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MY Renewable Diesel to fuel HEL buses

Finnish airport services developer and provider Finavia has revealed that it is running 20 of its Helsinki Airport (HEL) buses on Neste's MY Renewable Diesel thereby reducing its fossil carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to zero.

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) has achieved the highest Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) in part due to using renewable diesel in its airport buses (photo courtesy Finavia).

According to a statement, using Neste’s waste and residues derived renewable diesel in its airport bus fleet is part of Finavia’s overall climate programme.

This August, we reduced our carbon dioxide emissions to zero, and we achieved the highest level of the international Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) certificate. We have managed to make our operations carbon-neutral by using renewable energy sources, by investing in new, energy-efficient, low-emission solutions as well as by compensating for residual emissions, said Mikko Viinikainen, Vice President, Sustainability & Environment at Finavia.

At first, Neste MY Renewable Diesel will be used by 20 Helsinki Airport buses, and it is hoped that the product will be used more in the future.

Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as our vehicle fuel is a fixed part of our emissions solutions. It is an excellent addition to our energy portfolio, as the product offers up to 90 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional fossil diesel. In addition to reduced emissions, another reason to select Neste MY Renewable Diesel was its easy adoption. It is available to all companies operating at the airport, and we hope that its use will expand at Helsinki Airport. Another goal for Finavia is that all airports in Finland will be carbon-neutral by 2020, Viinikainen said.

Earlier this year the both the City of Porvoo and City of Helsinki committed to using renewable fuels in municipal vehicle fleets.

Helsinki Airport is a pioneer, and it has ambitious goals to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We are happy to be able to help Finavia to reach its goals. Airport buses can start using Neste MY Renewable Diesel without any vehicle modifications and, therefore, they have immediate access to the benefits of the product, said Sam Holmberg, Vice President responsible for Neste’s Marketing and Services business area in Finland.

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