climate-change, sustainability, transportation, renewable-solutions · 5/23/2018

City of San Leandro in California switches its municipal vehicles to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Neste Corporation Press Release 23 May 2018 at 9 am (EET)

The City of San Leandro, a suburban city in Alameda County, California, has switched all municipal vehicles from using petroleum diesel to only running on Neste MY Renewable Diesel™.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon diesel fuel produced from 100% renewable raw materials. This premium diesel cuts  greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% and enables reductions in engine-out emissions, all while enhancing fleet performance. Unlike biodiesel, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a drop-in fuel that requires no blending, and is compatible with all diesel engines.

“This was one easy change that we could make ourselves”, said Debbie Pollart, public works manager for the City of San Leandro. “Municipal operations need to be the leader in shifting the mindset of residents and businesses that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a worthy effort that involves everyone.”

San Leandro operates approximately 160 vehicles. The city decided to make the switch as part of the city’s Climate Action Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% below 2005 levels by the year 2020.

“We are very excited to add San Leandro to the list of progressive-minded California cities switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel”, said Jeremy Baines, Vice President of Sales, Neste US, Inc. “I am confident that this decision will pay dividends in both fleet performance and help the City of San Leandro meet its greenhouse gas emission targets.” 

Western States Oil, based in San Jose, California, is the exclusive distributor of Neste MY Renewable Diesel to the City of San Leandro.

Neste Corporation

Kaisa Lipponen
Director, Corporate Communications

More information: Helen Deian, Marketing Manager, Neste US, Inc., tel. + 1 713 407 4400, helen.deian(@)

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Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates sustainable solutions for transport, business, and consumer needs. Our wide range of renewable products enable our customers to reduce climate emissions. We are the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, introducing  renewable solutions also to the aviation and plastics industries. We are also a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products. We want to be a reliable partner with widely valued expertise, research, and sustainable operations. In 2017, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 13.2 billion. In 2018, Neste placed 2nd on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world. Read more: