Biofuel introduced into cosmetic firm’s manufacturing processes

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Finnish cosmetics company Lumene is using Neste MY Non-Road Diesel at its factory in Kauklahti.
The renewable fuel oil replaces the fossil fuel oil previously used at the factory near Espoo.
By switching to a new renewable solution launched by Neste earlier this year, Lumene is able to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the production of process steam needed in the product manufacturing by up to 90% compared to using fossil fuel oil.
“Sustainability is one of Lumene’s core values, and ensuring product quality and environmental friendliness throughout our products’ life cycle is of paramount importance to us.
“Over the past year, we have focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions at our Kauklahti factory, and the introduction of Neste's renewable fuel oil is one concrete change towards this end. By replacing fossil fuel oil with an alternative made from renewable raw materials, we are able to reduce our factory’s greenhouse gas emissions here and now,” said Kristina Enqvist, production director at Lumene.
The only direct emission source at the Lumene factory has been fossil fuel oil. On average, it has accounted for 10% of the factory’s total energy consumption.
In 2020, the fossil fuel oil use by Lumene produced 192,000 kg of greenhouse gas emissions.
Replacing fossil fuel oil with a renewable alternative reduces emissions on average as much as the removal of 70 passenger cars from Finnish roads for a year.