Approved Oil Company announced an agreement it said will reshape the future of transportation in New York City. The company has signed a multi-year deal with the city of New York to provide renewable diesel fuel for all city agencies.
The company said the agreement aligns with the city's green initiatives, aiming to significantly reduce carbon emissions and usher in a new era of clean energy.
Under the contract awarded by Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), Approved Oil will supply renewable diesel to the fleets of various New York City agencies, including the Department of Sanitation (DSNY), the New York Police Department (NYPD), the New York Fire Department (FDNY), the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), and the Department of Correction (DOC).
By powering these essential agency fleets with renewable diesel, Approved Oil Company is playing a pivotal role in driving down carbon emissions and contributing to the realization of New York City's ambitious green initiatives, the company said.
A New Type of Diesel Fuel
Renewable Diesel represents a major advancement in sustainable fuel technology, according to Approved Oil and other industry experts. It is derived from renewable sources such as vegetable oils, animal fats, and used cooking oil. It is molecularly the same as petroleum-based diesel and it meets ASTM International's standard for Diesel Fuel Oils (D-975). Its adoption offers a seamless transition for existing diesel engines, emitting significantly fewer pollutants and greenhouse gases than conventional diesel.
"This momentous partnership with the Department of Citywide Administrative Services marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility," remarked Vincent Theurer, president & CEO at Approved Oil Company. "We are extremely proud to lead the charge in providing cleaner fuel alternatives that align with the city's green objectives. This collaboration underscores our dedication to a greener, healthier future for all New Yorkers."
As a local, NYC-based company, Approved Oil said it is particularly proud to have secured this landmark multi-year deal to supply the city with renewable diesel thereby contributing in a major way to supporting NYC's green initiatives. Ultimately, the company said, this will help pave the way for a cleaner and more sustainable future for all New Yorkers and beyond.