Neste set to start production at expanded renewable fuels facility in Singapore

Finnish renewable fuels producer Neste is planning to start commercial production at its expanded complex in Singapore next month following trial runs, Reuters quoted a senior company executive as saying.

The 1.3M tonnes/year plant would increase Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) capacity by up to 1M tonnes/year, in addition to a 500,000 tonnes/year project at its Rotterdam plant, the company’s executive vice president Carl Nyberg told Reuters on 5 April.

The Singapore expansion and production from a new joint venture plant in California with Marathon Oil Corp would increase Neste’s biofuels capacity from 3.3M tonnes/year to 5.5M tonnes/year by the end of this year, Nyberg said.

Neste produces renewable fuels, mainly from waste and residues such as used cooking oil (UCO) and animal fat from food industry waste, and Nyberg said he expected these to continue forming a big part of the company’s feedstock pool while it developed new solutions such as algae from a pilot project in Spain.