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Espoo adopts renewable diesel

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The Public Works Department in the Finnish city of Espoo has decided to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel in all of its diesel-powered machines.

The product is produced from waste and residues. The transition to renewable diesel is part of a target to make the city completely carbon neutral by 2030.

"One of the cornerstones of the City of Espoo's strategy is to make Espoo carbon neutral over the next 12 years. One important step in this direction is the adoption of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, which will be used by our diesel powered machines and other mobile equipment. This product enables us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%. This is the same amount of emissions that would be reduced every year by taking around 400 cars off the road. This figure is clearly higher than the number of cars used by the Public Works Department of the City of Espoo. We're pleased to be able to start the new year with renewable diesel, allowing us to make a much smaller carbon footprint," said Harri Tanska, Director of Public Works Department at the City of Espoo.

"We're delighted to be able to help the City of Espoo to meet its ambitious emissions targets. It's great to be able to make the air cleaner in the urban parts of Espoo, both for users of machinery and commercial vehicles and indeed for everyone in the city. As shown by research carried out at the Tampere University of Technology, local emissions can drop practically overnight by a large fraction after switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel," said Sam Holmberg, Vice President of Neste's Marketing and Services business area in Finland.

The product is also used in Finland by the city of Porvoo, companies such as Lassila & Tikanoja and DB Schenker and the airport operator Finavia in its airport buses at Helsinki Airport.

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