Neste’s Singapore refinery will being producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) during the third quarter of 2023.

The facility has been expanded, doubling Neste’s production capacity in Singapore, and will begin delivering SAF in the months ahead.

Separately, the production of renewable diesel at Neste’s Singapore refinery expansion was restarted in early August, according to the company’s plans.

Singapore refinery expansion

The production line at the expanded part of the refinery was shut down in June for unexpected equipment repairs.

The ramp-up of the production at the expanded part of the refinery continues and is planned to be completed by the end of the year.

With the growth projects in Singapore and Martinez, the company is hoping to increase its total capacity of renewable products to 5.5 million tons in early 2024.

The expansion of Neste’s Singapore refinery was completed and production at the expanded part of the refinery initially started in April 2023.

Neste’s renewables growth strategy

Speaking at the time, Matti Lehmus, president and CEO of Neste, said: “We celebrate today our Singapore refinery expansion opening with our customers, partners and employees.

“This marks another important milestone in our renewables growth strategy execution. The completion of the construction of the refinery is a remarkable achievement given the complexity of the project and as it was carried out during a global pandemic.

“I want to express my sincere and warmest thanks to all our partners and employees who have been part of this project.”

“Singapore has world-class logistics connectivity enabling efficient transportation of the renewable raw materials as well as final products globally.

“Also, its world-class education supports the availability of future talents to be a part of our production and commercial operations, as well as to enhance our R&D in our recently established Innovation Center.”Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter