Neste praises own product for helping to cut carbon emissions

Finnish renewable diesel specialist Neste has said its product has helped its users to replace conventional diesel and reduce carbon emissions by 6.7 million tonnes in 2016.

The amount equals the permanent removal of 2.4 million passenger cars from the roads for one full year.

Neste has labelled its product as a low-carbon renewable diesel made from reined renewable raw material.

"With Neste MY Renewable Diesel, any environmentally-conscious driver of a diesel-powered vehicle can instantly reduce the carbon footprint of his or her transportation. The use of this fuel does not require any vehicle-related investments or modifications,” said Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President, Renewable Products at Neste.

It is suitable for all diesel-powered passenger cars, as well as for use in heavy transport, such as in buses, garbage trucks, emergency vehicles, and long-haul trucks, among others.”

"More and more companies have taken the steps forward to reduce their carbon footprint with our renewable fuels. Google gBuses and UPS delivery trucks, for example, already run on our renewable diesel," Hietala adds.

In a statement, the company said that “the tailpipe emissions of Neste's renewable diesel are smaller than those of conventional diesel, the benefits of the fuel use become particularly concrete in situations where people are exposed to local emissions, such as particulates or nitrogen oxides (NOx), from diesel-powered vehicles or machines”.

Neste's renewable diesel has been used to cut also these emissions, for example, in several Californian cities, at the Hamburg International Airport, as well as in various public events, such as Super Bowl 50 in 2016.