Singapore Opens World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant
(Business Green) Neste Oil cuts ribbon on giant biofuel facility and promises additional plant in Rotterdam early next year.
Finnish refinery giant Neste Oil has this month opened a major new biodiesel refinery in Singapore, hailing the facility as the world’s largest renewable diesel plant.
The company said the new €550m facility will now be ramped up in a phased basis, ultimately delivering 800,000 tonnes a year of the company’s NExBTL biodiesel.
…Neste Oil maintains that its NExBTL renewable diesel can be produced from a “flexible mix of vegetable oils and waste animal fat sourced from the food industry”, while its procurement policies ensure that all the feedstocks it uses to produce the diesel are produced responsibly.
The company also claims independent studies have shown that depending on the raw materials used in production, the biodiesel will deliver greenhouse gas emissions of between 40 and 80 per cent compared to conventional diesel, while also resulting in lower tailpipe emissions.