OKQ8 first in Sweden to sell Neste's renewable gasoline
OKQ8 AB, one of the largest fuel retail companies in Sweden has become the first fuel retailer to offer motorists a gasoline fuel with up to 78 percent renewable components. In collaboration with Finland-headed oil refiner and renewable fuel producer Neste Oyj, five selected OKQ8 stations are the first in Sweden to offer GoEasy 95 biogasoline for a limited period.
According to a statement, all vehicles with a gasoline-powered internal combustion engine (ICE) can refuel using GoEasy 95 biogasoline including E85 flexfuel, and hybrid vehicles. The fuel complies with the existing standard EN228, which regulates which engines can be run on the fuel.
The transition to achieve the climate goals is our biggest priority and helping members and customers to change in different ways is why we exist. We are therefore proud to, together with Neste, for a period be able to offer renewable petrol to our customers at five selected stations. Our hope is that we will have the opportunity to offer biogasoline at more stations in the future, said Karin Hellgren, Communications Manager at OKQ8.
Available for a limited period at five selected OKQ8 stations as of September 13, 2021, GoEasy 95 biogasoline contains 68 percent renewable gasoline and 10 percent renewable ethanol and provides a significant greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction compared to conventional E5 or E10 gasoline – up to to 65 percent according to calculations in accordance with EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) 2009/28/EC.
Renewable gasoline can play an important role in reducing emissions from gasoline-powered vehicles in existing fleets and helping to achieve the goal of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from transport by up to 90 percent.
We are thrilled that we, together with OKQ8, can now, through this pilot project, offer the product to end customers for a limited time. Testing of renewable gasoline is another step in the direction of developing innovative solutions to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere, said Andreas Teir, CEO of Neste Sweden.