The Pasadena Fire Department in California has switched much of its fleet of apparatus from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel. 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 when compared to petroleum diesel, all while 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.—Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington
IPC (USA), Inc., headquartered in Santa Ana, California, is the exclusive distributor of Neste MY Renewable Diesel to the Pasadena Fire Department.