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Neste launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel made 100% from waste and residues

Neste launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel made 100% from waste and residues

Jan 9, 2017
Bioproducts & materials
Bioenergy & biofuels

Neste has launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues. The name of the new 100% renewable fuel is Neste MY Renewable Diesel, and the product enables up to 90% lower greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of the fuel compared to conventional fossil diesel.

"We want to offer this premium product to environmentally conscious consumers and corporate customers, as well as give them the chance to migrate to entirely renewable fuels. The launch of the product is also one of the ways in which Neste takes part in the centennial of Finland's independence in 2017," says Neste's President and CEO, Matti Lievonen.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is fully compatible with existing diesel fuels and is also well suited for all weather conditions – even for the harshest Finnish winter temperatures. The properties of Neste MY Renewable Diesel are better or identical to the world's best fossil diesel fuels, and have a smaller environmental load. The fuel also reduces noise and local emissions. As proof of the company's ability to produce premium renewable fuel, Neste recently won the Industry Leader Award Biofuels category at the 2016 Global Energy Awards.

Neste is able to produce premium-quality renewable diesel and other renewable products from almost any waste fat or vegetable oil. The company's current renewable feedstock selection has been expanded to more than 10 raw materials. Neste is the world’s largest producer of waste and residue based renewable diesel

Neste helps cities and companies to reach climate goals

Neste’s renewable diesel is already extensively used in California where it helps cities and companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from traffic. Customers that use Neste's renewable diesel include San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Carlsbad and the county of Sacramento.

Companies such as Google and UPS in the United States and DB Schenker and Lassila & Tikanoja in Finland have also decided to reduce their carbon footprint with Neste MY Renewable Diesel. In Finland, Neste MY was used for producing low-emission energy for Flow Festival and Weekend Festival in 2016.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel will be available at select service stations in the Helsinki region in Finland beginning from 9 January 2017.

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Source: Neste

 

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