In the United States (US), Finland-headed oil refiner and renewable products major Neste Oyj has announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Ohio-based Hightowers Petroleum Co., a leading wholesale fuel supplier serving customers in the Midwest region in the US, to offer Neste MY Renewable Diesel – the first "TOP TIER" certified renewable diesel fuel certified for its high quality.
According to a statement, this partnership enables Hightowers Petroleum to supply Neste MY Renewable Diesel to customers across the Midwest region, where the company sees strong demand for lower-emission fuels, especially from the automobile industry.
Many car manufacturers have committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from “first fills” – i.e. resulting from the use of the fuel to fill new vehicles when leaving the production line to ensure they meet technical, storage, and environmental requirements between the assembly lines and the delivery to customers.
With the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, GHG emissions can be effectively reduced by up to 75 percent compared with fossil diesel over its life cycle, and as a drop-in solution, it is compatible with all diesel engines, making it an ideal choice for first fill and testing.
Suitable for all seasons
In addition to reducing GHG emissions, renewable diesel brings other benefits and delivers strong performance.
Because it does not contain sulfur, oxygen, or aromatic compounds, it combusts cleaner. As a result, vehicles that run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel may require less maintenance.
Additionally, according to Neste, its renewable diesel has “outstanding” cold weather performance, suitable for cold weather conditions as low as -4°F (-20° C). Its high cetane number also gives better start-up and throttle response, which can be particularly useful to businesses with a lot of variety in usage during different seasons.
We serve customers who demand the highest quality of fuel but also are making an effort to reduce their carbon footprint. Neste MY Renewable Diesel addresses both of those needs with flying colors, providing immediate GHG emissions reductions while delivering high performance and potentially reducing maintenance costs, said Stephen Hightower, President and CEO of Hightowers Petroleum Co.
Expanding distribution network
Over the past decade, Neste has partnered with fuel distributors to create America’s leading renewable diesel distribution and marketing network.
Neste was one of the first companies to supply renewable diesel to California (CA) and Oregon (OR), and today is rapidly expanding its production, fueling station network, and distribution capabilities to meet the growing demand across the United States.
Neste has been supplying renewable diesel to the US West Coast since 2016, and this lower-carbon, more sustainable fuel has already helped many businesses and cities reduce GHG emissions significantly. We are excited to partner with Hightowers Petroleum and enable businesses and cities now in the Midwest region to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and take advantage of this widely available solution to reach their ambitious climate goals, said Carrie Song, VP of Renewable Road Transportation, Americas at Neste.