Finnish airport operator Finavia is stepping up efforts to make all its hubs carbon dioxide neutral by 2020.
To support the ambition it has announced that vehicles at Rovaniemi, Kuusamo, Ivalo and Kittilä airports will be powered by Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ – made from waste and residues.
“Helsinki Airport is already carbon dioxide neutral. Next we will aim to achieve the same in our airports in Lapland. Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as our vehicle fuel is a key part of our climate program. It is excellently suited to our purposes, as it helps us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90 percent compared to the emissions from conventional fossil diesel,” says Mikko Viinikainen, Vice President, Sustainability & Environment at Finavia.
For the past year the renewable fuel from Neste has been used at Helsinki Airport, slashing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to ‘traveling 110 times around the Earth by a diesel car’.
“We are delighted to be able to extend our cooperation with Finavia and help it achieve its goals. Diesel vehicles can switch to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel without having to make any changes to existing engines. Also for years now our refueling trucks have used Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The product is an ideal choice for the Nordic climate, since it can withstand temperatures as low as -34 °C,” added Sam Holmberg, Vice President of Neste Marketing and Services in Finland.
These innovations contribute to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s aim to ensure that there is only carbon-neutral growth in the aviation industry from 2020.