Neste honored as Clean Air Champion

By Neste | October 22, 2019

The board of the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition has selected Neste, the leading provider of renewable diesel fuel in California, to receive its 2019 Clean Air Champion Award.

Richard Battersby, director and chairman of the Coalition, said the award recognizes Neste's "exemplary work with renewable fuels and focus on sustainability as a core part of your mission and operations." The award was presented Oct. 16 to Neste at the NorCal Clean Fleet Technology Conference & Expo in Sacramento.

Neste supplies renewable diesel fuel, Neste MY Renewable Diesel, to several cities in the East Bay and elsewhere in California and Oregon. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a drop-in, advanced diesel fuel made of renewable waste materials, compatible with existing distribution and logistics systems as well as all diesel vehicle engines.

In addition to supplying Neste MY Renewable Diesel to 17 cities in California, Neste also has partnered with the City of Oakland to initiate a program in which local waste grease is collected, sent to Neste's refinery and used as a feedstock for the low-carbon renewable diesel that is returned to the city for use in its vehicles.

"Neste is proud to accept this award," said Neste US Inc. President Jeremy Baines, "as it recognizes the partnerships that our company strives to create as part of our business, which is bringing renewable and sustainable products to our customers."

Neste's renewable diesel fuel has been a prime contributor to the success of California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, a key tool in the state's program to combat climate change.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 percent compared to conventional petroleum diesel. It also cuts engine-out emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 9 percent, carbon monoxide by 24 percent and fine particulates by 33 percent, all while enhancing engine performance.