Neste MY Renewable Diesel receives TOP TIER Certification
Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ is the first renewable diesel brand to receive TOP TIER™ Diesel Fuel certification for its high quality and powerful performance. The standard was introduced in 2017 and has been endorsed by many engine manufacturers, including General Motors, Volkswagen, Detroit Diesel, Navistar, and Ford.
“The TOP TIER™ Diesel Fuel certification is a significant validation of Neste’s pioneering vision to develop premium renewable diesel products, and it fully puts to rest the false view that using a low carbon, sustainable fuel requires sacrificing performance,” said Matt Leuck, Neste’s technical manager of Renewable Road Transportation in North America.
Currently, Finland’s Neste Corporation produces more than 1 billion gallons of renewable products annually and is on track to increase its production capacity to 1.5 billion in 2023.
“On behalf of the TOP TIER™ Diesel sponsors, we are happy to welcome Neste to the TOP TIER™ family,” said Rebecca Monroe, fuel trademark lead at TOP TIER™. “Our standards were developed to ensure better fuel quality for diesel fuel retailers, auto and engine manufacturers. As the first renewable diesel certified by TOP TIER™, Neste MY Renewable Diesel meets all of the requirements without needing any deposit control additives.”
Developed and enforced by leading automotive and heavy duty equipment manufacturers, TOP TIER™ Diesel Fuel is the optimal fuel standard for diesel engine cleanliness performance. In pursuing the certification, Neste MY Renewable Diesel has gone through rounds of rigorous tests and exceeded the stringent requirements of the TOP TIER™ Diesel Fuel Performance Standard, which includes: Reduction of internal and external fuel injector deposits, increased lubricity for less wear on critical fuel system components, improved fuel stability resulting in less deposits in the fuel system components, and increased protection against water and particulates introduced into the fuel before being dispensed into the vehicle or equipment.
“Renewable diesel is truly a ‘drop-in’ fuel as it meets the same ASTM D975 standard for petroleum diesel,” said Alissa Recker, catalyst and fuels engineer at DETROIT®, one of the OEM sponsors of the TOP TIER™ Diesel Fuel certification. “It contains no aromatics or impurities, and is your best solution to minimize your emission-based footprint without additional capital investment.”