Second biodiesel plant starts up at Finland refinery

Neste Oil Corp. began operating its second plant to produce renewable diesel in late July at the company’s main refinery at Porvoo, Finland.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 18
-- Neste Oil Corp. began operating its second plant to produce renewable diesel in late July at the company’s main refinery at Porvoo, Finland.

The new plant can produce 170,000 tonnes/year of NExBTL renewable diesel. It uses a proprietary technology that converts bio-based inputs into a fuel that closely resembles fossil diesel in chemical composition.

Neste Oil commissioned its first 170,000 tpy NExBTL plant, also in Porvoo, in summer 2007 and is building two worldscale plants in Singapore and Rotterdam capable of producing 800,000 tpy each. They are due to be completed in 2010 and 2011, repectively.

Neste Oil has refineries in Porvoo and Naantali with combined refining capacity of about 260,000 b/d. In 2008, according to the company, it had net sales of €15 billion.

More in Refining