Deutsche Bahn is expanding its use of renewable diesel significantly this year by purchasing around 13,300 tonnes (17 million liters) of renewable diesel produced by Neste. Switching from fossil diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ will enable Deutsche Bahn to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the operation of their diesel-powered locomotives and railcars by up to 90 %. In total, the purchased amount will save Deutsche Bahn around 46,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) compared to the use of fossil diesel.
Deutsche Bahn has already approved HVO-type 100% renewable diesel for the use in around 1,000 of its vehicles, and its subsidiary DB Cargo AG in its entire fleet of 800 vehicles. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a drop-in fuel, suitable for use in diesel-powered vehicles without any modifications to their engines.
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