10 May 2018 in Releases and news

Pasadena, California Fire Department Switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel

Neste Corporation Press Release 10 May 2018 at 1:00 pm (EET)

The Pasadena Fire Department, a California city northeast of Los Angeles, has switched much of its fleet of apparatus from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. The department plans to transition all its fleet apparatus to renewable diesel by 2019.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon diesel produced from 100 percent renewable and sustainable raw materials, such as waste animal and fish fat, vegetable oils and used cooking oil. It emits up to 80 percent less carbon when compared to petroleum diesel, 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.

The switch to renewable diesel fuel has contributed to the city’s goal of reducing its carbon footprint.

“We have received very positive feedback from personnel assigned to the apparatus. Firefighters and engineers have reported a reduction in vapors they are exposed to while fueling the trucks. It has been a huge step forward for the health and safety of our firefighters and community,” says Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington.

“We are so proud to be supporting Pasadena Fire Department’s first responders with this clean, safe and odorless fuel that reduce fumes and is less harmful to the environment and especially to those risking their lives for their communities each day,” says Jeremy Baines, Vice President of Sales, Neste US, Inc.

IPC (USA), Inc., headquartered in Santa Ana, California, is the exclusive distributor of Neste MY Renewable Diesel to the Pasadena Fire Department. Using exclusive distributors ensures supply chain integrity and guarantees the high quality of the fuel.

Neste Corporation

Kaisa Lipponen
Director, Corporate Communications

More information: Helen Deian, Marketing Manager, Neste US, Inc., tel +1 713 4074400, helen.deian(@)neste.com

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: neste.com