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How is Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ produced?

Switching your fleet from fossil diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel can be done very simply, but creating the process to make sustainable fuel took years of research, resulting in Neste’s proprietary NEXBTL technology. The NEXBTL technology process consists of three basic steps, turning renewable raw materials like vegetable oils, wastes and residues into Neste MY Renewable Diesel. In addition to Neste MY, the NEXBTL process also produces sustainable fuel for aviation.


The story behind Neste MY Renewable Diesel™

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What many see as waste, we see as valuable raw materials

Neste uses approximately 10 different globally-sourced raw materials each year to produce its renewable products. The majority of these are wastes and residues. Animal fat waste, used cooking oil and various wastes and residues from vegetable oils processing represent the top three waste and residue raw material categories we use based on their current and estimated shares of Neste’s total annual renewable raw material inputs.

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We purify the raw materials

The waste and residue materials are pre-treated to remove impurities. This creates a clean, pure basic raw material that can be turned into renewable products.


Refining is the last step

Using our proprietary NEXBTL technology, we replace the waste and residue material's oxygen molecules with hydrogen molecules. Other impurities, like sulphur, are also removed. Next the hydrocarbons are isomerized to tune the properties of the end products diesel, gasoline or a jet fuel. In the process the hydrocarbon structure is branched to create the desired properties.


 And the result is Neste MY Renewable Diesel

The end result is Neste MY Renewable Diesel - a pure hydrocarbon that can reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% compared to fossil diesel.

Sustainability is in the DNA of Neste MY Renewable Diesel

We only source sustainably-produced raw materials. Our contracts with renewable raw material suppliers include strict terms on sustainability; e.g. commitment to sustainability, protecting biodiversity, and respecting human rights are requirements that must be met before a contract is signed. Neste’s corporate goal is to make all of our production operations carbon neutral by 2035.

*The methodology for calculating life cycle emissions and emissions reduction complies with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive II (2018/2001/EU).

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