Neste launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel made 100% from waste and residues in Finland; initial customers

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Neste recently launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues under the brand name Neste MY Renewable Diesel at select service stations in the Helsinki region today, 9 January 2017. Production of Neste MY Renewable Diesel is based on Neste’s proprietary NEXBTL technology which can be used for producing premium-quality renewable diesel and other renewable products from almost any waste fat or vegetable oil.

Neste to begin selling 100% renewable diesel in Finland

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Neste plans to start selling diesel produced entirely from renewable raw materials at selected stations in Finland around the turn of the year. The majority of the renewable raw materials the company uses to refine the product, consists of waste and residues. Neste’s proprietary NEXBTL technology makes it possible to produce top-quality renewable diesel and other renewable products out of waste and residue materials and vegetable oils.

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Sales of Neste MY Renewable Diesel expands to Neste Truck stations for heavy vehicles in Finland

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The distribution of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced entirely from waste and residues, has expanded to the Neste Truck network for heavy vehicles in Finland. In addition, the changing temperatures in Finland have also been taken into account in the product, and motorists do not need to worry about any engine failures, even in extremely cold conditions.

Cellunolix sawdust to ethanol plant to be built in Finland

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North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB) has made an investment decision concerning the construction of a bioethanol plant on the Renforsin Ranta industrial estate in Kajaani, Finland. Cellunolix is one of several waste-to-ethanol plants offered by St1 Biofuels, the others being Etanolix (starch and sugar rich waste & process residues) and Biolonix (organic municipal waste, waste and process residues from food industry and retail).

KIT team produces synthetic natural gas from waste wood; used in natural gas vehicles

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Biogas facilities produce renewable gas mainly by fermenting biological waste. In countries with a large forestry sector, such as Finland or Sweden, there is a high potential for the production of SNG from waste wood.

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Largest ever oil spill response exercise on the Baltic Sea being held off the coast of Helsinki, Finland

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This year’s Balex Delta oil spill response exercise, which is held annually under the Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, is taking place today in the sea area outside Helsinki, Finland.

St1 Etanolix food-waste-to-ethanol plant integrated into oil refinery in Gothenburg

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The first Etanolix plant delivered to the international market by Finland-based St1 Biofuels Oy was inaugurated in Gothenburg, Sweden last week. The Etanolix production process starts with receiving feedstock that has high carbohydrate concentrations, such as bakery waste.

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Neste Oil now the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues

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Over the last few years, Neste Oil has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues. billion liters, 423 million gallons US) of renewable fuel from waste and residues. In practical terms, this is enough to power for two years all the 650,000 diesel-powered passenger cars in Finland with NEXBTL renewable diesel manufactured from waste and residues.

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Neste Oil inaugurates Europe’s first pilot plant for producing microbial oil from waste and residues

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Neste Oil celebrated the official opening of Europe’s first pilot plant for producing microbial oil from waste and residues at its site in Porvoo, Finland. Increasing the use of waste and residues in the production of NExBTL renewable diesel is one of our most important goals. Agriculture in Finland and elsewhere, for example, produces large quantities of straw, but little of this straw is put to effective use.

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H2 Logic delivers fourth hydrogen station in 12 months; first to use hydrogen produced from domestic waste

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The hydrogen station is the first to be supplied by hydrogen produced from domestic waste. The new H2Station builds upon similar stations delivered in the past 12 months for Denmark, Norway and Finland. H2 Logic A/S put another hydrogen station into operation in Lilleström, Norway as part of the Akershus Energypark that is to develop and test a wide range of hydrogen technologies.

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Neste Oil to increase its use of waste in renewable diesel production

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Neste Oil will increase its use of waste as a raw material for producing NExBTL renewable diesel in 2011. The use of sidestreams generated during palm oil production, such as palm fatty acid distillate, and waste such as animal fat, will increase. Waste animal fat is expected to account for just under 20% of renewable input. Neste Oil produces NExBTL renewable diesel at two plants at its Porvoo refinery in Finland and at a facility in Singapore that was started up in 2010.

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Neste to use May Day doughnut fat for renewable diesel feedstock

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In the spirit of circular economics, Neste and Fazer Bakery in Finland are joining forces with the “Doughnut Trick” campaign. Last Christmas, Neste jointly cooperated with the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland and other partners in its Christmas waste ham fat campaign. Fazer Bakery and Neste came up with the Doughnut Trick campaign as a way of reminding people in Finland about the potential of the circular economy and recycling.

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Neste investing €1.4B to boost capacity for renewable drop-in fuels and products production in Singapore

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The investment in Singapore will include additional logistics capabilities and enhanced raw material pretreatment for the use of increasingly low-quality waste and residue raw materials also for the existing refinery. Neste Corporation will invest approximately €1.4

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Neste submits three pathways for California LCFS for renewable diesel produced at Porvoo refinery

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Finland-based Neste has submitted three new Tier 2 Pathways for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) for renewable diesel produced at its Porvoo, Finland refinery.

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Mercedes-Benz Econic compresses refuse with electric tipper body

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Looking for an innovative rear loader tipper body, Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks located a suitable product from the Dutch waste disposal specialist Geesinknorba : the entire body is driven electrically.

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10 years of Neste renewable diesel

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Neste began production of renewable diesel 10 years ago at the Neste Porvoo refinery in Finland. The figure is almost equal to the total annual GHG emissions from road transport in Finland and Sweden. Neste has become the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel from waste and residues. Waste and residues already account for nearly 80% of the raw materials of Neste MY Renewable Diesel. What someone calls waste is a valuable raw material for us.

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Neste: use of our renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions by 8.3 million tons in 2017

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The positive result was made possible by Neste’s increased production volumes at its renewables-producing refineries in Finland, the Netherlands, and Singapore. The greatest carbon emission reduction—90%—can be reached when fossil diesel is replaced with neat or 100% Neste MY Renewable Diesel refined entirely from waste and residue raw materials, such as animal fat from meat processing waste, used cooking oils, and waste and residues from vegetable oil processing.

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Finnish NGO UFF to use Neste Renewable Diesel in trucks

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UFF (U-landshjälp från Folk till Folk i Finland rf), a Finnish non-profit environmental and development organization, will use Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced entirely from waste and residues, to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced in UFF’s logistics chain.

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Porvoo using Neste MY Renewable Diesel in all its diesel-fueled vehicles

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Porvoo is the first city in Finland to start using Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced 100% from waste and residues, in all of its diesel-fueled vehicles during this year. We are proud and happy to see that Porvoo, the hometown of one of our refineries, is the first city in Finland to start using our premium-quality product to reduce the emissions of all of their diesel-fueled vehicles.

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VTT-led project to develop enzymes found in India’s wildfire-prone areas for biorefineries; IndZyme

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An EU- and nationally-funded project led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, called IndZyme, is investigating if these enzymes are capable of breaking down agricultural waste better than current commercial enzymes. The next step will be studying the efficiency of these new enzymes in breaking down agricultural waste, such as straw, into fermentable sugars. Lignocellulosic agricultural waste is among the most common renewable biomass resources.

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Helsinki Airport buses to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel

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Another goal for Finavia is that all airports in Finland will be carbon-neutral by 2020. Neste’s proprietary NEXBTL technology can be used for producing premium-quality renewable diesel and other renewable products from almost any waste fat or vegetable oil.

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Neste Oil and Raisioagro to research the potential of straw as a renewable diesel feedstock via microbial oil

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Large quantities of waste straw are produced as agricultural residue in Finland and elsewhere, and only a small proportion of this is currently used. The project will study whether a logistically effective and efficient, large-scale straw harvesting chain could be created in Finland.

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Neste Pro Diesel with renewable component first fuel to comply with the WWFC 5 specification

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Neste Pro Diesel, a premium-quality diesel fuel developed and produced by Neste Oil in Finland, is the first to comply with the WWFC 5 specification drawn up as part of the Worldwide Fuel Charter (WWFC) by automotive manufacturers in Europe, the US, and Asia. Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel, which is produced by hydrotreating vegetable oil and waste, is one of the biofuels permitted under the WWFC specification and accounts for at least 15% of the content of Neste Pro Diesel.

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Neste to double production of drop-in renewable fuels and chemicals in Singapore to approx. 2Mt per year

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The growth project includes an enhanced pre-treatment unit in preparation for the use of increasingly poor-quality waste materials. Of this total, over one million is produced in Singapore, the same amount in Rotterdam and the rest in Porvoo, Finland. Neste has begun design of a new production line in its Singapore refinery for the production of renewable diesel, renewable aviation fuel and raw materials for various biochemical uses.

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Fortum boosts Li-ion battery recycling rate to more than 80%

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—Kalle Saarimaa, Vice President, Fortum Recycling and Waste. Crisolteq has a hydrometallurgical recycling facility in Harjavalta, Finland, that is already able to operate on an industrial scale. A new solution by Nordic clean energy company Fortum makes more than 80% of an electric vehicle (EV) battery recyclable, returns the scarce metals back into circulation and resolves the sustainability gap by reducing the need to mine cobalt, nickel, and other scarce metals.

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European consortium begins demonstration project for conversion of woody biomass to chemicals: BIOFOREVER

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Woody biomass, including waste wood, will be converted to lignin, (nano-) cellulose and (hemi-) cellulosic sugars, and further converted to lignin derivatives and chemicals.

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Neste Oil beginning commercial use of tall oil pitch as fuel feedstock

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A 1978 study by researchers in Finland estimated the tall oil pitch yield from the tall oil refining process at between 15-40%, depending upon the quality of the original tall oil. Fuel refined from tall oil pitch will be distributed to service stations in Finland this spring. Tall oil refiners in Finland produce around 100,000 tons of by-product tall oil pitch annually.

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Ricardo investigating potential for its split-cycle engine in large engine market

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In a poster-session paper presented at CIMAC Congress 2016 in Finland, Ricardo described the use of this split-cycle concept in high- and medium-speed engines for power generation to achieve efficiencies of 60% from units of 1–30 MW mechanical output.

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EEA: increase in EU GHG emissions, mostly due to transport, hampers progress towards 2030 targets

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In 2017, emissions covered by the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD) (including transport, buildings, agriculture and waste) increased for the third year in a row. The largest declines compared with 2016 occurred in Denmark, Finland and the United Kingdom.

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Neste Oil sells first batch of NExBTL renewable diesel to the US market

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The fuel, which qualifies as an advanced biofuel in the US, was produced at the company’s Porvoo refinery in Finland from waste fats. Neste Oil recently supplied its first batch of NExBTL renewable diesel to the US market. Neste Oil has sold 305,000 tons of NExBTL renewable diesel to several dozens of customers in more than ten countries during the first quarter of 2012.

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Neste Oil and St1 to Collaborate in VTTs TransEco Development Program; Focus on Bio-ethanol and Bio-components for Gasoline

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Neste Oil and St1 have begun working together on a fuel project as part of the TransEco development program coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Neste Oil has already launched Neste Green diesel fuel in Finland, which contains a minimum of 10% NExBTL renewable diesel.When our current round of capital projects are completed in 2011, Neste Oil will have close to 2 million t/a of renewable diesel capacity on stream.

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New protocol to enhance photosynthetic production of hydrogen from green algae

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A research group from the University of Turku, Finland, has developed a new protocol to deliver sustained hydrogen photoproduction in green algae under a train of strong white light pulses interrupted by longer dark phases. The project is part of the Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology of Primary Producers funded by the Academy of Finland and led by Academician of Science Eva-Mari Aro from the University of Turku.

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Neste Oil starts up Europes largest renewable diesel plant in Rotterdam

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Utilizing Neste Oil’s proprietary NExBTL technology, the plant can make flexible use of almost any vegetable oil or waste fat in the production of premium-quality renewable diesel. Neste Oil already operates a renewable diesel plant in Singapore that came on stream in 2010 and two plants in Porvoo in Finland that came on stream in 2007 and 2009. Neste Oil has successfully started up Europe’s largest renewable diesel plant in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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Grand opening of Neste Oil renewable diesel plant in Singapore; ISCC certification

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It uses a variety of renewable feedstocks to produce NExBTL, including palm oil and side stream products of palm oil production from Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as waste animal fat from Australia and New Zealand. The company already operates two renewable diesel plants that came on stream at Porvoo in Finland in 2007 and 2009 with a combined capacity of 380,000 metric tons per annum. Neste Oil’s Porvoo refinery in Finland has already been ISCC certified in November 2010.

Neste Oil and Raisio Agree On Use of Domestic Rapeseed Oil Surplus as Feedstock for Renewable Diesel

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With this agreement, rapeseed oil produced in Finland will become a raw material source in the renewable diesel production of the Porvoo refinery. Until now, we have used practically all domestic waste animal fat sourced from food industry at our NExBTL plants. More extensive cultivation opportunities of oil plants will bring a significant addition to the diversity of field cultivation and strengthen the security of supply in Finland, according to the partners.

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New method for recovering lithium from natural salt pools with purity up to 99.9%

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Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland, have developed new methods for the increasingly effective recovery of lithium from brine. Solvent extraction, utilized in this study, is also suitable for the separation of lithium and other metals from electronic waste, for example. The purity of the lithium solution increased from 95% to 99.9%—difficult —difficult and resource-intensive to accomplish using traditional methods.

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Chempolis partners with Avantha Group on cellulosic ethanol in India

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The partnership will help to deliver biorefining technology to India to convert biomass waste to clean sugars to be further converted to cellulosic ethanol and other bio-based chemicals.

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Finnair plans commercial use of NExBTL renewable jet fuel beginning in spring 2011

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Finnair is especially interested in utilizing logging waste from forests at home in Finland, according to the report. YLE.fi. Finnair plans to begin commercial use of NExBTL renewable jet fuel from Neste Oil beginning next spring. Lufthansa earlier announced that it will begin a six-month trial of NExBTL renewable jet fuel in April 2011 with an Airbus A321 on scheduled commercial flights on the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Hamburg route. Earlier post.).

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VTT Launches European NEMO Project for Cellulosic Ethanol

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million) from the EU’s FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme), is aimed at developing technologies to produce cellulosic ethanol from agricultural and forestry waste, such as straws and wood chips, via a fermentation pathway.

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Neste Oil holds grand opening of Europe’s largest renewable diesel refinery in Rotterdam

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stearin), as well as waste oils and fats which all meet the sustainability criteria included in the EU Renewable Energy Directive. Last week, Neste Oil also announced that it will build a pilot plant to produce waste-based microbial oil at its Porvoo refinery. It will be the first pilot plant in Europe designed to produce microbial oil for use in manufacturing renewable fuel from waste-based raw materials.

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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

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Within the EU28 the trends vary between countries with decreases of 6% for the UK and Bulgaria and of 3% for Greece and Spain, while increases of 5% in Ireland and Denmark and of 4% in Sweden and Finland occurred. CH 4 is mainly generated by agricultural activities, the production of coal and gas, as well as waste treatment and disposal.

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UPS announces renewable diesel agreements with Neste, REG and Solazyme; up to 46M gallons over next 3 years

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Bio-based feedstocks from fats, plant oils and waste residues are converted to renewable diesel using advanced refining technologies. Neste, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, is the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel. Neste produces NEXBTL renewable diesel from a variety of feedstocks including more than half from waste and residues.

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EU NELLI project delivers new generation solid-oxide fuel cell; efficient and lower cost

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Companies and research organisations from Estonia, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Germany and the UK were involved. The third, DEMOSOFC, is studying the implementation of a 50 kWe SOFC system with NELLHI-based stacks fed with biogas from a municipal waste water-treatment plant.

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