Californian company lowers its carbon footprint with renewable diesel

7th November 2018
Joe Bush

Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in tailpipe emissions.

Ecology is one of the largest trucking and transportation companies in the Western US, providing services for transportation, heavy haul and oversize loads, and containers to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Ecology is also a large transporter of bulk waste and recycling materials, moving millions of pounds to disposal or recycling facilities every year.

“Neste MY Renewable Diesel is excellent for use in our on-road and off-road diesel applications for light, medium and heavy use,” said Greg Evans, Fleet Manager, Ecology. “The product is easy to use, it’s very flexible, best of all, there’s no additional cost to receive the product as we don’t have to change our infrastructure,” he said.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon fuel produced from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials, primarily wastes and residues. It cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%, reduces tailpipe emissions, in particular NOx and carbon monoxide, and has no odour. Neste MY

Renewable Diesel is a drop-in fuel that requires no blending, no engine modification and is compatible with all current infrastructure.

Switching 600 trucks, which drive on average 25,000 miles per year at approximately 2.5mpg (according to the Federal Highway Administration and American Public Transit Association’s Public Transport Fact Book) means that Ecology’s Greenhouse Gas emission reductions are equivalent to taking 9,600 cars off the road and providing the same environmental benefit as 53,000 acres of forest.

“The reduction of tailpipe emissions and the environmental improvements as a result are also very important to Ecology. That helps us meet the needs of our customers who require us to transport their goods with clean-burning fuel,” Evans said.

With the goal of empowering commercial fleet vehicles, city sanitation, city transportation, utility companies, and schools to become more environmentally sustainable by making clean and renewable fuel readily available, Neste has been leading the charge in creating cleaner renewable fuels and supplying the California market.

“I am very happy to announce our partnership with Ecology,” said Jeremy Baines, Vice President of Sales, Neste US. I’m confident that Neste MY Renewable Diesel is not only providing a better fuel solution to Ecology’s fleet, but is also delivering a distinct advantage to significantly decreasing their environmental footprint,” said Baines.

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