|9 January 2017|

Finland

Neste has launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues.

Released under the brand name Neste MY Renewable Diesel – which doesn’t require any modifications to vehicles – it is available at selected service stations in the Helsinki region today. The product enables up to 90% lower greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of the fuel compared to conventional fossil diesel.

“The launch of Neste MY is a long-expected opener in the Finnish diesel market. 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 & CEO, Matti Lievonen. “Our corporate customers have been hoping for a completely renewable fuel at our Neste Truck stations. We are extremely pleased that we will now be able to respond to this wish. We will introduce Neste MY at nine Neste Truck stations and aim to expand its availability during the year.”

Production of Neste MY Renewable Diesel is based on its proprietary NEXBTL technology which is designed to produce premium-quality renewable diesel and other renewable products from almost any waste fat or vegetable oil.

Neste’s renewable diesel is already a big hit on the international stage, with Google and UPS in the US both using it to reduce their carbon footprint.