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10 September 2020

Neste MY Renewable Diesel helps AGCO Power to reduce its plant’s carbon footprint – automatic fuel identification under development

AGCO Power is starting to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ at its plant. Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced from waste and residues, will replace fossil fuels in all internal logistics vehicles before the end of 2020. Neste and AGCO Power also work on a joint research project to develop an automatic fuel identification system. Our goal is to be a pioneer and make engines even lower-emission and more economical. Our low emission policy covers the entire production chain: by introducing Neste MY Renewable Diesel in our plant logistics and road transport, we can reduce our own annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to 130,000 kilos. Our goal is to gradually increase the use of renewable diesel also in engine testing. With these measures, we are also meeting our customers’ wishes for a lower environmental load, says Juha Tervala, CEO.
AGCO Power will adopt the Neste Oma Asema Service at its plant, a refueling station with an automatic refilling system.

  • We are happy to support our long-term partner in their work towards low-emission production chain. The Neste Oma Asema Service, available at the plant area, helps to avoid unnecessary driving and related emissions when the station is located in the company’s own plant area. In addition to Neste MY Renewable Diesel, the station has also the option of refueling AdBlue urea solution, which can be used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions and optimize engine performance, says Teemu Sarjovaara, Head of R&D at Neste.

Automatic fuel identification has many benefits
Neste and AGCO Power cooperate as research and development partners in low-emission fuel solutions. Their joint research operations focus on the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel in work machines and on maximizing fuel benefits.
Neste and AGCO Power are currently developing an automatic fuel identification system that detects whether fossil or renewable fuel is in use. Identification can be done either by a dedicated sensor installed in the fuel system or by using the measurement data in the engine and exhaust gas after-treatment system.

  • We have promising results from both of these technologies. Automatic identification of the fuel in the tank ensures reliable emissions reporting, says Sarjovaara.
    Direct cost savings is another benefit of automatic fuel identification.
  • New technology makes it easier to optimize the engine and minimize consumption under changing operating conditions. More efficient optimization can also reduce AdBlue consumption, Tervala says.
    In the future, fuel identification could also be used to recognize any fuel quality problems that could jeopardize engine performance. There might be a need for a solution, for example, in markets that have more variation in fuel quality.