UPS, Google Fleets Cutting Emissions with Neste Renewable Diesel
by Jessica Lyons Hardcastle (Environmental Leader) UPS delivery trucks and Google gBuses are among the fleets using Neste renewable diesel, which the company said reduced its customers carbon emissions by 6.7 million tons in 2016.
The company says in addition to cutting transportation carbon emissions, its renewable diesel is also reducing other air pollutants, such as particulates or nitrogen oxides (NOx), in several Californian cities, at the Hamburg International Airport, as well as in various public events, such as Super Bowl 50 in 2016.
“The use of this fuel does not require any vehicle-related investments or modifications,” said Kaisa Hietala, executive vice president, renewable products at Neste. “It is suitable for all diesel-powered passenger cars, as well as for use in heavy transport, such as in buses, garbage trucks, emergency vehicles, and long-haul trucks, among others.”
The company says it produces its renewable products from over 10 different raw materials. Nearly 80 percent of the company’s renewable products are based on waste and residues.
Neste 100 percent renewable diesel can cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90 percent over the lifecycle of the product compared to conventional diesel, the company says. Neste also claims that the fuel outperforms both conventional biodiesel (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester i.e. FAME) and even conventional fossil diesel in terms of engine performance and environmental impact. READ MORE