Raw materials



Why waste perfectly
good waste when
we can fly with it?






Why waste perfectly good waste when we can fly with it?

Renewable raw materials

Turning waste into high-quality sustainable aviation fuel

Neste MY SAF is made from
100% renewable raw materials

Neste uses a wide variety of globally-sourced raw materials each year to produce its renewable products. Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ is produced from 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil, animal fat waste.

With our proprietary NEXBTL™ technology, renewable products can be refined flexibly from a wide variety of low-quality raw materials while the end products retain their high quality.

Neste only accepts sustainably-produced renewable raw materials from carefully selected partners. Sustainability of the raw materials used in the production of renewable fuels is a minimum requirement for us. Read more about renewable raw material sourcing at Neste.

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Innovative new raw materials

Continuous research on diversifying the raw materials portfolio

Innovative new raw materials

Neste invests heavily in innovation with 25% of our workforce employed in R&D and Engineering. We continue to work towards increasing the availability of renewable and recycled raw materials that go into sustainable aviation fuel. At the same time, we are developing new technologies to diversify our current raw material portfolio further.

In the short term, we continue to focus on waste and residue raw materials. In the medium to long term, we are exploring the use of other types of raw materials, such as novel vegetable oils, agricultural and forest harvesting waste and residues, algae, municipal solid waste and Power-to-Liquid for CO2 conversion, among others.

Raw materials of the future



Municipal solid waste

Municipal solid waste





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From waste to fuel

From waste to fuel

See what raw materials Neste uses to produce SAF.