Neste increases partnership with Sweden’s OKQ8 and sets ambitious 2020 target

Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced from renewable and sustainable raw materials, will become available at 130 OKQ8 network stations by the end of the year.

The total Neste MY Renewable Diesel sales points in Sweden will more than double to over 200 by year-end. Andréa Haag, director sustainability and network at OKQ8, said: “Partnering with Neste fits with OKQ8 sustainability strategy.

“By the end of 2020 our 1.6 million members and private and professional customers can refuel with Neste MY Renewable Diesel at OKQ8 network stations throughout Sweden.” Carl Nyberg, executive vice president for Neste’s renewable road transportation business unit, added: “The partnership is an important enabler for our sustainability agenda and the number of stations offering HVO100 will continue to grow in our network of more than 740 stations in the years to come.

“This collaboration marks an important step in the execution of our growth strategy for branded fuels and renewable transportation in Sweden as well as globally. “It will more than double the availability of Neste MY Renewable Diesel in Sweden, and we are extremely happy to be able to offer our renewable diesel to more drivers across the country.

“In addition to heavy duty and public transportation, private car owners can now fill up with our high-quality product and become fossil free in an instant. “Moreover, this further contributes to Sweden reaching its ambitious climate target to become fossil free by 2045.”

Customers can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% compared to fossil diesel over the lifecycle. The high-quality product is a drop-in solution, meaning that it can be refueled without any modifications to existing diesel engines or logistics. Neste launched the biodiesel fuel in Sweden in 2018.