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Fuel efficency

High-quality Advanced biofuels:

  • help European car manufacturers to maintain their leadership in developing more fuel-efficient engines.
  • are stable products with no 'best before’ date.
  • can be stored over long periods of time.

High-quality advanced biofuels improve the performance of fuel, support better fuel efficiency, and therefore help lower emissions.

High-quality advanced biofuels improve the technical qualities of fuels: high stability, low acidity, and excellent cold properties, providing reliability during the winter.

Fuel efficiency of engines can be increased with the use of high-quality advanced biofuels through optimised engine calibration. High-quality advance biofuels can help European car manufacturers to maintain their leadership in developing more fuel-efficient engines.

NExBTL can be distributed exactly like pure fossil diesel throughout the entire distribution network


Fuel Efficiency and EU Policy

Neste calls for a joined-up approach to EU fuels and automotive regulation. Fuel efficiency of engines can be increased - and in turn CO2 emissions reduced - with the use of high-quality advanced biofuels through optimized engine calibration.

In the current situation, this approach is not supported, because the vehicle and biofuels regulation are considered separately. Therefore, it is crucial that the development of biofuel technologies should go hand in hand with the needs of the automotive sector. This in turn would contribute to the improvement of the competitiveness of the European automotive sector.

In order to reach reliable comparisons in greenhouse gas emissions, biofuels should be evaluated with the well-to-wheels approach, which not only takes into account the raw material, its processing, refining and final use, but also considers the engine efficiency (cars: CO2/passenger-km, heavy duty vehicles: CO2/ton-km for trucks and CO2/passenger-km for buses). This approach would cover the whole value chain.

In contrast in the current situation the carbon footprint of biofuels is counted from their origin until the vehicle tank, and vehicles are measured with respect to engine efficiency.