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Tamoil begins sales of 20% Neste NEXBTL renewable diesel blend in Italian Alps

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.

Comments

SJC

Bio synthetic fuels will make a contribution, even though some say it can not be done or should not be done.

Alain

Whether this is good or bad depends on the source of the oils before it is converted to fuel.
At this moment, it is almost always a very inefficient source requiring vast amounts of agricultural land for a few tons of fuel.
Let's hope they source algae fuels as soon as possible.

SJC

10 tons per acre with 100 gallons per ton are good yields. It cleans the air, reduces oil imports and a good way for farmers to make more money.

In the case of cellulose ethanol, it takes no more land, water nor fertilizer, farmers grow corn and sorghum anyway for feed and food. Only the stalks are used and NO it does not deprive the soil of nutrients. They can take ALL the stalks then plant a cover crop.

In the case of palm oil for HPR the oil is harvested for soap and other products. HPR is a bio synthetic as clear as water, it is NOT biodiesel. HPR can be used up to 100% in any diesel engine, it runs cleaner that refined diesel.

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