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Neste Oil awarded first RSPO-RED certificate for NExBTL renewable diesel production

28 November 2013

Neste Oil is the first company to be awarded an RSPO-RED Supply Chain certificate under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) new, more demanding certification system. The certificate covers the production of NExBTL renewable diesel at Neste Oil’s refineries in Porvoo, Rotterdam, and Singapore.

The RSPO’s new RSPO-RED overall certification system calculates greenhouse gas emissions released over the entire life cycle of a product, in line with the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED). With the certificate, Neste Oil will be able to offer its European customers NExBTL renewable diesel produced from RSPO-RED-certified palm oil.

We commend Neste Oil’s efforts in obtaining their RSPO-RED Supply Chain Certification. They are the first in the world to do so and we expect many others to soon follow their lead. This is not only a significant moment for Neste Oil but for RSPO as well. It marks the entry of RSPO into the biodiesel industry, especially in the European Union.

—Darrel Webber, Secretary General of RSPO

Neste Oil has been a member of the RSPO since 2006 and requires all its palm oil suppliers to be members of the organization and commit themselves to strict sustainability requirements. Neste Oil only buys certified palm oil that has been produced sustainably.

Palm oil is one of the many feedstocks that Neste Oil uses to produce NExBTL renewable diesel. Production currently uses more than 10 different feedstocks, including vegetable oil and various waste and residue inputs. Around half of the renewable inputs used by Neste Oil today comprise waste and residues, while sustainably produced palm oil makes up the other half.

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