a kraft pulp byproduct to produce feedstock for renewable second-generation renewable diesel.

In addition to crude fatty acid, the distillation process separates rosin, sterol pitch, and turpentine, which are sold for further refinement. (Source: Fintoil, PR, 10 Feb., 2021) Contact: Fintoil, Timo Saarenko, +358 50 310 4425, timo.saarenko@fintoil.com, info@fintoil.com, www.fintoil.com; Neste Engineering Solutions, www.neste.com/about-neste/who-we-are/neste-engineering-solutions

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Neste, DSM Partner on Bioplastics (Int'l. Report)
Neste, DSM
Date: 2021-02-05
In the Netherlands, Royal DSM and Espoo, Finland-based renewable fuels specialist Neste Oy are reporting a partnership for the production of high-performance plastics from sustainable feedstock. Under the agreement, DSM Engineering Materials in Troy, Michigan will start replacing a significant portion of the fossil feedstock used to date in the manufacture of its engineering resins with feedstock produced from recycled waste plastics and/or 100 pct bio-based hydrocarbons.

Over the short term, the collaboration aims to replace several thousand tons of fossil feedstock in the production of polymers with alternative, sustainable feedstock: biobased and waste plastic based hydrocarbons.

Neste produces its biobased hydrocarbons entirely from renewable raw materials, such as waste and residue oils and fats. For the production of waste plastic derived feedstock, Neste focuses on plastics that cannot be mechanically recycled and have previously been directed to incineration and landfilling. (Source: DSM, Neste, PR, Contact: DSM Engineering Materials, www.dsm.com/engineering-materials/en_US/home.html; Neste Corp., Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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Neste, Avfuel Partnering on Supplying SAF (Ind. Report)
Neste, SAF, Avfuel
Date: 2021-01-15
Espoo, Finland-headquartered renewable diesel specialist Neste and Avfuel Corp. have announces a strategic partnership to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the U.S.

Neste will supply Avfuel with SAF in sufficient volumes to meet the growing demands of Avfuel's customers, including fixed base airport operators, flight departments, original equipment manufacturers and commercial operators. Avfuel will be a branded SAF distributor for Neste and will sell the fuel under the brand name Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. (Source: Neste, PR, 12 Jan., 2021) Contact: Neste, www.neste.com/products/all-products/aviation; Avfuel Corp., Keith Sawyer, Alt. Fuels Manager, (734) 663-6466, www.avfuel.com

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Neste Takes Stake in US Chemical Recycling Specialist (M&A, Int'l.)
Neste,Alterra Energy
Date: 2021-01-06
Espoo, Finland-headquartered renewable diesel specialist Neste is reporting acquisition of a minority stake in Akron, Ohio-headquartered chemical recycling specialist Alterra Energy . Neste says the partnership will help Alterra Energy commercialize its proprietary technology in Europe.

Alterra's patented technology transforms waste plastic into petrochemical products that can be further refined into various products and fuels.

(Source: Neste, Recycling Int'l., 5 Jan., 2021) Contact: Alterra, Frederic Schmuck, CEO, 330-752-1111, www.alterraenergy.com; Neste Corp., Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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DHL Express to Fly on Shell Supplied SAF (Int'l. Report)
Shell Aviation
Date: 2020-12-18
Shell Aviation reports an agreement to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to DHL Express at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. DHL Express be the first customer to be supplied under Shell and Neste's SAF supply agreement, announced in September 2020.

The SAF being supplied by Shell Aviation represents a full year of DHL Express's fuel requirements from Schiphol Airport, The SAF will be used in blended form and is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue raw materials. (Source: Shell Aviation, 18 Dec., 2020) Contact: Shell Aviation, www.shell.com/business-customers/aviation.html; Neste Oyi, Salla Ahonen, VP Sustainability, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

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Neste Launching MY Non Road (Renewable) Diesel™ (Int'l. Report)
Neste Corp
Date: 2020-12-11
Espoo, Finland-headquartered renewable diesel specialist Neste reports that the beginning of January 2021, will mark the launch of its Neste MY Non Road Diesel™ fuel oil produced from 100 pct renewable raw materials. Neste MY Non Road Diesel is comparable to Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ used in road transport, in terms of the 100 pct raw material base and emissions reduction.

At the beginning of 2021, the Finnish government bio mandate for renewable fuels will be extended to fuel oil. The mandate is intended to promote the use of biofuel oil to replace light fuel oil in heavy equipment, stationary motors and heating to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support Finland's and the EU's climate goals. (Source: Neste, PR, All Things Arb, 10 Dec., 2020)Contact: Neste Corp., Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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Quebec Supports Woody Biomass-to-Fuel Project (Ind. Report)
Neste
Date: 2020-12-02
The Government of Quebec has announced $5.943 million ($4.55 million US) in funding to a non-profit organization Bioenergie La Tuque (BELT) to develop and demonstrate the potential of producing advanced biofuels from locally-sourced forestry waste, woody biomass in La Tuque, Quebec, Canada. The funding will be used to continue project development and plant design, and the potential of building a renewable fuels plant in the area.

BELT, the Council of the Atikamekw Nation and renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel provider Neste have been jointly assessing the feasibility of utilizing sustainably-sourced forest-based biomass and residues for advanced sustainable biofuels production since 2017.

The BioEnergie La Tuque project would utilize 650,000 metric tpy of forest biomass and aligns with and supports Quebec's established forest product industry and commitment to sustainable forestry management and biodiversity, according to the release. (Source: Neste Corporation, Press Release, 30 Nov., 2020) Contact: Neste Corp., Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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Neste Shuttering Finland Oil Refinery (Int'l. Report)
Neste Corp
Date: 2020-11-30
Following up on our 16th Sept. coverage, Espoo, Finland-headquartered renewable diesel specialist Neste Corp. reports it will shut down its refinery in Naantali, Finland due to declining demand for fossil oil products.

As previously reported, Neste says the demand for fossil oil products will continue to decline, and the share of renewable energy solutions will continue to grow in the coming years. The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially accelerated the decline in demand for oil products which is not expected to recover to previous levels. Fundamental changes are therefore needed to secure the competitiveness of Neste's Oil Products business and to improve its productivity, resource efficiency and adaptiveness to market changes. The changes are expected to result in annual fixed cost savings of approximately €50 million. (Source: Neste, PR, 30 Nov., 2020)Contact: Neste Corp., +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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Neste Announces New Bio-based Feedstock (Int'l. Report)
Neste Oyi
Date: 2020-11-27
Espoo, Finland-headquartered renewable diesel specialist Neste Corp is touting Neste RE, a new recycled, bio-based feedstock compatible with existing polymer and chemical production infrastructures and usable in a wide range of plastics applications.

Neste is marketing its new solution as both renewable and recycled -- the product's renewable components can be produced from waste and residue oils and fats and sustainably-produced vegetable oils. (Source: Neste, Website, PR, Nov., 2020) Contact: Neste, Lars Borger, VP Renewable Polymers and Chemicals , www.neste.com/products/all-products/plastics

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