Neste's proprietary NEXBTL technology allows the use of almost any waste fat or vegetable oil in the production of Neste renewable diesel and other renewable products. We are constantly looking into expanding our low-carbon raw material base even further.
In recent years, we have focused on increasing the use of waste and residue as raw material. They currently account for nearly 80% of our renewable raw material usage. This makes us the largest biofuels player with regards to circular economy.
Currently, we use more than 10 different raw materials to produce our renewable products. An extensive raw material base provides flexibility, as it allows us to respond to the needs of different markets and customers.
The fuel is always of premium quality, regardless of the raw material we use in its production.
Neste only accepts sustainably produced raw materials from carefully selected producers. All our renewable raw materials significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the fuel. Neste Renewable Diesel produced from any of our renewable raw materials offers 40–90% smaller greenhouse gas emissions over the fuel’s lifecycle compared to fossil diesel. The smallest carbon footprint, a reduction of 85–90% compared to traditional diesel, is achieved when fuel produced out of wastes and residues is used.
Waste and residues in Neste's raw material portfolio:
- animal fat from food industry waste
- fish fat from fish processing waste
- vegetable oil processing waste and residues (e.g., palm fatty acid distillate, spent bleaching earth oil)
- used cooking oil
- technical corn oil (a residue from ethanol production)
Vegetable oils in Neste's raw material portfolio:
- crude palm oil
- rapeseed oil
- soybean oil
- jatropha oil
- camelina oil
We set a goal to reach the capability to produce Neste Renewable Diesel exclusively from waste and residue by 2017. We achieved this capability already in 2015.