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Neste to launch IMO 2020 compliant fuel

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Neste Marine 0.5 will be available in Northwest Europe

Finnish oil refiner Neste says that it is to start offering a new IMO 2020-compliant marine fuel. Neste Marine 0.5, containing 0.5% sulfur, will be introduced to the market during fourth quarter 2019. By choosing Neste’s low-sulfur fuel, shipping companies will have a solution that, the refiner says, is easy to switch to, and guarantees immediate compliance with the global sulfur cap.

“Neste has always been in the forefront of developing cleaner and more sustainable solutions. This is also the key driver within our marine fuels business. Neste Marine 0.5 meets the stricter legislative requirements for maritime sulfur emissions, enabling smooth operations,” says Marko Pekkola, Executive Vice President of Oil Products at Neste.

Neste Marine 0.5 is manufactured in Neste’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland. Leveraging on its long-term refining expertise, Neste is able to ensure stable product quality and technical feasibility. These are verified by full scale fuel equipment system and engine tests in laboratory and onboard. The product meets the RMG 0.5 specification and ISO 8217:2017 standard requirements.

The product will be available in Northwest Europe. The exact locations and product’s technical specification will be released in the fall of 2019.

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