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Åland Islands fleets switching to Neste renewable diesel

Local transportation on the Åland Islands (an autonomous region of Finland) in the Baltic Sea is switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel which is produced entirely from waste and residues. The first vehicles to use the product are the local and charter buses of the Viking Line Buss and Williams Buss companies, in addition to the Åland Post fleet.

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By estimation, using Neste MY Renewable Diesel in Åland will make it possible to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 40 kilograms per inhabitant per year. This reduction is equivalent to the removal of almost 400 passenger cars from the road for a year.

In addition to the Åland Islands, Neste is part of the efforts to bring about a cleaner archipelago as part of the Journey to Zero project. The project involves partners working together to explore and experiment together to find solutions that will help steer the world towards a fossil-free future. One goal of the Journey to Zero project is to make the island of Lidö, in the Stockholm archipelago, fossil fuel free within a year.

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Engineer-Poet

Unless the hydrogen used to hydro-deoxygenate the fats is renewable, and also the fertilizers used to grow the oil crops, then fossil fuels are not being eliminated.  They're just being displaced and/or concealed.

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