Digital solution enables easy follow-up of trucks renewable fuels usage
10 FEBRUARY 2023
Neste and Scania are piloting a digital solution that enables easy follow-up and verification of each truck's usage of renewable fuels. Combining data from Scania Fleet Management Portal enriched with Neste's fuel emission data, the solution provides Scania’s fleet management customers with accurate, up-to-date data for their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reporting and sustainability communications. Customers can compare the climate impact of their use of Neste’s renewable fuels compared to fossil fuels and track their continuous progress towards climate targets.
Neste and Scania are testing the digital solution together with logistic companies, including HAVI. The solution combines data regarding where a certain truck has been refueled and how much it has driven, with data about climate impact from the use of Neste MY Renewable DieselTM instead of fossil fuel. Until now, it has been a challenge to verify to what extent trucks really run on renewable fuels, as the very same trucks could also continue to run on fossil fuels. The digital solution now being tested hopes to solve this issue. Neste’s and Scania’s joint ambition is that in the future, the solution could serve all manufacturers and all types of renewable fuels.
Accurate report on climate impact
“The purpose of our unique collaboration is to test together with a fleet manufacturer how to verify the use of renewable fuels and accurately report the climate impact. The climate data now flows digitally through the systems, whereas before, it was mostly collected manually from different sources. Our pilot with Scania started by finding out the challenges that transport companies currently face in developing the sustainability of their fleet and related sustainability reporting. We invited customers in the transport business to take part in interviews to provide the service design team at Scania with a deeper understanding of their sustainability development challenges. We also wanted to support Scania’s own efforts to follow-up and report their own progress on the Science Based Targets Initiative. Encouraged by the successful pilot in Finland, we are now looking into expanding the solution to the new markets,” says Mats Hultman, Head of OEM Partnerships at Neste.
The value of renewable fuels
“Scania’s purpose is to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment. We are sure that data transparency, connectivity and partnerships in the ecosystem are vital to accelerate this journey, where energy efficiency, electrification, renewable fuels and smart and safe transport are all part of the solution. In this collaboration our aim was to enable access to reliable, accurate and automated emissions calculations that could be used both in daily operations but also showcase the credibility of renewable fuels in the ecosystem,” says Jacob Thärnå, Head of Sustainable Transport at Scania.
“HAVI is committed to net zero emissions by 2050 and we’re proud to work with our customers and partners to provide increasingly sustainable, digitally enabled and transparent supply chain solutions. With much of our European delivery fleet now powered by alternative fuels such as electrification, biogas and renewable diesel, we’re delighted that this pioneering digitalisation initiative from Scania and Neste enables automatic reporting into the real GHG reductions achieved on behalf of our customers. More widely, deliveries with a verifiably lower carbon footprint could also strengthen trust in the progress that is being made toward net zero,” says Massimo D’Alessandro, Director Sustainability & Innovation, HAVI.
“Together with Scania and our piloting customers, we aim to demonstrate how climate data can create additional value and push the logistics industry towards lower emissions. Collaboration in the whole industry value chain is important when new solutions are developed, and this pilot is a good example of a customer-centric solution that paves the way for the whole industry to combat climate change,” says Mats Hultman, Head of OEM Partnerships at Neste.
Neste in brief
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. We are introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as liquefied waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035, and we will reduce the carbon emission intensity of sold products by 50% by 2040. We also have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2021, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 15.1 billion. Read more: neste.com
HAVI in brief
HAVI is a global, privately-owned company that connects people with ideas, data with insights, supply with demand, restaurants with deliveries, and ultimately, people with the products they love. Whether we are sourcing, storing or delivering products, we bring unmatched category expertise and unrivalled operational excellence, combined with powerful digital analytics and insights. Founded in 1974, HAVI employs more than 10,000 people and serves customers in more than 100 countries. Visit www.havi.com
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