Using Neste Renewable Diesel produced from 100% renewable raw materials can achieve up to 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over its lifecycle compared to fossil diesel. In addition, it can reduce levels of local emissions that have a negative impact on air quality. Thanks to the positive contribution to improving urban air quality, it's an excellent alternative for powering city buses, for example.
Professor Nils-Olof Nylund tells about Neste Renewable Diesel's positive impact on air emissions
Scientific studies and field trials have shown that using 100% Neste Renewable Diesel reduces vehicle emissions significantly*** compared to conventional sulfur-free diesel.
• fine particulates are 33% lower, and the number of particulates is also smaller
• nitrogen oxides (NOx) are 9% lower
• hydrocarbons (HC) are 30% lower
• carbon monoxide (CO) is 24% lower
• polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are also reduced
* European diesel standard (EN590) restricts biodiesel content to max 7%, and many engine manufacturers do not recommend the use of conventional FAME-type biodiesel at all in fear of possible engine damage.
** The EN590 diesel standard limits the density of winter qualities to min. 800 kg/m3, and this may limit the blending of Neste Renewable Diesel. The ASTM D976 standard in the USA and CAN/CGSB 3.517 standard in Canada allow 100% Neste Renewable Dieseto be used.
*** These average emission reductions are based on findings published in over 40 scientific publications on Neste Renewable Diesel and HVO fuels related to tests using 100% Neste Renewable Diesel.