Neste builds world’s first Bio LPG facility

Neste breaks ground on world’s first Bio LPG facility in Rotterdam at its renewable product refinery. The EUR 60M facility will start production of Bio LPG in the end of 2016. SHV Energy will market and sell Bio LPG.

Bio LPG will enable users of fossil fuels to reduce their carbon footprint without any modifications to existing gas applications technology. Bio LPG can be used within a full range of existing LPG applications, from transport and commercial heating to retail leisure cylinders.

The new facility will have a production capacity of 40,000t per year of Bio LPG for the European market. SHV Energy will be the exclusive distributor, supplying the 160,000t over four years.

The new fuel is already being recognized by policy makers as an effective method of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and meeting sustainability targets. The UK Department for Transport has issued RTFCs for Bio LPG under their RTFO accreditation, and SHV Energy is working with customers and policy makers in various countries on similar schemes.

Neste’s Rotterdam refinery produces premium-quality NEXBTL renewable diesel from various waste, residues and vegetable oils. The new unit will purify and separate Bio LPG from the sidestream gases produced by the refinery.

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