News - December 19, 2022

Neste helps the data center company LCL to become industry-first in Belgium to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel to power its Caterpillar emergency power generators

Neste is helping the data center specialist LCL make a switch to renewable energy sources for its emergency power generators by providing the company with Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. With this, LCL becomes the first in its sector in Belgium to start using Neste MY Renewable Diesel for its emergency power generators. The fuel will initially be used in LCL facilities in LCL Brussels-West in Aalst located northwest from Brussels. LCL has invested in six new Caterpillar emergency power generators, which will operate on Neste MY Renewable Diesel (also known as “HVO100” thanks to being produced from 100% renewable raw materials).

In the next phase, LCL plans to have all its emergency power generators in its five data centers in Belgium operating on Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The emergency power generators are only used during monthly tests, when the electricity is cut or during real power outages. During tests, the LCL technicians verify that all backup systems continue to operate efficiently, correctly and quickly.

“Switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel enables an up to a 90% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the generators. With the volume of renewable diesel we are sourcing for emergency power generators, we will reach a reduction of 72 tons of CO2 equivalent,” says Laurens van Reijen, Managing Director of LCL Data Centers. “We are striving hard to be an example for the other Belgian and European players in our sector”, adds Laurens van Reijen.

“We were delighted to receive the request from the data center specialist LCL to ensure its emergency power generators operate on Neste MY Renewable Diesel. We tested operating the Caterpillar generators with fossil diesel, with renewable diesel, also known as HVO100, and then with a blend of the two fuels. Our conclusion was that whatever fuel was used, the performance – the power and reactivity – of the generators remained the same,” says Tim Bisson, Director of Eneria Belux, a specialist in renewable energy supply and emergency power installations in Belgium.

“With Neste MY Renewable Diesel, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by up to 90% when emissions over the fuel’s life cycle are compared with fossil diesel. Companies like LCL can reduce their climate emissions in an instant by just changing the fuel,” says Peter Zonneveld, Vice President Sales Renewable Road Transportation at Neste. “With our renewables production capacity increasing to 5.5 million tons by the end of 2023 and further to 6.8 million tons by the end of 2026, we are well-equipped to help our customers around the world to make the switch to more sustainable solutions.” Peter Zonneveld continues. 

Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ is produced from 100% renewable raw materials. It is a drop-in fuel, the use of which does not require  any modifications to the existing vehicles, energy systems or fuel distribution infrastructures. The GHG emission reduction percentage achieved with the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel varies depending on the region-specific legislation that provides the methodology for the calculations (e.g. EU RED II 2018/2001/EU for Europe and US California LCFS for the US), and the raw material mix used to manufacture the product for each market.

Further information: Please contact Neste’s media service, tel. +358 800 94025 / media@neste.com (weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. EET). Please subscribe to Neste’s releases at https://www.neste.com/for-media/releases-and-news/subscribe.

Neste in brief

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. Read more: neste.com 

LCL in brief:

LCL offers several years of experience and know-how in the field of data centers and co-location. The company has five independent data centers: Aalst (LCL Brussels-West), Antwerp (LCL Antwerp), Diegem (LCL Brussels-North), Gembloux (LCL Wallonia One) and Huizingen (LCL Brussels-South). Thanks to the efforts of its dynamic team – the largest on the Belgian data center market – and reputable service provision, LCL has grown over the years into a company that offers its services to customers active in almost every business sector.

Multinationals, small and medium-sized companies, governments, internet companies and telecom operators all call on the services of LCL. Customers have the choice of more than 40 providers and the LCL Cloud Exchange for optimal connectivity. The company is Tier III certified and complies with ISO 27001, ISO 45001 and ISO 9001 standards. LCL also resolutely embraces sustainability, by committing to the most-ambitious goal of the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and is ISO 14001 certified. In addition, LCL holds ISAE 3000 and ISAE 3402 type II reports, and TIA-942 Certification for Rated-3 Facilities.

For more information: https://www.lcl.be/en.

ENERIA in brief:

Eneria‘s vision: Mobilize our talents and expertise to deliver high end solutions to our customers shaping tomorrow’s energy landscape with clean and reliable power solutions.

Eneria is a subsidiary of Monnoyeur, that specialises in solutions to optimise your energy mix and to decarbonise your activity. Eneria has developed renowned expertise and know-how in turnkey energy solutions.

Eneria designs, installs and maintains these installations. Eneria can integrate a broad selection of products, such as diesel, gas and hydrogen gensets and UPS, engines for marine, industrial and oil and gas applications, photovoltaic panels, thermal solar panels, biomass boilers and hybrid systems with storage.

In all these fields, Eneria offers the best expertise in the optimisation of energy or environmental protection, provides daily support for its customers in the long term in the form of performance contracts and guarantee that your systems reach a standard of operational excellence day after day.

For more information: http://www.eneria.be

Source: https://news.cision.com/neste/r/neste-helps-the-data-center-company-lcl-to-become-industry-first-in-belgium-to-use-neste-my-renewabl,c3685979

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