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Neste MY Renewable Diesel receives industry’s first TOP TIER certification

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is the first renewable diesel brand to receive "TOP TIER Diesel Fuel" certification for its high quality and powerful performance. Introduced in 2017 by auto manufacturers in the United States (US), the TOP TIER standard has been endorsed by several engine manufacturers, and the logo serves as an indication of a station where the fuel marketer is supportive and offers higher fuel standards.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is the first renewable diesel brand to receive “TOP TIER Diesel Fuel” certification for its high quality and powerful performance. Introduced in 2017 by auto manufacturers in the United States (US), the TOP TIER standard has been endorsed by several engine manufacturers, and the logo serves as an indication of a station where the fuel marketer is supportive and offers higher fuel standards (photo courtesy Neste).

As more businesses set ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, filling up on renewable diesel offers fleet operators a competitive advantage. Neste is making it easy for fleet operators to meet the requirements of companies that are increasingly requiring their partners and suppliers to use cleaner fuels, such as UPS, Nike, and Amazon.

Simply by switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel, fleet operators can immediately transform any diesel-powered vehicle or equipment to release no new GHG emissions from the tailpipe with no extra costs and no modifications to existing engines.

An additional benefit is the reduction of harmful engine-out emissions, which means cleaner air for people living in communities that have high levels of exposure to heavy traffic and diesel pollution.

TOP TIER certified Neste MY Renewable Diesel is already available in the United States at more than 1 400 delivery points across California (CA) and Oregon (OR).

The TOP TIER Diesel Fuel certification is a significant validation of Neste’s pioneering vision to develop premium renewable diesel products, and it fully puts to rest the false view that using low carbon, sustainable fuel requires sacrificing performance, said Matt Leuck, Technical Manager of Renewable Road Transportation in North America at Neste.

Additionally, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available in Europe in Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

On behalf of the TOP TIER Diesel sponsors, we are happy to welcome Neste to the TOP TIER family. Our standards were developed to ensure better fuel quality for diesel fuel retailers, auto and engine manufacturers. As the first renewable diesel certified by TOP TIER, Neste MY Renewable Diesel meets all of the requirements without needing any deposit control additives, said Rebecca Monroe, Fuel Trademark Lead at TOP TIER.

Engine performance standard

Developed and enforced by leading automotive and heavy-duty equipment manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, Detroit Diesel, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mercedes, Navistar, Toyota, and Volkswagen, TOP TIER Diesel Fuel is the optimal fuel standard for diesel engine cleanliness performance.

In pursuing the certification, Neste MY Renewable Diesel has gone through rounds of rigorous tests and exceeded the stringent requirements of the TOP TIER Diesel Fuel Performance Standard.

This includes reduction of internal and external fuel injector deposits, increased lubricity for less wear on critical fuel system components, improved fuel stability resulting in fewer deposits in the fuel system components, and increased protection against water and particulates introduced into the fuel before being dispensed into the vehicle or equipment.

Renewable diesel is truly a ‘drop-in’ fuel as it meets the same ASTM D975 standard for petroleum diesel. It contains no aromatics or impurities, and is your best solution to minimize your emission-based footprint without additional capital investment, said Alissa Recker, Catalyst and Fuels Engineer at Detroit Diesel, one of the OEM sponsors of the TOP TIER Diesel Fuel certification.

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