climate-change, sustainability, renewable-solutions · 6/30/2016

Neste Renewable Diesel made from waste and residue sets the pace for Weekend Festival

Neste Corporation
Press release
30 June 2016 at 3 pm (EET)

Neste Renewable Diesel made from waste and residue sets the pace for Weekend Festival


Neste's 100% renewable diesel sets the pace for the basses for Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Steve Aoki and many of the greatest stars of electronic music during the Weekend Festival organized in Helsinki on August 5-6. Weekend Festival is the biggest two-day music event in Finland which gathers dozens of artist and over 70,000 guests to Helsinki.

Because of Neste Renewable Diesel, produced from waste and residue raw materials, the Weekend Festival's greenhouse gas emissions may decrease  up to 90% compared to using fossil diesel. In addition, air quality is also more pleasant due to its use, since the renewable diesel produces considerably less exhaust emissions into the environment.

"It is fantastic that the Weekend Festival chose us as a partner in order to give the festival audience an experience with less emissions, says Neste's Marketing Director Sirpa Tuomi. 

"According to our research, young people very much appreciate sustainable products and services, but they are not necessarily aware that low-emission alternatives such as Neste Renewable Diesel are available in Finland. We hope that because of our cooperation with Weekend, more and more young people become excited about our company and the possibilities it offers - as far as working for us in the future", Tuomi continues.

"We are a pioneer in festivals and we want to stay as such", says Jyri Heikkinen, in charge of marketing Weekend Festival. "We want to lead by example, and what place would be better to influence the decision makers of the future than a festival where tens of thousands of young people arrive from all over Europe."

"It is great to see that an increasing number of events pay more attention to environmental issues and are ready to invest in sustainable alternatives. In the beginning of the year we were at the Super Bowl, creating the greenest Super Bowl City ever: by using Neste Renewable Diesel we produced electricity for the more than one million fans who visited the fan village, and the fuel carbon footprint of the event was reduced by 50%", says Kaisa Hietala, EVP, Neste Renewable Products.

Neste Corporation

Kaisa Lipponen
Director, Corporate Communications

More information:
Neste at Weekend Festival: Sirpa Tuomi, Marketing Director, tel. +358 50 458 8335
Neste Renewable Diesel:  Kaisa Hietala,  EVP, Renewable Products, tel. +358 50 458 4128

Neste in brief:

Neste is a pioneer in oil refining and renewable solutions. We provide our customers with premium-quality products for cleaner traffic and industrial products based on world-class research. We are the world's leading producer of renewable diesel, and our annual production capacity is more than 2 million tons. We also are the world's largest company providing renewable fuel from waste and residues. Our sustainable operations have received recognition in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable companies, among others. Our net sales for 2015 amounted to approximately EUR 11 billion, and our shares are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. Cleaner traffic, energy and life are moved forward by about 5,000 professionals. More information: