Oakland Making Shift to Renewable Diesel

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The City of Oakland and Neste say waste feedstock from the city is now being converted to Neste MY Renewable Diesel, a direct replacement fuel that requires no blending and is compatible with all diesel engines, to fuel the city’s fleet.

The City of Oakland, Neste fuel distributor Western States Oil and local collectors of used cooking oil are gathering waste cooking oils from restaurants and other businesses in the Oakland metropolitan area to convert it to fuel.

“Oakland is a proud leader in protecting our environment and practicing the highest levels of sustainability,” says Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. “This bold move will give our residents cleaner air, and it takes us one important step forward in our work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

“Switching from petroleum diesel to renewable diesel automatically converts the city’s oldest and dirtiest polluting vehicles into alternative fuel vehicles – overnight and with no additional costs,” adds Jason Mitchell, director of Oakland Public Works.

Neste says MY Renewable Diesel cuts engine-out emissions of nitrogen oxides by 9%, those of carbon monoxide by 24 % and fine particulates by 33 %.

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