Neste’s renewable traffic fuels and other renewable products are “part of the solution for the struggle against the climate change,” the company says. Using NEXBTL renewable diesel made from 100% renewable raw materials can result in 40 – 90% lower greenhouse gas emissions over its lifecycle when compared with fossil diesel. The company highlights the benefits for fleets,. distributio and refiners, below:
The low emission profile of NEXBTL renewable diesel is a major benefit for fleet use. As NEXBTL renewable diesel’s chemical composition is comparable to fossil fuel, it also behaves just like petroleum diesel. This enables fleets to switch to cleaner fuel overnight without making any additional investments or modifications to their fleet. Switching to premium-quality NEXBTL renewable diesel can help lower a fleet operator’s service and maintenance costs. Also, the lower emission levels mean that fleets can contribute to improving local air quality. Therefore, NEXBTL is an excellent alternative for powering city buses, for example.
NEXBTL renewable diesel is not only fully compatible with existing engines, but also the existing fuel distribution infrastructure. The product can be blended and distributed within the existing diesel infrastructure; all the way from the refinery to service stations and end-users. With no blending limits, NEXBTL renewable diesel is a cost-efficient solution and enables flexible fulfillment of biofuel mandates.
The benefits of NEXBTL renewable diesel for the refiner are clear. Excellent blending properties mean that even heavier, lower cetane diesel cuts can be flexibly upgraded to on-spec fuel grades that meet biomandate needs in one easy step. As NEXBTL renewable diesel is fully compatible with the existing fuel infrastructure, no investments are required. The fuel’s performance is also excellent in cold weather.