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Flow Festival powered with 100% waste-based Neste Renewable Diesel

Flow Festival powered with 100% waste-based Neste Renewable Diesel

Aug 1, 2016
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For the third year running, Neste is the environmental partner of Flow Festival. Neste, the world's leading producer of renewable diesel, will provide Neste Renewable Diesel made 100% from wastes and residues to the generation of electricity requirements of Flow. Most of the electricity required for the festival will come from generators, as the electric grid in the area can only supply a small fraction of the power required for the event.

Flow Festival, which will take place between 12-14 August in Suvilahti, Helsinki, will be a carbon-neutral event, seeking to minimize emissions through comprehensive environmental work. 

"With the help of our renewable diesel made of wastes and residues, Flow will be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions up to 90% compared to fossil diesel fuel. In addition, air quality is also more pleasant due to its use, since the renewable diesel produces considerably less odors and particulate emissions into the environment," says Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President, Renewable Products at Neste.

"Collaboration with Neste is very important for us, enabling us to achieve concrete results in our environmental work. Neste enables generation of electricity from renewable fuel for the entire event, allowing us to reduce the total carbon footprint of Flow Festival," comments Suvi Kallio, Managing Director of Flow Festival.

In early August, Neste will also power Weekend Festival, the biggest two-day music event in Finland, with renewable diesel.

Neste Renewable Diesel used to generate electricity for the event

Neste also powered events at Neste Rally Finland, a rally competition held in the Jyväskylä region on 29-31 August. Electricity for the Neste Futura viewing area at the Saalahti special stage and Valtra's "Drivers Meet the Kids" family event were generated with Neste Renewable Diesel.

"It is important to Neste that Neste Rally and its audience also continuously improve on their sustainability, safety and environmental aspects. In fact, the public events of Neste Rally have become increasingly environmentally friendly," says Sirpa Tuomi, Marketing Director at Neste.

Read also how Neste’s renewable diesel helps US cities and companies reach climate goals.

Image: Visit Finland

Source: Neste

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