Porvoo first Finnish city to switch to domestic renewable diesel
The City of Porvoo is the first city in Finland to start using Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced 100 from waste and residues, in all of its diesel-fueled vehicles during this year. The municipal engineering department of Porvoo and the free summer bus Rinkeli will start using the product immediately.
Finland-headed oil refiner and renewable fuel producer Neste has announced that the City of Porvoo, where one of its refineries is located, is the first city in Finland to start using the recently launched domestic MY Renewable Diesel brand.
According to a statement, the city will use the renewable fuel in all of its diesel fleets during the year. The municipal engineering department of Porvoo and the free summer bus Rinkeli will start using the product immediately.
Neste MY Renewable Diesel is an excellent solution for many cities to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We are proud and happy to see that Porvoo, the hometown of one of our refineries, is the first city in Finland to start using our premium-quality product to reduce the emissions of all of their diesel-fueled vehicles. In California in the US, our products are already used in Sacramento and San Diego, said Sam Holmberg, Vice President responsible for Neste’s Marketing and Services business area in Finland.
A significant step towards a low-emission Porvoo
According to Neste, its renewable diesel does not require any modifications to vehicles, is fully compatible with current diesel grades, and it can be added to the fuel tank at any point, even when there is some conventional diesel left in the tank. Its leading properties ensure cleaner combustion and reduce engine noise and local emissions.
We want to lead the way in carbon-neutral living. The use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a significant step towards a low-emission Porvoo. Neste MY will replace more than 100,000 liters of fossil fuel every year in Porvoo, generating 240,000 kg fewer carbon dioxide emissions. This will reduce the carbon footprint of every person living in Porvoo by around 5 kg, said Fredrick von Schoultz, Deputy Mayor of Porvoo.
Neste’s proprietary NEXBTL technology serves to produce high-quality renewable diesel and other renewable products from nearly any waste fat or vegetable oil.
The raw material base that Neste uses to produce its renewable diesel includes already more than 10 raw materials. The company is engaged in continuous development to further expand the raw material base.
The production of Neste MY Renewable Diesel is based on the NEXBTL technology which we have developed here in Porvoo. The circle closes when all diesel-fueled vehicles of the City of Porvoo start using our renewable diesel, said Holmberg.