24 January 2017
10,000 liters of Neste MY Renewable Diesel produced from waste ham fat
Last Christmas, 40,000 Finnish households donated the waste fat from their Christmas hams to the charity campaign "Kinkkutemppu" which literally translates into Ham Trick. From this waste ham fat, Neste produced 10,000 liters of Neste MY Renewable Diesel at its Porvoo refinery for sale at Neste stations. Neste donates the value of the product to Hope, an association which helps low-income families, and to Icehearts, a sports club which aims to prevent social exclusion and promote well-being.
"Altogether, we received 12,000 kg of waste ham fat, producing enough renewable diesel to travel four times around the globe. This is a huge figure. It is an indication of the interest of Finnish people towards this campaign and the circular economy in general. The campaign is a good example of how waste and residues can be utilized in energy production and as a raw material for renewable fuels. Neste refines waste fat using the same NEXBTL technology, with which it has become the world's leading producer of renewable diesel," says Osmo Kammonen, Senior Vice President, Communications and Brand Marketing at Neste.
"This campaign involved a number of different parties whose cooperation was excellent. We all found this campaign to be meaningful, and we worked hard for its success. I wish to thank all of our partners and everyone who donated their waste ham fat and took this campaign to their hearts. The future lies in the circular economy," Kammonen continues.
The idea for the campaign started from the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland and attracted a number of companies and associations. Fat recycling containers were placed all over Finland, mainly at recycling points of Finnish Packaging Recycling RINKI located in conjunction with selected K-food stores. Lassila & Tikanoja then transported the fat to Honkajoki Oy for treatment. Neste uses the collected ham fat to produce Neste MY Renewable Diesel at its Porvoo refinery. The Finnish Water Utilities Association took part in the campaign reminding us not to pour ham fat down the drain. The task of the Rural Women's Advisory Organisation was to communicate to households the possibility of recycling ham fat.
Compared to conventional fossil diesel, Neste MY Renewable Diesel has up to 90% lower greenhouse gas emissions during the life cycle of the fuel.
The campaign in figures:
- Volume of donated fat: 12,000 kg
- Number of donations made: 40,000
- Volume of renewable diesel manufactured: 10,000 l
- The number of times it is possible to travel around the globe using this fuel: 4 (average consumption 6 l/100 km)
- Amount donated to charity: 14,500
More information: Osmo Kammonen, Senior Vice President, Communications and Brand Marketing, Neste, tel. +358 50 458 4885, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kinkkutemppu campaign is a cooperation project initiated by the Chemical Industry Federation. Its purpose is to bring the circular economy closer to consumers by means of a concrete example. Before Christmas 2016, consumers were requested to carry their ham fat to recycling points for the production of renewable diesel at Neste's Porvoo refinery. Finally, the fuel manufactured from waste ham fat will be donated to charity. In addition to the Chemical Industry Federation, the campaign involved Neste, K-Group, Lassila & Tikanoja, Finnish Packaging Recycling RINKI, the Finnish Water Utilities Association, Honkajoki and the Rural Women's Advisory Organisation. www.kinkkutemppu.fi
Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) builds sustainable options for the needs of transport, businesses and consumers. Our global range of products and services allows customers to lower their carbon footprint by combining high-quality and low-emission renewable products and oil products to tailor-made service solutions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, and we are also bringing renewable solutions to the aviation and plastics industries. We want to be a reliable partner whose expertise, research and sustainable practices are widely appreciated. In 2015, Neste's net sales stood at EUR 11 billion, and we were on the Global 100 list of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world. Read more: www.neste.com/en