Good News from Wed, 23 May, 2012:

Neste Oil producing renewable diesel from waste fish fat

Neste Oil has started to produce renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry in Singapore. Neste Oil has started to produce renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry in Singapore.

Neste Oil has begun to produce  renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry at its Singapore refinery. The fat in question comes from the gutting waste generated when processing freshwater pangasius farmed in Southeast Asia after the fillets have been removed for human consumption.

Neste Oil states that the renewable diesel produced from the batch cuts greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 84 percent when compared to fossil diesel and calculated over the fuel's entire life cycle.

It makes good ecological sense to use waste and side streams to produce advanced, premium-quality renewable fuel, which is why our goal this year is to increase the amount of by-products and waste we use as raw materials by hundreds of thousands of tons compared to 2011, says Matti Lehmus, Neste Oil's Executive Vice President, Oil Products and Renewables.

As with all the other renewable inputs used by Neste Oil, this batch of waste fish fat complies with the strict sustainability requirements of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive. The batch can be traced all the way back to the fish farm. Waste fish fat is also accepted as a raw material for renewable fuel in the USA.

www.nesteoil.com

MM