18.01.2017

Neste launches renewable diesel made 100% from waste and residues

Finnish company Neste has launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues in January 2017.

This Finnish innovation, sold under the brand name Neste MY Renewable Diesel, 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.


Sales of Neste MY has begun at Neste service stations in Finland. The use of Neste MY does not require any modifications to vehicles.  According to Neste, the properties of the new product are better or identical to the world's best fossil diesel fuels, and have a smaller environmental load. The new fuel also promises to deliver a clean combustion as well as reducing noise and local emissions.


Successful use of more than 10 raw materials

 


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 10 raw materials. The company is engaged in continuous development work to further expand the raw material base.


Learn more about Neste’s high-performing low-carbon biofuel


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