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Carlsbad, CA using NEXBTL renewable diesel for city fleet

The City of Carlsbad is now fueling its city fleet with Propel Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable). Diesel HPR is produced by Neste and specially formulated and distributed by Propel. Refined from renewable biomass through Neste’s NEXBTL hydrotreating technology, Neste Renewable Diesel meets the ASTM fuel quality standards required by automotive manufacturers.

The move immediately improves local air quality and reduces the city’s fleet greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% at no additional fuel cost or modifications to their fleet. While produced from 100% renewable inputs, Diesel HPR meets the ASTM D-975 diesel specification for use in all diesel engines, providing a seamless transition to the fuel for the city’s diesel fleet vehicles.

Renewable diesel outperforms petroleum in emissions, engine performance and value, providing cleaner and more efficient combustion, as well as significant reduction in harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) and fine particulate (PM2.5) emissions.

The City of Carlsbad is among the first city fleets in California to adopt low-carbon fuel renewable diesel. Carlsbad will run Diesel HPR in a range of Fire Department and Public Works heavy-duty vehicles including fire trucks, dump trucks and vacuum trucks serving the community.

Propel is the largest retailer of low-carbon fuels in California, operating stations across the state, and providing commercial and bulk delivery for business and government fleets. Drivers can find the nearest Propel locations and fuel pricing by downloading Propel’s mobile app, available in the Android and Apple app stores.

According to the US Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center, renewable diesel’s high combustion quality results in similar or better vehicle performance compared to conventional diesel, while California Air Resources Board (ARB) studies show that renewable diesel can reach up to 80% greenhouse gas reduction compared to petroleum diesel.


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