Neste opens first US own branded renewable diesel fueling station
In the United States (US), renewable diesel fuel is soon to be much more accessible to fleet drivers looking to fuel up in northern and central California as Finland-headed Neste Oyj, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel, has opened the first Neste-branded cardlock station in San Leandro. This is the very first time vehicles can be fueled with Neste MY Renewable Diesel high-performance low-carbon fuel directly at a station.
Cardlocks are unstaffed fueling stations designed to accommodate fleet vehicles, including 18-wheel trucks. Neste has opened the first Neste-branded cardlock in San Leandro and another three sites will open in cooperation with local distributors this spring.
Since launching in California in 2017, we’ve had a lot of positive feedback from drivers and fleet managers using Neste MY Renewable Diesel. And those who haven’t tried it yet keep asking where they can get it. We’re proud to offer Neste MY Renewable Diesel at these cardlock locations to further expand its accessibility and lead the renewable fuel revolution, said Jeremy Baines, Vice President of Sales for Neste.
Each location will supply Neste MY Renewable Diesel, a low-carbon fuel produced from 100 percent renewable and sustainable raw materials that cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 80 percent compared to petroleum diesel.
California leading GHG reduction standards
In California, state policymakers are leading the global charge to reduce greenhouse gases through forward-thinking standards. Neste MY Renewable Diesel fuel meets and even exceeds California’s rigorous emissions standards while meeting consumer requirements for sustainability, performance, and value.
In 2018, the San Leandro location served over 16 000 customers, making the switch to Neste MY Renewable Diesel is estimated to help these drivers reduce GHG emissions by more than 20 000 tonnes annually.
Demand for cleaner fuels is on the rise globally, and California is a leader in the movement toward an emissions-free future. Neste MY Renewable Diesel helps meet environmental needs without compromising performance, said Baines.
Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a clean-burning diesel fuel that keeps fuel filters, particulate filters and fuel injection systems cleaner and vehicles running efficiently. It is a direct replacement fuel for petroleum diesel that requires no blending and is compatible with all diesel engines without any modification or change in infrastructure.
It is available to public and private fleets in California through authorized distributors.