Neste Corporation has named ScanOcean AB as an official reseller of its low-sulfur marine fuel to shipping firms sailing out of Sweden's East Coast.
Courtesy of Neste
"The re-seller partnership with ScanOcean is part of our marine fuel strategy as it is our aim to continually offer customers better services both locally and globally," said Jacob Granqvist, Neste’s Marine Fuels & Services Manager, in a written statement.
"Neste’s low-sulfur marine fuel is an excellent example of our capability to meet the tight environmental requirements,” Granqvist added.
Neste supplies its customers from the terminal in Södertälje, servicing nearby ports from Gävle in the north to Norrköping in the south and Lake Mälaren.
Neste’s marine fuels are available at all Finnish ports and through ScanOcean cooperation now in the greater Stockholm area.
In related news, Neste has also announced that it has successfully completed a nine-month trial involving its new more environmentally-friendly diesel fuel.
According to Neste, the company tested its new diesel R33 fuel with employees from Volkswagen's largest manufacturing facility, located in Wolfsburg, Germany, and found the innovative fuel enables CO2 emissions savings of at least 20 percent.
Diesel R33 is a blend containing 26 percent NExBTL renewable diesel, an HVO-type fuel produced by Neste Oil, 7 percent conventional biodiesel produced from used cooking oil, and 67 percent fossil diesel.
“Diesel R33 is an easy solution that doesn’t need any additional certification on the automotive side or change in legislation," said Markku Honkanen, head of Technical Services, Oil Products & Renewable Products, Neste.
"This blend does not require modifications to be made to the car’s engines or to the filling stations that choose to offer it,” Honkanen said.
Since the completion of the trial, Volkswagen has been using Diesel R33 at its filling stations in Wolfsburg.
A second test operation is now underway at the Volkswagen plant in Salzgitter, Germany.