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US Fire Department switches to Neste low-carbon diesel

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The Pasadena Fire Department (a city northeast of Los Angeles, California, US) has switched much of its fleet of apparatus from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable DieselTM. The department plans to transition all its fleet apparatus to renewable diesel by 2019.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon diesel produced from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials, such as waste animal and fish fat, vegetable oils and used cooking oil. It emits up to 80% less carbon compared to petroleum diesel, while also enhancing fleet performance. Unlike biodiesel, Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a drop-in fuel that requires no blending and is compatible with all diesel engines.

The switch to renewable diesel fuel has contributed to the city’s goal of reducing its carbon footprint.

“We have received very positive feedback from personnel assigned to the apparatus. Firefighters and engineers have reported a reduction in vapors they are exposed to while fueling the trucks. It has been a huge step forward for the health and safety of our firefighters and community,” says Pasadena Fire Chief, Bertral Washington.

“We are so proud to be supporting Pasadena Fire Department’s first responders with this clean, safe and odorless fuel that reduce fumes and is less harmful to the environment and especially to those risking their lives for their communities each day,” says Jeremy Baines, Vice President of Sales, Neste US, Inc.

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