Neste is the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and jet fuel refined from waste and residues, introducing renewable solutions also to the polymers and chemicals industries. We are also a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products, exploring ways to start using waste plastics as a raw material to produce new plastics.
Manufacture of high-quality products in Finland, the Netherlands and Singapore
Our renewable solutions are produced at the Porvoo, Rotterdam, and Singapore refineries, while diverse crude oil based products are refined in Porvoo. In addition, our plant in Sluiskil, the Netherlands, is specialized in pre-treatment of renewable raw materials for our renewable products refineries.
Certified operations driving systematic environmental development
All of Neste's renewable product refineries are International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) certified or approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Porvoo, Rotterdam and Singapore refineries have the independently audited ISO 14001 environmental certifications. The certification confirms the systematic development and compliance of Neste’s environmental management, processes and practices with international standards.
Neste's ambition is to make the Porvoo refinery the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030.
Since 2011, Neste has produced renewable products at the Rotterdam refinery in the Netherlands.
Neste’s Singapore refinery that produces renewable products, started its operations in 2010.
Neste - leading the way towards a sustainable future
As part of our strategy we aim to reach carbon neutral production by 2035.
Among several other actions, this requires efficient and reliable monitoring to ensure that we use all resources, like energy and water, as efficiently as possible. Energy efficiency plays a key role particularly in our production and logistics. We for example, consider energy efficiency when overhauling and replacing equipment and making new investments. We continuously seek new ways to improve energy efficiency by modifying our operating methods.As part of our commitment to reach carbon neutrality in production by 2035, we aim for 100% renewable electricity use globally by 2023. In order to proceed with this target, we have agreed on wind power deliveries with Statkraft, Ilmatar and Fortum, and a hydropower agreement with Vattenfall. We reached our target of 100% renewable electricity in Porvoo, Finland in January 2022. Read more.
Commitment to energy efficiency
We have made a commitment to the efficiency program for Finland’s energy-intensive industries. During the agreement period in 2017–2025, we aim to save 500 GWh from the 2014 level. In 2022, our energy saving measures were 42.6 GWh.We for example, have a new long-term agreement on wind power with Fortum. The total capacity of the agreement is more than 60 MW, and the energy produced will correspond to around 20% of the electricity consumption at the Neste Porvoo and Naantali sites. The wind power deliveries began in 2021. The shift to wind power will reduce the indirect greenhouse gas emissions of electricity purchases at Neste’s production sites annually by approximately 40 kilotons.
Resource efficiency and circular economy
The world currently consumes more natural resources than the Earth can produce. Therefore, it is our responsibility to make more from less.
We are continuously seeking ways to increase the material efficiency of our operations. Our refineries operate efficiently and only a very small fraction of the raw materials we use end up as waste.
Someone's waste, our raw material – renewable fuels from waste
We do not utilize energy from waste through incineration, for example, but produce completely new types of products from it, for example our premium-quality Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ and Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™. The fuels can replace the use of fossil fuels and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Waste and residues account for over 90% of our annual renewable raw material inputs globally. We also have the capability of producing renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel from 100% waste and residue raw materials. We continuously investigate opportunities to utilize even lower-quality waste and residues.
We use approximately ten different renewable raw materials each year to produce renewable products, such as renewable transportation and aviation fuels, as well as feedstock for the production of renewable polymers and chemicals.
Material efficiency in conventional oil refining
Oil refining is highly efficient in terms of material consumption, as a large part of the raw materials used can be recovered. Crude oil can be utilized in many ways, and only a small fraction ends up as waste. The final product that does not meet the quality requirements can be returned to the refining process.
We aim to become a leader in low-carbon refining, and are exploring ways to utilize liquefied plastic waste to replace crude oil in the production of fuels, chemicals, and new plastics.
Circulating materials in industrial symbioses
We aim to save materials and protect the environment. All of our refineries are located in industrial areas, which offers opportunities for leveraging synergies with neighboring plants. For example, at our Porvoo refinery we recover sulfur from raw materials for oil refining. The sulfur is processed into elemental sulfur, which is used as a product as such. In addition, the Porvoo refinery generates annually around 10,000 tons of used wash lye, which is used by the pulp industry.
The Singapore and Rotterdam refineries are able to make use of side streams and process waste from nearby companies in their own production processes.
CO2 recovery plant
The CO2 recovery plant in Singapore was established in March 2016. CO2 recovery increases the resource efficiency of the refinery, and reduces the carbon footprint of renewable products over their life cycle.The refining process of crude oil based products at our Porvoo refinery also generates CO2, some of which is recovered and sold to the local gas company.
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