Neste launches renewable diesel made from waste and residues

Neste has launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues under the brand name Neste MY Renewable Diesel at select service stations in the Helsinki region. 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," said Neste's President & CEO, Matti Lievonen.

Neste service stations in Finland

Sales of Neste MY will begin at Neste service stations in Finland, namely Espoo Piispanmäki, Vantaa Ilmakehä, Helsinki Konala, Espoo Otaniemi, Espoo Olari and Vantaa Varisto. The product is priced somewhat higher than Neste Pro Diesel, containing at least 15% of renewable diesel.

During January, sales of Neste MY will also expand to select Neste Truck stations for heavy traffic in Finland.

"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," Lievonen added.

The use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel does not require any modifications to vehicles. It is fully compatible with existing diesel fuels so it can be refuelled in any blending ratio.

The properties of Neste MY Renewable Diesel are better or identical to the world's best fossil diesel fuels, and have a smaller environmental load.  According to Neste, the fuel ensures a clean combustion as well as  reduces noise and local emissions.

Its properties are well suited for Finnish weather conditions and therefore the motorist does not have to fear that the car may break down on the road, even in the coldest winter temperatures.

Production of Neste MY Renewable Diesel is based on Neste's proprietary NEXBTL technology which can be used for producing premium-quality renewable diesel and other renewable products from almost any waste fat or vegetable oil.

The feedstock selection available for Neste's renewable diesel has been successfully expanded to more than ten raw materials. The company is engaged in continuous development work to further expand the raw material base.



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