Rolls-Royce, Neste partner on sustainable fuels for diesel engines
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Rolls-Royce, Neste partner on sustainable fuels for diesel engines

Rolls-Royce and Neste have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a strategic partnership to implement sustainable fuels for diesel engines. 

Both Rolls-Royce and Neste share a common vision that sustainable fuels will play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in off-highway applications. The main components of the agreement are: promoting the use of existing internal combustion engines for sustainable fuels; advancing the transition from fossil fuels to sustainable fuels; and knowledge sharing on high-quality renewable diesel (HVO).

“Through our ‘Net Zero at Power Systems’ sustainability program, we have committed to realigning our mtu product portfolio so that by 2030, sustainable fuels and new mtu technologies will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35% compared to 2019,” said Tobias Ostermaier, president – Stationary Power Solutions, part of the Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, which makes engines under the mtu brand.

“This near-term target plays an important role in helping the whole of Rolls-Royce realise its net zero ambitions. Our agreement with Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, will help us achieve our goals and those of our customers.”

“With ‘Neste MY Renewable Diesel’ greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by as much as 75% to 95% when emissions over the fuel’s life cycle are compared with fossil diesel. Companies can reduce their climate emissions significantly in an instant by just changing the fuel,” said Lars Peter Lindfors, senior vice president, Innovations at Neste.