MOSCOW (MRC) -- Neste will introduce its first dedicated charging service for logistics companies in the Finnish market in February 2022, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing.
Neste ran a service pilot in 2021 together with Finland's leading moving and logistics company Niemi Services Ltd. The pilot was a success, and the Neste charging service will be widely available for the transport industry to support companies in achieving their climate goals. By using the Neste charging service to charge their electric vehicles, logistics companies can reduce their GHG emissions by 85% on average. This figure is based on a five-year average of the electricity used in Finland’s national grid as well as European regulations.
Neste has been at the forefront in reducing transport-related emissions with its Neste MY Renewable Diesel. This fuel allows drivers and companies to reduce their GHG emissions by up to 90% compared to fossil diesel use. The fuel is globally available in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands and the US in California and Oregon. In Finland, more than 150 stations provide Neste MY Renewable Diesel for both business and private motorists. With the new charging service, Neste wishes to offer its customers an expanded product range for the transition to low-emission transport.
“We want to help our customers reduce their GHG emissions, and we are continuously investigating possibilities to support companies in achieving carbon neutrality. Although heavy transport vehicles will be powered by diesel for a long time to come and renewable diesel provides opportunities for significant reductions of emissions, other solutions are additionally needed to reduce the emissions from transport. An increasing number of transport and logistics companies will operate fleets comprising diesel, electric and gas-powered vehicles in the future, and that is why we wish to expand our services to include electric charging solutions. We are pleased to quickly and widely introduce the charging service for companies operating in Finland. We are investigating the possibility of later expanding the service to the Baltic market,” says Tuomas Kulola, Head of Sales in Marketing & Services at Neste.
Neste is currently planning its own dedicated electric charging solution for workplaces. The aim is to begin pilots at Neste’s Porvoo refinery and the company’s head office in Espoo, Finland during 2022.
As MRC wrote before, Neste has successfully concluded its first series of trial runs processing liquefied waste plastic at its Porvoo refinery in Finland. After kicking the series off with its first-ever industrial scale trial run with liquefied waste plastic in 2020, Neste has conducted additional runs in 2021. In the course of the trial runs, Neste has been able to upgrade liquefied waste plastic to drop-in solutions for plastic production and develop industrial scale capabilities to upgrade recycled feedstocks. Trials pave the way for continuous and commercial activities. Neste has set itself the goal of processing more than 1 MM tons of plastic waste per year from 2030 onwards.
Ethylene and propylene are the main feedstocks for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), respectively.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 2,265,290 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2021, up by 14% year on year. Shipments of all grades of ethylene polymers increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market were 1,363,850 tonnes in January-November, 2021, up by 25% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased, whereas supply of injection moulding PP random copolymers decreased significantly.
Neste (Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. The company refines waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. The company is the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. In 2020, Neste's revenue stood at EUR11.8 billion, with 94% of the company’s comparable operating profit coming from renewable products.