Neste has announced that its NEXBTL renewable diesel is now being used by the City of San Francisco. Mayor Edwin M. Lee recently declared that the city’s fleet has reached its goal to completely end its use of petroleum diesel and replace it with renewable diesel.
According to Neste, San Francisco operates 1,966 diesel-powered vehicles, which are all now using renewable diesel. The annual consumption is about 5.8 million gallons of fuel.
The cleaner fuel is supplied to the city by Golden Gate Petroleum, which sells Neste product through NeXgen Fuel, a company dedicated to bringing next-generation fuels to the market.
Neste notes that its renewable diesel has been widely available in California since 2012. Earlier this year, the cities of Walnut Creek and Oakland in California both switched their diesel-powered municipal fleet to the renewable fuel.
Furthermore, the California Department of General Services (DGS) recently ordered that state agencies buy renewable diesel when making bulk fuel purchases for diesel-powered vehicles and equipment, and Neste says it will supply the California DGS.