Neste presents a 100% renewable and much cleaner diesel
Is it the diesel comeback?
It is called Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is, according to its creators, the more sustainable alternative to crude oil-based fuels by being made from 100% renewable raw materials. This would have great environmental benefits as this fuel would emit over its lifecycle a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the order of 50-90% compared to traditional diesel.
And again according to Neste, the greenhouse gas emissions of cars using Neste MY Renewable Diesel would be even lower than the emissions of an electric car, yes you read that right! The carbon dioxide emissions of a small diesel car are on average 106 g/km and those of an electric car 28 g/km. The Neste MY Renewable Diesel would emit only 24 g/km with the same car!
The Neste MY Renewable Diesel would also reduce the quantity of fine particles emitted by 33%, the quantity of carbon monoxide emitted by 24% and the quantity of nitrogen oxides emitted by 9%. To produce this fuel, more than 10 different renewable raw materials are used, such as vegetable oils, waste and fats. The fuel also contains no impurities, which allows it to burn optimally.
Neste MY Renewable Diesel would keep the engine clean and improve its performance. The fuel is also very resistant to cold and can be stored for a long time without altering its qualities and producing humidity. It does not require engine modifications and can be used by all diesel engines. It can also be mixed with conventional diesel. Interesting isn't it?