Neste partners with PetroCard to supply renewable diesel
Neste announced a new partnership with PetroCard, a premier commercial fleet fuel management solutions provider based in Kent, Washington, U.S.A., to grow the accessibility of Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
This partnership expands the availability of Neste MY Renewable Diesel to key locations in PetroCard’s network of commercial fuel stations in the state of Oregon and offers commercial, state, and municipal fleet customers access to a lower-carbon alternative to fossil diesel.
“Partnering with PetroCard enables us to meet the growing demand for sustainable, lower-emission solutions from commercial and government entities in the region,” said Carrie Song, vice president, Renewable Road Transport Americas, Neste.
In 2021, about 46.82 billion gallons of diesel fuel were consumed in the U.S. transportation sector, resulting in the emission of 472 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). The use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, made from sustainably-sourced, 100% renewable raw materials, can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions up to 75% over its life cycle compared to fossil diesel, according to Neste.
Since Neste MY Renewable Diesel has a similar chemical composition to fossil diesel, it can be used as a drop-in solution today without investments into new vehicle fleets, modifications to the engines or the fuel distribution infrastructure. This enables municipalities and businesses to achieve their sustainability goals.
“Our commitment to provide our customers access to innovative fuel solutions that create value and efficiency unequivocally includes offering products and solutions that contribute to a better, more sustainable tomorrow,” said Laura Yellig, president and CEO of PetroCard.
Neste was one of the first companies to introduce renewable diesel into Oregon after the state adopted its Clean Fuels Program, and is positioned to supply renewable diesel into the entire state of Washington and beyond.
Neste’s current annual production capacity totals 1.14 billion gallons (3.3 million tons) of renewable products globally. The recent start-up of Neste’s expansion of its Singapore refinery and the joint venture with Marathon in Martinez, California, U.S.A., will increase the total production capacity of renewable products to 1.9 billion gallons (5.5 million tons) by the end of 2023.