Neste says it plans to begin selling 100% renewable diesel at selected stations in Finland around the turn of the year, offering environmentally conscious consumers and corporate customers a sustainable solution for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
According to Neste, the majority of the renewable raw materials used to refine the product consists of waste and residues.
“Neste is a pioneer in developing cleaner traffic fuels. Good examples of these include the premium Neste Pro Diesel and the high-quality Neste Futura fuels. We will now be the first in Finland to launch diesel produced entirely from renewable raw materials, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 90 percent compared to conventional diesel,” said Mika Hyötyläinen, vice president of marketing at Neste Oil Retail.
“In addition to its significantly smaller carbon footprint, the product is of a high quality – it burns efficiently and cleanly. It is easy to adopt, as it does not require any vehicle modifications. Moreover, you do not need to empty your tank if you want to switch from conventional diesel to this extremely climate-friendly diesel, as it can be used in the vehicle in any blending ratio all the way up to 100 percent,” Hyötyläinen added.
Neste conducts continuous research to further expand its portfolio of sustainably produced renewable raw materials.
One hundred percent Neste Renewable Diesel is extensively used in California, where it helps cities and counties to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Users of Neste Renewable Diesel include the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek and Carlsbad, as well as the county of Sacramento. As for corporate customers, Google and UPS have also chosen to reduce their carbon footprints by using Neste Renewable Diesel. In Finland, Neste Renewable Diesel was used for producing low-emission energy for the Flow festival and Weekend Festival.