Neste Oil uses tall oil pitch to produce traffic fuel

Thu Apr 4, 2013 2:01am EDT

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Neste Oil Corporation
Press release
4 April 2013 at 9 a.m. (EET)

Neste Oil uses tall oil pitch to produce traffic fuel

Neste Oil is the first company in the world to begin using tall oil pitch as a feedstock for
refining into traffic fuel. Up until now, it has not been possible to use tall oil pitch, a
residue produced by tall oil refiners, as a commercial-scale feedstock for fuel refining purposes.

Neste Oil successfully tested tall oil pitch in commercial refinery operations in March-April this
year and is now ready to begin using it on a continuous basis. Fuel refined from tall oil pitch
will be distributed to service stations in Finland this spring.

The use of tall oil pitch as a traffic fuel feedstock has been made possible by innovative work
carried out by Neste Oil's R&D teams. Neste Oil's original pioneering inventions and patents
covering the use of tall oil as a biofuel feedstock date back to the 1990s. Neste Oil aims to use
significant quantities of tall oil pitch in the future. Tall oil refiners in Finland produce
around 100,000 tons of by-product tall oil pitch annually.

"Thanks to our research work, we have been able to use tall oil pitch fractions in refining
operations for some time; and the recent trial run has now shown that we have the capability to
make use of this material on a large-scale basis," says Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors, Neste Oil's
Senior Vice President, Technology. "This represents a further step in our strategy of extending
our feedstock base and increasing our use of waste and residues."

Neste Oil doubled its use of waste- and residues-based inputs in 2012, and the volume of renewable
diesel refined from these materials was equivalent to the annual fuel consumption of some 740,000
cars last year, assuming that 100% renewable diesel is used.

Neste Oil is currently the world's only biofuel supplier capable of producing premium-quality
renewable diesel on an industrial scale from more than 10 different types of feedstocks. Neste Oil
is steadily increasing its use of waste and residues and focusing its research on other non-food
inputs and raw materials that can reduce the amount of land needed for energy-related use and
significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Neste Oil Corporation

Kaisa Lipponen
Director, Corporate Communications

Further information:
Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior Vice President, Technology, tel. +358 (0)50 458 3605
Additional information on Neste Oil's use of renewable inputs can be found in the 2012 Annual

Neste Oil in brief

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. Neste Oil had net sales of EUR 17.9
billion in 2012 and employs around 5,000 people, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

Neste Oil is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Ethibel Pioneer
Investment Register, and has featured in The Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable
corporations for many years. Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) has ranked Neste Oil as one of the
best performers in the oil & gas sector. Further information: 



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