climate-change, transportation, renewable-solutions · 4/13/2018

Californian cruise company Red and White Fleet switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Neste Corporation Press release 13 April 2018 at 10:00 am (EET)

A sightseeing cruise company Red and White Fleet operating in the San Francisco Bay Area, California switches its entire fleet of vessels from operating on conventional diesel to using 100% Neste MY Renewable Diesel™.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon fuel that cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% and enables reductions in engine-out emissions while enhancing fleet performance. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a drop-in alternative to conventional diesel and is distributed via the same fuel infrastructure.

“The use of renewable diesel supports our environmental commitment, a key component of our brand, and deepens the pride our team takes in our service,” said Joe Burgard, Executive Vice President of Red and White Fleet. “We are constantly looking for opportunities to reduce our impact on the environment while providing the highest quality service,” Burgard said. “The use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel offered the reliability, performance and affordability that is critical to the success of our business.”

The City of San Francisco and a number of public transit agencies supported Red and White Fleet’s research and transition to renewable diesel during which the company found absolutely no disruption to any aspects of their operation, from fueling procedures and maintenance intervals to vessel performance and costs. In addition, they observed clean stack emissions and longer fuel filter life.

“The greatest operational benefit,” Burgard says, “has been the reduction of soot which is a benefit to both our riders and our machinery.”

"We are excited to partner with Red and White Fleet by providing them with a fuel that is clean, safe, renewable and odor free,” says Jeremy Baines, Vice President of Sales, Neste US, Inc. “Their decision places them amongst a growing list of progressive and forward-thinking San Francisco companies that want to ensure a better world through sustainable solutions.”

Western States Oil, based in San Jose, California, is the exclusive distributor of Neste MY Renewable Diesel to Red and White Fleet.

Neste Corporation

Kaisa Lipponen
Director, Corporate Communications

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

Neste in brief

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:

Red and White Fleet in brief

Red and White Fleet, founded in 1892, is San Francisco’s first and original boat cruise company and one of the oldest businesses in the Bay area. The company operates sightseeing tours of the San Francisco Bay Area in 16 different languages.