ESL Shipping first to use Neste biofuel


Finland – ESL Shipping, a Finnish shipping company, will be the first in the world to use new low-emission Neste Marine 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel in its vessels in Finland and Sweden.

When compared to fossil fuels, the ISCC PLUS certified marine fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% over the life cycle while maintaining product quality and performance.

Piloting phase

Neste Marine 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel is currently in the piloting phase at Neste’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland, where part of the fossil raw materials have been replaced with renewable raw materials in the traditional refining process. Because the drop-in fuel has a similar composition to conventional bunker fuels, it can be used without any fleet modifications.

The ISO 8217-compliant co-processed marine fuel has a consistent refined quality. The co-processed marine fuel’s sustainability characteristics are certified using the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS) mass balance approach.