Estonia next for Neste's MY Renewable Diesel
Finland-headed oil refiner and renewable fuels producer Neste Oyj has announced that it will introduce its MY Renewable Diesel, an HVO fuel produced from 100 percent renewable raw materials, in Estonia during October 2019. During the initial phase, private car owners and heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) drivers can refuel with renewable diesel at one station in Tallinn. With the expansion, Neste MY Renewable Diesel will be available in all three Baltic countries.
Neste has 62 filling stations in Estonia, 72 in Latvia and 74 in Lithuania. Neste is the leading operator of automatic stations in Estonia.
It is great to be able to offer this renewable fuel developed in Finland, now for drivers living in or visiting Estonia. The expansion of Neste MY Renewable Diesel use is a key part of our strategy, and it’s been good to see how well Finns have accepted this high-quality product. In Finland, one-fifth of all diesel car drivers already choose it at stations where it is available, said Panu Kopra, Executive Vice President of Neste’s Marketing & Services business unit.
With fuel made from entirely renewable raw materials, drivers can reduce their carbon footprint by as much as 90% compared to fossil diesel. Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel is easy because refueling with it does not require any changes to existing engines or vehicles.
With the introduction, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available not only in Finland and Estonia but also in Latvia, Lithuania, and Sweden, as well as in California and Oregon in the United States (US). This week, it was also introduced in the Netherlands.
We want to offer climate-conscious consumers and corporate customers a high-quality product and the possibility of using fully renewable fuels. The product will be first available at one station in Tallinn, and we are keen to see how popular it will become. We will listen carefully to our customers’ feedback and wishes to see how Estonian drivers welcome the new product, said Dennis Antamo, Head of Neste Estonia.
In 2018, renewable products refined by Neste helped reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally by 7.9 million tonnes, which according to the company is roughly equivalent to taking 3 million passenger cars off the road for one year.