Huge pipes as far as the eye can see, a row of tankers, workers on bicycles on this 24-hectare site which runs 24 hours a day….
This Rotterdam refinery, operated by the Finnish energy company Neste, looks like all the others.
But its products are different: here, we do not make fuel from oil or gas, but biodiesel for cars from organic materials (grape must, soybeans, sunflower, animal fat, etc.).
And sustainable kerosene, mainly from used oil, will come out of these tanks in the second half of the year.
Air France-KLM signed a supply contract with the Finn at the end of 2022 for 1 million tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel;
he will be one of the site's first customers
We will receive 60,000 tonnes by the end of the year
,” says Vincent Etchebehere, director of sustainable development at Air France.
The carrier has also secured the purchase of 600,000 tonnes of fuel from the American specialist in…
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