MOSCOW (MRC) -- Porvoo is the first city in Finland to start using Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced 100% from waste and residues, in all of its diesel-fueled vehicles during this year, said Hydrocarbonprocessing.
The municipal engineering department of Porvoo and the free summer bus Rinkeli will start using the product immediately.
"Neste MY Renewable Diesel is an excellent solution for many cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said Sam Holmberg, Vice President responsible for Neste's Marketing and Services business area in Finland. "We are proud and happy to see that Porvoo, the hometown of one of our refineries, is the first city in Finland to start using our premium-quality product to reduce the emissions of all of their diesel-fueled vehicles. In California in the US, our products are already used in Sacramento and San Diego."
Compared to conventional fossil diesel, Neste MY Renewable Diesel has up to 90% lower greenhouse gas emissions during the lifecycle of the fuel, the company said in a press release.
The use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel does not require any modifications to vehicles. It is fully compatible with current diesel grades, and it can be added to the fuel tank at any point, even when there is some traditional diesel left in the tank.
The raw material base that Neste uses to produce its renewable diesel includes already more than 10 raw materials.
As MRC informed earlier, Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has announced a EUR 40 million investment to upgrade its steam cracker in Porvoo, Finland.