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Climate and resource efficiency

Neste Oil's operations are regulated by strict environmental permits. By operating in accordance with these permits and making efficient use of our resources, we are able to manage our environmental impact effectively, protect natural resources, and improve productivity.



What were our targets? Actions and achievements in 2013 What next?

Significantly increase the amount of waste and residues-based inputs we use.

  • Waste and residues accounted for 52.6% (35.1%) of our renewable inputs in 2013.
  • We added technical corn oil, tall oil pitch, and spent bleaching earth oil to our feedstock base.
  • Continue increasing the proportion of waste and residues used in producing renewable fuels.

Continue progressing towards our energy saving target (660 GWh by 2016).

  • We achieved 80% (60%) of the target set for 2016.
  • Continue operations that will help us to achieve our energy saving target.

Improve energy efficiency through investments and enhanced refinery operations.

  • Measures executed in 2013 result in an annual energy saving of 160 GWh.
  • Continue implementing measures (investments and optimizing refinery operations) to achieve our energy saving target.

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our operations cost-effectively.

  • We recovered 156,500 (156,000) tons of CO2 at the Porvoo refinery.

  • We optimized the fired heaters used at the Naantali refinery.
  • The diesel unit hot oil furnace at the Rotterdam refinery was converted to using process gas in addition to natural gas.
  • We continue identifying opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our own operations.

Monitor changes in environmental legislation and permitting practices and assess their potential impact on Neste Oil.

  • We took part in drafting work on new Best Available Technology (BAT) requirements.
  • When the requirements are completed we will review the condition of our refineries and prepare possible actions.

Comply with stricter environmental permit requirements.

  • A new limit on SO2 emissions was introduced at Porvoo.
  • Continue operating within the terms of our environmental permits and modify operations where needed to comply with new regulations.