renewable-solutions · 10/8/2021

Neste further strengthens its presence on the Belgian market by expanding the availability of Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Neste Corporation, News, 8 October 2021

Following the launch of Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ on the Belgian market in July, Neste has now entered a partnership with Q8 to offer the product on seven Q8 stations during this year.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a premium diesel made entirely from renewable raw materials. It helps reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90%* when emissions over the fuel's life cycle are compared with fossil diesel. The renewable diesel is a “drop-in” fuel, fully compatible with all diesel engines, not requiring any modifications to the existing vehicles or fuel distribution infrastructures.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is from today available at Q8 Zaventem/Nossegem, Q8 Mechelen Brusselsesteenweg and Q8 Rotselaar. By the end of this year, 3 more locations will be added: Q8 Lokeren, Q8 E34 Ranst direction Turnhout and Q8 E42 in Verlaine. "These locations were chosen strategically in order to support the development of the market," explains Sven Dochez, Director Supply & Innovation at Q8. "And our ambitions do not stop here. If this offer is successful, we will extend the implementation in our network." 

Expanding the availability of Neste’s renewable diesel significantly strengthens the presence of Neste in Belgium. “We are delighted to extend the availability of our renewable products in the Belgian market. This expansion is an important step in the implementation of our global growth strategy,” says Peter Zonneveld, Vice President Sales Renewable Road Transportation at Neste.

Neste and Q8 are convinced that all solutions are needed to reduce mobility emissions as a contribution to the European goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. 

“We can do that in an instant with our Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Neste is committed to supporting  to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 million tons CO2 equivalent annually by 2030,” says Peter Zonneveld.

*) The method used to calculate life cycle emissions and emission reduction complies with the EU Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC).

Further information: Please contact Neste’s media service, tel. +358 50 458 5076 / (weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EET)).

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 renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. As a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products with a commitment to reach carbon-neutral production by 2035, we are also introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2020, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 11.8 billion, with 94% of the company’s comparable operating profit coming from renewable products. Read more:

About Q8 Belgium

With over 465 fuel stations and fuel supply to professional end users and resellers, Q8 is one of the largest fuel players on the Belgian market. Specifically for the transport sector, Q8 operates 40 International Diesel Services (IDS) stations in Belgium. The company is also active in the production, marketing and sales of Q8 lubricants. In retail, Q8 also has a strong network of over 120 local 'Shop&Go' convenience stores in Belgium, together with Delhaize and Panos. With HVO100, CNG, LNG and Q8 electric, Q8 is also strongly committed to more sustainable mobility.  The Q8 Liberty Card gives professional drivers with a company car (fleet) a very wide choice of fuels.