Germany: Circular Economy Neste to Manage Renewable Polymers and Chemicals Business from Düsseldorf Office
Neste opens a new office in Düsseldorf, Germany, to serve as the global hub for its Renewable Polymers and Chemicals business unit.
Düsseldorf/Germany — From its new offices in Düsseldorf, Neste provides the plastics and chemicals industries globally with solutions derived from biomass and chemically recycled plastic waste. The business unit and the company's operations in Germany will be headed by Mercedes Alonso, who joined the group on September 1st, 2019, as Executive Vice President and a member of Neste Executive Committee.
By concentrating commercial operations of its renewable polymers and chemicals business into one location, the group strives to further accelerate business growth and support its strategic aim of becoming the preferred partner as a provider of sustainable renewable and circular solutions to forerunner brands.
Even prior to establishing its new office in Germany, Neste has been working with various partners in Germany. Just recently, the company announced the world’s first production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale at Lyondell Basell’s German site in Wesseling, for example.
Earlier, Neste MY Renewable Diesel has helped the Hamburg and Stuttgart airports reduce their ground fleets’ emissions, while the company played a key role also in a successful demonstration project testing a diesel blend “Diesel R33” in 280 buses, cars, and trucks for over a year in Coburg. Lufthansa and the Finish group jointly tested MY Renewable Jet Fuel in close to 1200 flights between Frankfurt and Hamburg and one intercontinental flight between Frankfurt and Washington D.C. as early as in 2011. Just recently the companies announced that Lufthansa will use the supplier’s sustainable aviation fuel, blended with fossil jet fuel on flights departing from Frankfurt.