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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 renewable diesel, the NEXBTL process also produces sustainable aviation fuel. 

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, such as waste animal fat and used cooking oil, in addition to various vegetable oils. 

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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 material that can be turned into renewable products.

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Refining is the last step

Using our 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 fine-tune the properties of the end products into diesel, gasoline or jet fuel. In the process, the hydrocarbon structure is branched to create the desired properties.

 

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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 80% compared to fossil diesel.

 

Sustainability is in the DNA of Neste

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.

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