23 – 25 May 2022 | Rotterdam Ahoy

Peter Zonneveld.

VP Sales Renewables Europe & APAC, Neste

Your questions answered.

What are the contamination risks between Fossil Diesel and HVO? I’m particularly interested due to your comment on the capability to use existing diesel infrastructure.

Fossil Diesel and HVO can be perfectly blended in any ratio – hence no contamination risk.

How many production sites for HVO exist?

Neste has three refineries: Porvoo (Finland), Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Singapore

Feedstock: Can you maybe elaborate a bit more on the sustainability challenges of your feedstock?

Neste only accepts sustainably-produced raw materials from carefully selected suppliers. All Neste’s products, and the raw materials we use in their production, always meet the legal sustainability requirements set by local authorities in our markets. Our partners’ commitment to sustainability, protecting biodiversity, and respecting human rights are absolute requirements that must be met before any contract is signed.

Are cargo companies like DhL one area where more SAF can be supplied to?

Yes, absolutely! And Renewable Diesel/HVO also.

Peter, do you plan investments in E-Fuels as well?

Yes, we have invested in Sunfire in Germany, a leading developer of Power-to-X solutions.

Do you source your feedstocks mostly on spot or on contracts?


What is the typical price delta between Renewable Diesel vs Bio Diesel ($/Tonne)?

It is difficult to give a precise view on this as it depends on country, market, feedstock, quality, etc.

Do you see electric vehicles as a threat to Nestes business?

We believe that the challenge to combat climate change is so large that all solutions are required. We thus do not see electric vehicles as a threat.

What about the current situation that the government (especially in Germany) ignore this NEW DIESEL technology! All are now moving away from the ‘good’ diesel technology to H2, Water, Solar

We are working hard to convince the German government of the merits of renewable diesel to reduce GHG emissions for transport. All solutions are needed. 


Peter Zonnerveld