(FINLAND)

Buses at Helsinki Airport are going to run on fuel made from waste and residues.

Airport operator Finavia confirmed today that it will power 20 of its buses with Neste MY Renewable Diesel with more expected to use the fuel in the future. 

“This August, we reduced our carbon dioxide emissions to zero. We have managed to make our operations carbon-neutral by using renewable energy sources, by investing in new, energy-efficient, low-emission solutions as well as by compensating for residual emissions,” explained Mikko Viinikainen, Vice President, Sustainability & Environment at Finavia.

Credit: Finavia

He continued: “Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as our vehicle fuel is a fixed part of our emissions solutions. It is an excellent addition to our energy portfolio, as the product offers up to 90 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional fossil diesel. In addition to reduced emissions, another reason to select Neste MY Renewable Diesel was its easy adoption. It is available to all companies operating at the airport, and we hope that its use will expand at Helsinki Airport. Another goal for Finavia is that all airports in Finland will be carbon-neutral by 2020,” 

Today’s announcement follows hot on the heels of the decision by Finnish recycling firm UFF to use the renewable diesel in its vehicles, which travel around 900,000  kilometers annually. Two more reasons then why Finland merits being labelled the circular economy’s sweet spot.