Finavia is set to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel in vehicles at Rovaniemi, Kuusamo, Ivalo and Kittilä airports in Finland.

Generated from waste and residues, the Neste renewable fuel will be used as part of Finavia’s goal to make these Finnish airports carbon dioxide neutral by 2020.

Finavia Sustainability and Environment vice-president Mikko Viinikainen said: “Using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as our vehicle fuel is a key part of our climate programme.

“It is excellently suited to our purposes, as it helps us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90% compared to the emissions from conventional fossil diesel.”

For more than a year, the renewable diesel has been used by the apron buses at Finland’s Helsinki Airport.

“It helps us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90% compared to the emissions from conventional fossil diesel.”

The Helsinki adoption has already enabled the airport operator to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 610mt.

Neste Finland marketing and services vice-president Sam Holmberg said: “Finavia’s efforts in this area are pioneering on an international scale, and Finavia has ambitious goals for reducing its emissions.

“Diesel vehicles can switch to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel without having to make any changes to existing engines. Also for years now, our refuelling trucks have used Neste MY Renewable Diesel.

“The product is also an ideal choice for the Nordic climate, since it can withstand temperatures as low as -34°C.”

According to Holmberg, the renewable diesel is currently available from 13 light traffic and 13 heavy traffic filling stations in southern Finland, Jyväskylä and Seinäjoki. In addition, the company has plans to develop fuel stations in northern Finland.