Status: Need is Closed

Turning CO2 into chemical products

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Need was closed on
Mar 14

Neste, the largest producer of renewable fuels, is seeking technologies which can process CO2 emissions, coming from our oil refineries, and turn them into products which have potential value in the market. Possible products could be energy products (fuels), plastics, lubricants, (platform) chemicals, or other potentially valuable products.


Neste is the world's largest producer of waste-based renewable diesel, and over the past years we have put a lot of effort into the development of our high quality diesel. In 2017, 'Neste MY Renewable Diesel’ led to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions equaling 3 million passenger cars in one year.

To further strive to improve resource efficiency and mitigate global warming, our objective is to reduce CO2 emissions from our refineries (present annual emissions 2,4 Mton/a) in the future.
To reach this goal, Neste is looking for technologies that can convert CO2 waste streams into products.

Neste's strategic goal is to support our partners and ecosystems in fulfilling their sustainability agenda for climate change and circular economy. For this reason, Neste is:

  • Open to collaborations, joint projects to research into or further develop the solution
  • Open to collaboration where Neste offers the facilities to scale up the technology
  • Introduce the technology/submitter to the brands
  • Neste is interested in non-exclusive licensing if solution is more mature
Key success Criteria
  • The proposed technology converts CO2 into a potentially valuable product
  • Technology should be able to handle trace amounts of impurities
  • The final products is high likely to have a market potential
  • Neste is open to all Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)

After further development, the proposed technology:

  • Can be implemented in an existing refinery installation
  • Converts gas flow, with a CO2 content of 80% and other components are CO, CH4, H2 and N2, into the valuable products
  • Does not require excess amount of energy (fulfill principles of Energy Efficiency and use low carbon energy).
Possible Approaches
  • Gas-to-product technologies, e.g. energy products (fuels), plastics, lubricants, (platform) chemicals
  • Gas-to-fuel technologies
  • Neste is also open for alternative productions not mentioned above  
Approaches not of Interest
  • Theoretical approaches without practical evidence
  • Carbon capture technologies that do not lead to useful products
  • CO2-fixation by algae for CO2 capturing
Due Date
Mar 8
Items to be submitted

To submit your idea or proposal, please use the Respond button on the right of this page. Please note that only non-confidential information can be accepted. By submitting a response: you represent that the response does not contain and will not be deemed to contain any confidential information of any kind; and you acknowledge that Neste may, in our absolute discretion, select or reject a response or any portion thereof.

Your response should be an executive summary of what you are proposing. It should include both technical information on what the technology will be capable of and how you believe it can be of use to Neste as a business. Information on the background of those involved in the project will also be required in your response to this need posting.

We suggest you include the following:

  • Describe the technology and the product it is producing
  • Show evidence that fundamentally supports your approach
  • How is the technology and product relevant to Neste (specific or in general)
  • Level of maturity of the technology (development stage or just a proposal)
  • Background information on the people involved in the proposal
  • How do you envision the collaboration with Neste?


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Client Point of Contact

Pirjo Kuuppo
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Tom Vranken
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