15 August 2017 at 9 am. (EET)
UFF to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel in its logistics chain
Neste MY Renewable Diesel™, produced entirely from waste and residues, will reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced in UFF's logistics chain. UFF is an organization that recycles clothing for non-profit purposes, and the organization's logistics chain covers the whole of Finland. In collecting clothes for recycling and reuse, UFF clocks up about 800,000-900,000 kilometers annually with its own vehicles.
"In addition to supporting sustainable development, reducing the effects of climate change is also a cornerstone of our organization's work," says UFF's CEO Virve Kivi. "It is very natural for us to start using Neste MY Renewable Diesel, which is a fuel innovation that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90 percent. Up until now no similar solution has been available at all, so we are very excited about this partnership," Kivi adds.
"We are delighted that UFF has selected Neste MY Renewable Diesel as the fuel for its logistics chain," says Sam Holmberg, Vice President responsible for Neste's Marketing and Services business area in Finland. Neste MY Renewable Diesel can be used without having to make any modifications to vehicles. "This will enable UFF to gain its benefits straight away."
According to Virve Kivi, "we believe that all responsible individuals and companies who donate clothes to UFF appreciate that our logistics chain also works ecologically. Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel will further reinforce the positive climate effects of recycling garments."
Neste MY Renewable Diesel can be used in all diesel vehicles
Neste MY Renewable Diesel can be used in all diesel vehicles, and it is completely compatible with all current diesel grades. It can be added to the fuel tank even if there is some traditional fossil diesel still 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 traditional 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 can be used for producing premium-quality renewable diesel and other renewable products from almost any waste fat or vegetable oil. The raw material base that Neste uses to produce its renewable diesel includes more than 10 raw materials. The company is engaged in continuous development to further expand the raw material base.
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More information: Sam Holmberg, Vice President, Marketing & Services, Finland, Neste, tel. +358 50 4584078
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 reduce 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
UFF in brief
U-landshjälp från Folk till Folk i Finland rf (UFF) is a non-profit organization that works for the good of the environment and global development. UFF's activities include domestic environmental services, support for development cooperation in Africa and India, and providing information on environmental and global development. The organization is part of the international Humana People to People charity consortium, all the members of which are non-profit and social organizations. Funds are collected through sale of second-hand clothes and by financial partnerships for development programs. Occupational safety and environmental impacts are important determinants of decision-making.