In November 2022, Neste announced that it would acquire the used cooking oil (UCO) collection and aggregation business and related assets on the US West Coast from Crimson Renewable Energy Holdings, LLC. The acquisition has been approved by regulatory authorities, and the transaction has been closed.
The acquisition includes shares in SeQuential Environmental Services, LLC, and Pure, LLC, as well as a UCO processing plant in Salem, Oregon. Through the transaction, Neste acquired a leading UCO collection and recycling business on the US West Coast, covering the collection, logistics and storage of UCO in California, Oregon and Washington.
“The completion of this transaction is another important step for Neste in growing renewable and circular solutions, following our strategy. We are strengthening our presence and operations in the United States and on the US West Coast which is an important market for servicing our customers and the location for our joint venture for renewable diesel production in Martinez, California. I am happy to welcome the team to join Neste’s operations in the US,” says Matti Lehmus, President and CEO of Neste.
The transaction strengthens Neste’s global raw materials sourcing platform and supports Neste’s aim to serve its customers to meet the growing global need for renewable products.
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. We are introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as liquefied waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035, and we will reduce the carbon emission intensity of sold products by 50% by 2040. We also have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2021, Neste’s revenue stood at EUR 15.1 billion.
About Crimson Renewable Energy
Crimson Renewable Energy Holdings, LLC and its SeQuential subsidiaries are the largest producers of ultra-low carbon biodiesel in the western United States and one the largest used cooking oil and grease trap collection companies on the West Coast. Crimson is one of only a handful companies in the U.S. that operates the process from beginning to end on a large scale: collecting used cooking oil and other waste oils, refining it into biodiesel and refuelling fleets, fuel stations and various equipment in our local and regional communities. Accordingly, Crimson and its SeQuential subsidiaries help deliver critical environmental and economic benefits to the communities and regions where they operate.