Sustainability
12.11.2019

Why is Neste MY Renewable Diesel better than other diesels?

Making more sustainable choices is becoming the norm in the transport and logistics industries. Switching to a new type of fuel requires careful consideration and factoring in various other aspects beyond reducing carbon footprint. There are various alternative fuels available and comparing them can be a puzzling challenge.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a more sustainable alternative to crude oil-based hydrocarbon fuels. It is a premium-quality, non-petroleum hydrocarbon fuel made from 100% renewable raw materials.

Significantly lowers emissions – better for climate & people

Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ made from 100% renewable raw materials results in 50−90% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the fuel's lifecycle when compared with traditional fossil diesel. It reduces transport related local emissions and improves local air quality in cities.

The fuel life cycle GHG emissions of a car using Neste MY are currently lower than those of an electric car. For example, if the carbon dioxide emissions of a diesel car are 106 g/km, the full life cycle emissions using 100% renewable diesel made from waste and residue would be as low as 24 g/km. The corresponding figure of an electric car is 28 g/km.

Reducing greenhouse gases in transport improves the air quality in cities:

  •  33% lower fine particulates that aggravate asthma
  •  30% lower hydrocarbons (HC) which can cause eye and lung irritation
  • 24% lower carbon monoxide (CO) which contributes to global warming
  • ​ 9% lower nitrogen oxides (NOx) which can increase the risk of respiratory conditions
  • ​ Reduced polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) which are linked to cancer

More than 10 different renewable raw materials - vegetable oils, waste and residue oils and fats - are used to produce Neste MY. All raw materials are renewable and transparently sourced from suppliers that are subjected to rigorous sustainability evaluations.

Cleaner fuel, higher performance

Unlike conventional, crude oil-based diesels, Neste MY contains no aromatics or impurities, allowing fuel to combust with maximum efficiency.

The high cetane number ensures an efficient and clean combustion, which means it keeps the engine cleaner than traditional biodiesel (FAME).  Due to its high energy content, Neste MY also provides the vehicle with extra power compared to FAME.

Neste MY is exceptionally well-suited for very cold weather conditions. Its cold performance is better than that of typical fossil diesel as the high cetane number will give you a better start-up and throttle response.
Regardless of the raw material used, Neste guarantees its fuel will exceed domestic climate requirements to allow safe travels everywhere in the world.

Cleaner fuel stores well and reduces the need for maintenance

The quality of Neste MY Renewable Diesel is superior compared to traditional biodiesels and at least equivalent to conventional fossil diesel.

Cleaner combustion means lower exhaust emissions: Neste MY reduces the particle build-up in engines and potentially decreases the frequency of  injector maintenance and DPF filter regenerations. Hence, compared to traditional biodiesel, fleets that use Neste MY typically require less maintenance.

Neste MY can also be stored over long periods of time without deterioration in quality or water accumulation. For businesses with a lot of variety in usage during different seasons, this may bring essential savings in fuel costs. 

No need for conversions: Neste MY can be used in normal diesel engines

Every molecule in renewable diesel is found in fossil diesel. This means that Neste MY is an easy drop-in alternative to fossil diesel.

As Neste MY can be used in normal diesel vehicles, switching to it will not require investments in conversion or new equipment. The maintenance staff can carry out their work as before, and the switching to a cleaner, high-quality fuel product with very little or no impurities means that the need for maintenance will not increase.

Switching to a new fuel will often create extra work or training needs for your maintenance crew. If a fleet is converted to run on biogas, the vehicles need to be converted and gas detectors installed. When switching to electrical vehicles, the entire fleet needs to be updated and charging stations installed.

Easy fill-ups at convenient locations allow maximum range and payload

With Neste MY, you will not have to compromise on the range or payload of your vehicles.

With other alternative fuels, fuelling or recharging facilities are few and far between, which means they are not feasible fuel choices for transporting heavy payloads or driving long-haul routes.

The most advanced class 8 electric trucks have an estimated range of around 400 km, while diesel trucks may drive as far as 2.400 km with a single fuelling.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is fully compatible with current fuel distribution infrastructures. The fuel can also be used as such (100% Neste MY Renewable Diesel) or in any blending ratio with conventional fossil diesel. 

 

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