24 August 2017 in Releases and news

Helsinki Airport buses fuelled by Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Neste Corporation

Press Release

24 August 2017 at 9 am. (EET)

Helsinki Airport buses fuelled by Neste MY Renewable Diesel

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Image: Finavia

Produced entirely from waste and residues, Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ is part of Finavia's  climate program. 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.

"This August, we reduced our carbon dioxide emissions to zero, and we achieved the highest level of the international 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," says Mikko Viinikainen, Vice President, Sustainability & Environment at Finavia.

"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 says.

"Helsinki Airport is a pioneer, and it has ambitious goals to reduce its greenhouse gas 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," says Sam Holmberg, Vice President responsible for Neste's Marketing and Services business area in Finland.

Suitable for all diesel engines

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is fully compatible with current diesel grades, and it can be added to the fuel tank even if there is conventional diesel already in the tank. In terms of all of its properties, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is better than or at least as good as the world's leading fossil diesels, and places significantly less burden on the environment. Its leading properties ensure cleaner combustion and reduce engine noise and local emissions.

Neste's proprietary NEXBTL technology can be used for producing premium-quality renewable diesel and other renewable products from almost any waste fat or vegetable oil. Currently, Neste manufactures renewable diesel from more than 10 raw materials. The company is engaged in continuous development to further expand the raw material base.

Neste Corporation

Kaisa Lipponen

Director, Corporate Communications

More information: Sam Holmberg, Vice President, Marketing & Services, Finland, Neste, tel. +358 50 4584078

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Finavia

Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Benefits of Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Neste MY Renewable Diesel in brief

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is classified as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and it should not be confused with traditional biodiesel (FAME). Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a premium-quality product and it can be used in any blending ratio or as such in all diesel engines. Read more about the difference between renewable diesel and traditional biodiesel.

Neste in brief

Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) builds sustainable solutions for the needs of transport, businesses and consumers. Our global range of products and services allows customers to reduce their carbon footprint by combining high-quality and low-emission renewable products and oil products to tailor-made service solutions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, and we are also bringing renewable solutions to the aviation and plastics industries. We want to be a reliable partner whose expertise, research and sustainable practices are appreciated worldwide. In 2016, Neste's net sales stood at EUR 11.7 billion, and we were on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world. Read more: neste.com

Finavia in brief

Finavia provides and develops airport services with focus on safety, customer-orientation and cost efficiency in Finland. Finavia's comprehensive network of 21 airports enables international connections from Finland - and to different parts of Finland. Helsinki Airport is the leading Northern European transit airport for long-haul traffic. Revenues in 2016 were EUR 381 million, and the number of employees 1900.