Oil and energy company Tamoil has begun selling a cold-weather diesel blend containing a minimum 20% Neste NEXBTL renewable diesel to its corporate customers in the northern Italian Alps region. “Gasolio Artico Tamoil - New Generation Diesel” fuel reduces emissions and provides excellent performance in cold conditions.
We are happy to be able to help our customer Tamoil to be the first in Northern Italy to launch a renewable fuel with excellent cold properties into the market. Neste’s renewable diesel developed and tested in Finland offers uncompromised reliability and performance even in the harshest conditions, such as the Alpine mountain area.—Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President, Renewable Products at Neste
Neste’s renewable diesel does not contain any conventional FAME biodiesel, and therefore it can also be stored over long periods with full performance available immediately when necessary.
This year, the legendary Marcialonga cross-country ski race arranged on 31 January in the Alps will be using renewable fuel for the first time. The event’s service trucks and snow tractors, among others, will be powered by Tamoil’s Gasolio Artico fuel.
Thousands of cross-country skiers from all around the world take part in the Marcialonga race every year. The race is 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) long, and runs from Moena to Cavalese.