Finnish Neste powers cities in California
The City of Carlsbad joins the cities of San Francisco, Oakland and Walnut Creek, in moving to Neste Renewable Diesel.
Finland-based oil refining company Neste’s renewable diesel is now being used by the city of Carlsbad, California. This switch from petroleum diesel to Neste Renewable Diesel, made from waste and residues, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the city’s diesel fleet by up to 80 per cent.
“Many cities and corporations worldwide are now looking at ways to reduce emissions and carbon footprint,” says Kaisa Hietala, executive vice president of renewable products at Neste. “In the United States, California is leading the way.”
Additionally, the use of renewable diesel reduces tailpipe emissions and thus improves the local air quality. Carlsbad will run Neste’s diesel in a range of fire department and public works heavy-duty vehicles, including fire trucks, dump trucks and vacuum trucks serving the community.
“Switching to our product doesn’t require any additional investments on infrastructure or engine modifications,” Hietala underlines. “Fleets can switch to renewable diesel overnight.”
The diesel is being supplied to the City of Carlsbad by Proper Fuels, which is the largest retailer of low carbon fuels in California. Propel Fuels sells Neste Renewable Diesel under the brand name Diesel HPR.