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IRPC EurAsia 19 concludes with tours of Neste, NAPCON and Borealis facilities

June 11/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Hydrocarbon Processingís  International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) EurAsia concluded on Friday in Helsinki, Finland with a tour of Neste Corporationís Kilpilahti refinery, NAPCONís training simulator room and Borealis' facility and their combined-heat-and-power plant, said Hydrocarbonprocessing.

Surrounded by pine and birch trees on the Neste campus, Marko Pekkola, Vice President of Production, presented Nesteís priorities including driving innovations and efficiencies and scaling up faster and bolder. He shared Nesteís concrete goals of reaching over 1 Mtpy of liquified waste plastic as a refinery feedstock and another 1 Mtpy of other low-carbon feeds by 2030.

Petri Lehmus, Vice President of Research and Development introduced Nesteís waste plastics utilization project and suggested that the ďneed to innovate circular solutions where carbon is reused again and againĒ will be the vehicle for Nesteís growth.

Before heading out to see the largest refinery in Scandinavia, with production lines that include renewable diesel and a modern SDA production line to utilize bottom oil, Salla Roni-Poranen, Managing Director of Borealis Polymers OY, introduced their fully integrated petrochemical complex comprising six plants with a polyolefin production capacity of 600 thousand tons. She informed us of their plans for a carbon neutral future and presented their goal of having half of their electricity come from renewable sources along with a 20% improvement of energy efficiency by 2030.

In addition to seeing these facilities on a beautiful Finnish summer day, attendees were treated to a visit of NAPCONís operator training simulator room and a demonstration of their production optimization solutions.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, petrochemistry, Crude oil.
Category:General News
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