This yr Valtra marks 5 years of utilizing Neste gasoline, a drop-in substitute for fossil diesel that the Finnish refining firm is selling all through Europe.

The Nordic tractor model makes use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel for all of its tractor testing, and first fills each tractor’s gasoline tanks with the renewable diesel earlier than it leaves the Suolahti manufacturing facility in Finland.

Fossil gasoline spared

Over these 5 years, the corporate estimates that it has used round 4 million litres of renewable gasoline, and may such gasoline be used all through the tractor’s life, then its carbon footprint might be lowered by at the least 90%.

Heidi Peltonen, of Neste mentioned: “Valtra was among the many first corporations that confirmed management of their trade and determined to cut back their greenhouse fuel emissions with Neste MY Renewable Diesel.

“We’re extraordinarily pleased to see the lowered local weather affect that our partnership has created and are trying ahead to persevering with the collaboration sooner or later.”

The renewable, or artificial diesel produced by Neste is comprised of 100% waste and residues, primarily from meals processors, and it already supplies 20% of Finland’s diesel necessities with retailers in different European places.

Past Neste gasoline

Valtra’s dedication to lowering its carbon footprint extends additional than using Neste fuels. It has launched many different improvements and techniques in recent times.

The corporate notes that since 2022, its Suolahti manufacturing facility has operated utilizing 100% renewable power. The vary of renewable sources contains wind, water, biomass and photo voltaic panels on the roof of the manufacturing facility.

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Valtra tractors coming off the manufacturing line at Suolahti in Finland

Cautious power administration has additionally seen the manufacturing facility scale back its power consumption by 12.5% in recent times.

In addition to seeking to its personal operations, Valtra works with its companions and clients to assist them scale back their environmental affect. By these efforts, Valtra has lowered its inbound emissions by 17% since 2018.

The corporate believes that the know-how it has developed for its tractors permits farmers to cut back prices by extra environment friendly use of inputs together with gasoline, by monitoring of its utilization in actual time.