The story behind Neste MY Renewable Diesel
What many see as waste, we see as valuable raw materials
At Neste, we are constantly looking to diversify our portfolio with new raw materials. Neste uses a wide variety of globally-sourced renewable raw materials to produce renewable products. The majority of the inputs consist of waste and residues, while a smaller percentage of various vegetable oils can also be used. The top 3 renewable raw material categories used annually are animal fat waste, used cooking oil and different wastes and residues from vegetable oil processing. The proportions of the individual raw materials vary year to year, and from market to market, depending on availability, price, and market-specific requirements.
Purifying raw materials
The waste and residue materials are pre-treated to remove impurities. This creates a clean, and raw material that can be turned into renewable products.
Refining is the last step
To produce diesel molecules, oxygen originating from renewable raw materials needs to be removed with the help of additional hydrogen. Other impurities, like sulfur, are also removed during this process. The hydrocarbons then undergo reforming through isomerization. During this process, the straight-chain hydrocarbon structure is branched, improving its physical properties for use as a fuel.
*Lifecycle greenhouse gas emission reductions compared to fossil diesel and based on current feedstock pathways. Calculation method complies with the LCFS CA-GREET 3.0.