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"One day regular diesel. The next day, renewable. That simple."

Argent Materials fills up with renewable diesel to achieve climate goals

  • Reducing 1,340 metric tons of CO₂ annually

  • Overnight impact on company environmental goals

  • Transforming operations to be more sustainable

Since forming in 2013, Argent Materials, a concrete and asphalt recycling center, has diverted more than a billion pounds of waste from local landfills in Oakland, California. Looking to expand its environmentally mindful business efforts even further, Argent made the switch from petroleum diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel to reduce its carbon footprint and support a more sustainable fleet.

3 challenges faced by Argent Materials

  1. Reduce carbon footprint

  2. Use existing vehicles with no modifications

  3. Eliminate fossil fuels from fleet

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"It runs cleaner. It’s met and exceeded our expectations in every way."

Bill Crotinger, President & CEO

Solution

In 2020, Argent switched its fleet of 20 vehicles and equipment - comprised of wheel loaders, excavators, bobcats and a couple of water trucks - to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel. As a result, Argent and Neste have kept 1,340 metric tons of CO₂ out of the atmosphere each year, which is equal to planting 6,600 trees.

How easy was the switch?

“Making the switch from a standard petroleum diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel was literally seamless.” - Bill Crotinger, President & CEO

What impact will this have on the environment?

“Our social contract has become a guiding principle for Argent. To know that I can look my children in the eyes, and my grandchildren, to know that we are doing the right thing for them is important.” - Bill Crotinger, President & CEO