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Neste’s renewable fuel used in Lumene’s manufacturing process

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Finnish cosmetics company Lumene has introduced Neste MY Non-Road Diesel™ at its factory in Kauklahti, Espoo, Finland. The renewable fuel oil replaces the fossil fuel oil previously used at the factory. By switching to a new renewable solution launched by Neste in early 2021, Lumene is able to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of process steam needed in the product manufacturing by up to 90% compared to using fossil fuel oil (The method used to calculate life cycle emissions and emission reduction complies with the EU Renewable Energy Directive [2009/28/EC]).

“Sustainability is one of Lumene’s core values, and ensuring product quality and environmental friendliness throughout our products’ life cycle is of paramount importance to us. Over the past year, we have focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions at our Kauklahti factory, and the introduction of Neste's renewable fuel oil is one concrete change towards this end. By replacing fossil fuel oil with an alternative made from renewable raw materials, we are able to reduce our factory’s greenhouse gas emissions here and now”, said Kristina Enqvist, Production Director at Lumene.

The only direct emission source at the Lumene factory has been fossil fuel oil. On average, it has accounted for 10% of the factory’s total energy consumption. In 2020, the fossil fuel oil use by Lumene produced 192 000 kilos of greenhouse gas emissions. Replacing fossil fuel oil with a renewable alternative reduces emissions on average as much as the removal of 70 passenger cars from Finnish roads for a year.

At the beginning of 2021, Neste was the first in Finland to launch a fuel oil made from 100% renewable raw materials. This contributes to Finland’s objective of becoming carbon neutral by 2035, and helps the heating and machinery sectors to achieve their goals for emission reduction.

“We are committed to reducing our customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 20 million t annually by 2030. Our partnership with Lumene will deepen as we work together to reduce the emissions from cosmetics production. When looking at emissions during the products’ life cycle, the transportation of the fuel to the factory is also important. Renewable fuel oil is transported from our Porvoo refinery to the Lumene factory in Neste trucks that run on renewable diesel. This way we also reduce emissions from transportation,” said Heidi Peltonen, Manager for Sustainable Partnerships at Neste.


“A more sustainable future cannot be achieved alone. Cooperation between partners on sustainability issues is crucial,” said Enqvist.

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