Neste's renewable diesel to reduce carbon footprint of Flow Fest
Neste Oil is supporting the environmental goals of this year's Flow Festival in Helsinki by supplying 100 percent NEXBTL renewable diesel to generate electricity for the event. Thanks to NEXBTL diesel produced from waste and residues, the Flow Festival will release up to 90 percent less greenhouse gas emissions that it would do using fossil diesel.
The Flow Festival, which will be held on Aug. 8-10 in the Suvilahti district of Helsinki, is known as an event that prioritizes the environment and sustainable development in all aspects of its activities. The event also expects its partners to comply with tough environmental standards.
“NEXBTL renewable diesel fits in very well with Flow's aim of reducing its emissions, as it can result in up to 90 percent lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fossil diesel,” said Kaisa Hietala, Neste Oil's executive vice president of renewable products. “We are very pleased that our product can help events like Flow offer an exciting program of music and other material, while at the same time helping reducing their impact on the environment. This is yet another example of the broad range of opportunities that our NEXBTL products have to offer for cutting emissions on the road, in the air, and at events.”
“We are very satisfied that we will be able to generate all the electricity needed at this year's Flow Festival using renewable energy sources,” said Flow's Production Manager Emilia Mikkola, who is also responsible for the event's environmental profile. “Through our partnership with Neste Oil, we will be able to use NEXBTL renewable diesel in our generators for the first time instead of fossil fuel.”
Based on Neste Oil technology, NEXBTL diesel can be produced from virtually any vegetable oil or waste fat, such as fat residues produced by the food industry that are unsuitable for human consumption. The two NEXBTL units at Neste Oil's Porvoo refinery in Finland have used solely waste- and residue-based feedstocks for a number of years; and these types of inputs account for more than 60 percent of all the renewable inputs used by Neste Oil today.