Fleets in the Pacific Northwest will get more access to renewable diesel thanks to a new partnership between Neste and PetroCard.
This partnership expands the availability of Neste MY Renewable Diesel into key locations in PetroCard’s network of commercial fuel stations in Oregon. Renewable diesel offers commercial, state, and municipal fleet customers access to a lower-carbon alternative to fossil diesel.
“We are working hard to bring more renewable diesel to the market to help cut greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector immediately,” said Carrie Song, vice president of renewable road transport Americas at Neste.
In 2021, about 46.82 billion gallons of diesel fuel were consumed in the U.S. transportation sector, resulting in the emission of 472 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.
The use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, made from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable raw materials, results in up to 75% reduced greenhouse gas emissions over its life cycle compared to fossil diesel and when used in its neat form, according to the company.
Since renewable diesel has a similar chemical composition to fossil diesel, it can be used as a drop-in solution without investments in new vehicle fleets, or modifications to the engines or the fuel distribution infrastructure. This helps municipalities and businesses achieve their sustainability goals.
“Our commitment to provide our customers access to innovative fuel solutions that create value and efficiency unequivocally includes offering products and solutions that contribute to a better, more sustainable tomorrow,” said Laura Yellig, president and CEO of PetroCard.
While this drop-in, more sustainable fuel solution will initially be offered at selected locations, Yellig anticipates that the preference and demand for renewable diesel will quickly resonate with fleets.
Neste was one of the first companies to introduce renewable diesel into Oregon after the state adopted its Clean Fuels Program and is positioned to supply renewable diesel to Washington and beyond.
In addition to GHG reductions, Neste MY Renewable Diesel also delivers strong performance, especially in cold weather, according to the company. Because it does not contain sulfur, oxygen, or aromatic compounds, it combusts more cleanly. As a result, Neste says vehicles that run on renewable diesel may require less maintenance.
Neste's current annual production capacity totals 1.14 billion gallons of renewable products globally. The recent start-up of Neste’s expansion of its Singapore refinery and a joint venture with Marathon in Martinez, California, will increase the total production capacity of renewable products to 1.9 billion gallons by the end of 2023.
For more information about Neste MY Renewable Diesel, visit nestemy.com.