The Finnish city of Espoo is going to use renewable diesel as part of its plans to become carbon neutral by 2030.

All diesel-powered vehicles operated by the Public Works Department will be moved to the clean fuel, Neste MY Renewable Diesel – which is made by Neste from waste and residues.

“One of the cornerstones of the City of Espoo’s strategy is to make Espoo carbon neutral over the next twelve years. One important step in this direction is the adoption of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, which will be taken into use for our diesel powered machines and other mobile equipment. This product enables us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%. This is the same amount of emissions that would be reduced every year by taking around 400 cars off the road. This figure is clearly higher than the number of cars used by the Public Works Department of the City of Espoo. We’re pleased to be able to start the new year with renewable diesel, allowing us to make a much smaller carbon footprint,” said Harri Tanska, Director of Public Works Department at the City of Espoo.