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Euro plant produces renewable propane


A leading renewable fuel producer has started producing propane from its facility in Rotterdam.

Neste is making the renewable propane from side stream gases created from renewable diesel produced from waste and residues at its refinery. And it has delivered the propane to SHV Energy, which will supply 160,000 tonnes of what it’s marketing as BioLPG, to European customers over the next four years.

“Start-up of the new production facility means that SHV Energy’s customers in Europe will be able to use this new renewable product and enjoy its environmental benefits combined with ease of use in already familiar applications,” said Ms Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President of Renewable Products at Neste.

It can be used in Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) applications, including transport and commercial heating, without modifications to existing tech.

“SHV Energy is proud to be part of this unique renewable energy project and congratulates Neste on a fantastic engineering achievement. In use, BioLPG will be very low carbon and extremely clean. The biggest environmental contribution that it can make is when it replaces existing high carbon solid and liquid fuels in homes and businesses located beyond the natural gas grid. The mission of all SHV Energy companies is, Advancing Energy Together and this is exactly what BioLPG will mean for the thousands of customers over seven European countries who will start to enjoy the benefits of this new product very soon,” added Fulco van Lede, Management Board Member of SHV Energy. 

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