Oakland operates 250 diesel-powered vehicles, including street sweepers, dump trucks, tractors, construction equipment and mowers. Earlier this month, the city began filling its vehicles with Neste's NEXBTL renewable diesel, supplied to Oakland by Golden Gate Petroleum, which sells NEXBTL products through NeXgen Fuel.
‘NEXBTL renewable diesel is a solution to reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and tailpipe emissions – which municipalities can greatly benefit from. NEXBTL doesn't require any change in logistics, and it can be used by all diesel engines without modifications,” explains Kaisa Hietala, executive vice president of renewable products for Neste Corp.
Earlier this year, the City of San Francisco said it would switch its entire diesel fleet to renewable diesel by the end of this year. The City of Walnut Creek also recently switched its diesel-powered municipal fleet to renewable diesel.