13 June 2017 at 12 pm. (EET)
Porvoo is the first city in Finland to start using Neste MY Renewable Diesel in all of its diesel-fueled vehicles
Porvoo is the first city in Finland to start using Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced 100% from waste and residues, in all of its diesel-fueled vehicles during this year. The municipal engineering department of Porvoo and the free summer bus Rinkeli will start using the product immediately.
"Neste MY Renewable Diesel is an excellent solution for many cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We are proud and happy to see that Porvoo, the hometown of one of our refineries, is the first city in Finland to start using our premium-quality product to reduce the emissions of all of their diesel-fueled vehicles. In California in the US, our products are already used in Sacramento and San Diego," says Sam Holmberg, Vice President responsible for Neste's Marketing and Services business area in Finland.
A significant step towards a low-emission Porvoo
Compared to conventional fossil diesel, Neste MY Renewable Diesel has up to 90% lower greenhouse gas emissions during the lifecycle of the fuel.
"We want to lead the way in carbon-neutral living. The use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a significant step towards a low-emission Porvoo. Neste MY will replace more than 100,000 liters of fossil fuel every year in Porvoo, generating 240,000 kg fewer carbon dioxide emissions. This will reduce the carbon footprint of every person living in Porvoo by around 5 kg," says Fredrick von Schoultz, Deputy Mayor of Porvoo.
"The production of Neste MY Renewable Diesel is based on the NEXBTL technology which we have developed in Porvoo. The circle closes when all diesel-fueled vehicles of the City of Porvoo start using our renewable diesel. In Porvoo, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available at Asentajantie Neste Truck station," Holmberg adds.
Suitable for all diesel engines
The use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel does not require any modifications to vehicles. It is fully compatible with current diesel grades, and it can be added to the fuel tank at any point, even when there is some traditional diesel left in the tank. In terms of all of its properties, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is better than or at least as good as the world's leading fossil diesels, and it is much more environmentally sound. Its leading properties ensure cleaner combustion and reduce engine noise and local emissions.
Neste's proprietary NEXBTL technology serves to produce high-quality renewable diesel and other renewable products from nearly any waste fat or vegetable oil. The raw material base that Neste uses to produce its renewable diesel includes already more than 10 raw materials. The company is engaged in continuous development to further expand the raw material base.
Director, Corporate Communications
More information: Sam Holmberg, Vice President, Marketing & Services, Finland, Neste, tel. +358 50 458 4078; Fredrick von Schoultz, Deputy Mayor of Porvoo, tel. +358 40 554 1586
Neste MY Renewable Diesel in brief
Neste MY Renewable Diesel is classified as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and it should not be confused with traditional biodiesel (FAME). Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a premium-quality product and it can be used in any blending ratio or as such in all diesel engines. Read more about the difference between renewable diesel and traditional biodiesel.
Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) builds sustainable solutions for the needs of transport, businesses and consumers. Our global range of products and services allows customers to lower their carbon footprint by combining high-quality and low-emission renewable products and oil products to tailor-made service solutions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, and we are also bringing renewable solutions to the aviation and plastics industries. We want to be a reliable partner whose expertise, research and sustainable practices are appreciated worldwide. In 2016, Neste's net sales stood at EUR 11.7 billion, and we were on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world. Read more: neste.com