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Why waste perfectly
good waste when
we can fly with it?

 

 

 

 

 

Why waste perfectly good waste when we can fly with it?

Renewable raw materials

Turning waste into high-quality sustainable aviation fuel

Neste MY SAF is made from
100% renewable raw materials

Neste uses a wide variety of globally-sourced raw materials each year to produce its renewable products. Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ is produced from 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil, animal waste fat and fish waste fat.

With our proprietary NEXBTL™ technology, renewable products can be refined flexibly from a wide variety of low-quality raw materials while the end products retain their high quality.

In 2021, waste and residues accounted for 92% of our total renewable raw material inputs globally. Efficient utilization of wastes and residues is one of the cornerstones of the circular economy. Producing high-quality products from waste and residues is an example of efficient use of resources. It also provides one of the key means to reduce dependency on fossil resources.

Neste only accepts sustainably-produced renewable raw materials from carefully selected partners. Sustainability of the raw materials used in the production of renewable fuels is a minimum requirement for us. Read more about renewable raw material sourcing at Neste.

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Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Current raw materials mix

Neste is the only company in the world capable of producing renewable fuels from a wide variety of renewable raw materials

 

Animal fat from food industry waste

Animal fat from
food industry waste

 
Used cooking oil

Used cooking oil

 
Vegetable oil processing waste and residues

Vegetable oil processing
waste and residues

 
Fish fat from fish processing waste

Fish fat from
fish processing waste

 
Technical corn oil

Technical corn oil

 
Sustainably-produced vegetable oils

Sustainably-produced
vegetable oils

 

Current raw materials mix

Neste is the only company in the world capable of producing renewable fuels from a wide variety of renewable raw materials

Innovative new raw materials

Continuous research on diversifying the raw materials portfolio

Innovative new raw materials

Neste invests heavily in innovation with 25% of our workforce employed in R&D and Engineering. We continue to work towards increasing the availability of renewable and recycled raw materials, while also developing technologies to diversify our current raw material portfolio further.

In the short term, we continue to focus on waste and residue raw materials. In the medium to long term, we are exploring the use of other types of raw materials, such as novel vegetable oils, agricultural and forest harvesting waste and residues, algae, municipal solid waste and Power-to-Liquid for CO2 conversion, among others.

Raw materials of the future

Lignocallulosics

Lignocallulosics

 
Municipal solid waste

Municipal solid waste

 
Algae

Algae

 

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How is SAF produced?

Explore the production and supply process for Neste MY SAF.

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From waste to fuel

See what raw materials Neste uses to produce SAF.

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