Port of Rotterdam to Use Neste Oil’s Renewable Diesel for Port Authority Patrol Boat
Neste Oil, the Port of Rotterdam, and the Rotterdam Climate Initiative have launched a trial in which a Port Authority patrol boat will run for an extended period on Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel. This will be the first time that NExBTL renewable diesel has been used in a marine environment. The pioneering trial, which is due to last a total of 1,000 hours, will measure the patrol boat’s exhaust emissions and engine performance, and gather operational experience.
“The new trial launched by the Port of Rotterdam marks a new and positive step forward for Neste Oil,” says Kaisa Hietala, Neste Oil’s Vice President, Marketing. “Our NExBTL fuels have already shown what they are capable of in terms of performance and lower emissions on the road and in the air, and now we will have the opportunity to see how our renewable diesel performs in marine use as well.”
“We are very excited that the first marine trial of NExBTL renewable diesel is going to take place in Rotterdam, where we recently commissioned Europe’s largest renewable diesel refinery,” says Bart Leenders, Managing Director of Neste Oil’s Rotterdam refinery. “The trial also highlights the excellent partnership that we have established with the Port of Rotterdam since we started building our refinery here.”
NExBTL renewable diesel can be produced very flexibly from a wide range of vegetable oil and waste-based raw materials, such as waste animal fat produced by food manufacturers. NExBTL renewable diesel is compatible with all modern diesel engines and can be used as such or blended with fossil diesel. It has a smaller environmental footprint than fossil diesel, as it reduces greenhouse gas emissions and exhaust emissions significantly. Sulfur-free NExBTL renewable diesel offers an excellent solution for reducing ships’ sulfur emissions.
About Neste Oil
Neste Oil Corporation is a refining and marketing company concentrating on low-emission, high-quality traffic fuels. The company produces a comprehensive range of major petroleum products and is the world’s leading supplier of renewable diesel. The company had net sales of EUR 11.9 billion in 2010 and employs around 5,000 people. Neste Oil’s share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
Neste Oil has been selected into the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and is also featured in the Ethibel Excellence investment register. The company is included in The Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations. Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) has ranked Neste Oil as the best performer in the oil & gas sector.
Offshore Nieuws Staff , November 21, 2011; Image: rotterdamclimateinitiative