Neste and Scania pilot a digital solution to make renewable fuels use easier to track
Neste Corporation, Press Release, 10 February 2023 at 10.00 a.m. (EET)
Photo: Scania and Neste
Neste and Scania are piloting a digital solution that enables easy follow-up and verification of each truck's usage of renewable fuels. Combining data from Scania Fleet Management Portal enriched with Neste's fuel emission data, the solution provides Scania’s fleet management customers with accurate, up-to-date data for their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reporting and sustainability communications. Customers can compare the climate impact of their use of Neste’s renewable fuels to fossil fuels and track their continuous progress towards climate targets.
Neste and Scania are testing the digital solution with the logistic companies HAVI and UFF. The solution combines data regarding where a certain truck has been refuelled and how much it has driven, with data about the climate impact as a result of the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ instead of fossil fuel. Until now, it has been a challenge to verify to what extent trucks really run on renewable fuels, as the very same trucks could also continue to run on fossil fuels. The digital solution now being tested hopes to solve this issue. Neste’s and Scania’s joint ambition is that the solution could in the future serve all fleet manufacturers and all types of renewable fuels.
“The purpose of our unique collaboration is to test together with a fleet manufacturer how to verify the use of renewable fuels and accurately report the climate impact. The climate data flows now digitally through the systems, whereas before, it was mostly collected manually from different sources. Our pilot with Scania started by finding out the challenges that transport companies currently face in developing the sustainability of their fleet and related sustainability reporting. We invited customers in the transportation business to take part in interviews to provide the service design team at Scania a deeper understanding on their sustainability development challenges. We also wanted to support Scania’s own efforts to follow-up and report their own progress on the Science Based Targets initiative. Encouraged by the successful pilot in Finland, we are now looking into expanding the solution to the new markets,” says Mats Hultman, Head of OEM Partnerships at Neste.
“Scania’s purpose is to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for the business, society and the environment. We are sure that data transparency, connectivity and partnerships in the ecosystem are vital to accelerate this journey, where energy efficiency, electrification, renewable fuels and smart and safe transport are all part of the solution. In this collaboration our aim was to enable access to reliable, accurate and automated emissions calculations that could be used both in daily operations but also showcase the credibility of renewable fuels in the ecosystem,” says Jacob Thärnå, Head of Sustainable Transport at Scania.
“HAVI is committed to net zero emissions by 2050 and we’re proud to work with our customers and partners to provide increasingly sustainable, digitally enabled and transparent supply chain solutions. With much of our European delivery fleet now powered by alternative fuels such as electrification, biogas and renewable diesel, we’re delighted that this pioneering digitalisation initiative from Scania and Neste enables automatic reporting into the real GHG reductions achieved on behalf of our customers. More widely, deliveries with a verifiably lower carbon footprint could also strengthen trust in the progress that is being made toward net zero,” says Massimo D’Alessandro, Director Sustainability & Innovation, HAVI.
“Together with Scania and our piloting customers, HAVI and UFF, we aim to demonstrate how climate data can create additional value and push the logistics industry towards lower emissions. Collaboration in the whole industry value chain is important when new solutions are developed, and this pilot is a good example of a customer-centric solution that paves the way for the whole industry to combat climate change,” says Mats Hultman, Head of OEM Partnerships at Neste.
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Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. We are introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as liquefied waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035, and we will reduce the carbon emission intensity of sold products by 50% by 2040. We also have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2022, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 25.7 billion. Read more: neste.com
Scania in brief
Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2021, we delivered 88,930 trucks, 4,436 buses as well as 11,786 industrial and marine power systems to our customers. Net sales totalled to over SEK 146 billion, of which over 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 54,000 people. Research and development are mainly concentrated in Sweden. Production takes place in Europe and Latin America with regional product centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON GROUP. For more information visit: www.scania.com
HAVI in brief
HAVI is a global, privately-owned company that connects people with ideas, data with insights, supply with demand, restaurants with deliveries, and ultimately, people with the products they love. Whether we are sourcing, storing or delivering products, we bring unmatched category expertise and unrivalled operational excellence, combined with powerful digital analytics and insights. Founded in 1974, HAVI employs more than 10,000 people and serves customers in more than 100 countries. Visit www.havi.com
UFF in brief
U-landshjälp från Folk till Folk i Finland sr (UFF) is a not for profit, non-governmental humanitarian foundation. The activities were launched in 1987. The foundation’s purpose is to contribute to and to enable and promote ecological, social and economic sustainability in the world in order to enable people, especially the less privileged, to increase their possibilities for reaching their full potential as humans and social beings. The foundation has a vision of a socially, ecologically and economically sustainable, fair world, where everyone has the opportunity to choose and to take responsible, positive action. More information here