The Finnish airport operator Finavia has decided to convert its vehicles to running on Neste MY Renewable at Rovaniemi, Kuusamo, Ivalo and Kittilä airports.
Neste MY Renewable Diesel is produced from waste and residues and has already reduced Finavia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 610 metric tons. The switch to renewable fuel is part of Finavia’s goal to make its airports carbon dioxide neutral by 2020.
“Helsinki Airport is already carbon dioxide neutral” said Mikko Viinikainen, Vice President, Sustainability & Environment at Finavia. “Next we will aim to achieve the same in our airports in Lapland. Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as our vehicle fuel is a key part of our climate programme. It is excellently suited to our purposes, as it helps us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90 percent compared to the emissions from conventional fossil diesel”.
Sam Holmberg, Vice President of Neste Marketing and Services in Finland, added that diesel vehicles can switch to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel without having to make any changes to existing engines and that Neste’s refuelling trucks have used the product for years. The product is an ideal choice for the Nordic climate, since it can withstand temperatures as low as -34 °C.
Neste MY Renewable Diesel has been in use at Helsinki Airport for over a year, for example in Apron buses. During this period, the product has helped Finavia to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 610 metric tons. This reduction is equivalent to traveling 110 times around the Earth by a diesel car.
At present Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available from a total of 13 light traffic and 13 heavy traffic filling stations in southern Finland, Jyväskylä and Seinäjoki. Neste has plans to extend its availability to northern Finland in the near future.