28 August 2012

Neste Oil launches Neste Pro Diesel in Finland

Neste Oil has a long history in bringing in the markets products which not only meet the toughest legislative requirements but even exceed them. Good examples of such products are NExBASE base oils, NExBTL renewable diesel and NExBTL renewable aviation fuel. This series of superior products will again be extended this autumn when Neste Oil launches a new revolutionary diesel grade in Finland. The fuel is called Neste Pro Diesel.

Neste Pro Diesel complies with the toughest diesel specification worked as part of the Worldwide Fuel Charter (WWFC) by automotive manufacturers in Europe, the US, and Asia. In fact, it is the first fuel ever to comply with this specification. Neste Pro Diesel will be available at Neste Oil’s manned service stations in Finland. This fuel was also used by the organizers of Neste Oil Rally in August.

It has been demonstrated in tests at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Tampere University of Applied Science, and Neste Oil’s Engine Laboratory that Neste Pro Diesel possesses the best combination of product properties available being fully compatible with all diesel vehicles. Neste Pro Diesel reduces both fuel consumption and the tailpipe emissions. More power and torque is available and engine stays cleaner. It even enables better performance than conventional diesel in cold climates, which is very important in countries like Finland. When Neste Pro Diesel is used also lubricants last longer.

Moreover, Neste Pro Diesel contributes to reduction of greenhouse gases by decreasing vehicle´s greenhouse gas emissions by 10-20%. This is due to the fact that NExBTL renewable diesel has been used as a component in Neste Pro Diesel. NExBTL renewable diesel is produced from animal fats and vegetable oils and as such reduces the greenhouse gas emissions as significantly as 40-90%. Renewable energy Directive in Europe sets a minimum 35% greenhouse gas reduction requirement for biofuels.

It is essential to find solutions which meet the demands of all stakeholders – benefits need to be offered to consumers, society and environment. However, product quality should never be compromised. No compromises have been made when it comes to Neste Pro Diesel.

It is exciting to launch a completely new product into markets and see how this product will be received by our customers.

Heli Salmenpohja
Market Development Manager, Renewable Fuels