Neste drives forward with renewable diesel expansion in Finland

Neste is bringing renewable diesel to a significant number of new stations in Finland.

With the expansion, Neste MY Renewable Diesel will be available at around 120 stations in growth centres as well as smaller towns. Katri Taskinen, vice president responsible for the sales of the Neste station network in Finland, said: “Our customers have asked for more stations offering renewable diesel ‒ that is why we are now expanding the number of stations providing Neste MY Renewable Diesel in one big go.

“With this expansion, both private and business customers can refuel renewable diesel across Finland. It is a low-emission solution which can be used straight away with no modifications to the vehicle or engine.” The number of distribution points will be expanded from 70 stations.

The demand for Neste MY Renewable Diesel has gone up in the last year among businesses and private customers. In 2019, a few hundred companies in different industries adopted renewable diesel in order to cut their emissions.

For some stations offering Neste MY Renewable Diesel in the Helsinki region and Lahti, its share of diesel sales has increased to more than 40%. Taskinen added: “Finland is known to have an old car fleet – for example, cars purchased this year are only expected to be scrapped around 2040. Also, heavy transportation in Finland will be using diesel for a long time to come.

“With their own choices, businesses and consumers are showing decision-makers and infrastructure developers the kind of future Finns want to build. “Deciding to purchase responsible alternatives accelerates the expansion of supply in the market to more and more people.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a concrete solution that customers can use to reduce their own carbon footprint immediately.” Renewable fuels are an effective way to reduce road transportation emissions, and they are suitable for the current car fleet.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel was launched in January 2017 in Finland and its demand has increased significantly in a short period of time. In addition to Finland, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is available in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and the Netherlands as well as in the US in California and Oregon.