Public School District in California, USA Switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel™

Posted On April 19th, 2018 - 9:32 am | by Oil and gas press

Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD), a public school district based in Contra Costa County, California, has switched some of its vehicles from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon fuel produced from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials. The fuel cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% and enables reductions in engine-out emissions, all while enhancing fleet performance. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a drop-in alternative to petroleum diesel and is distributed via the same fuel infrastructure.

Matthew Belasco, Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation, Pittsburg USD cites the health of the students in his community as the main reason for the switch to clean-burning, zero odor renewable fuel.

“We have a high prevalence of upper respiratory incidents here and we are committed to doing everything we can to reduce the level of emissions our students and community are exposed to,”

Belasco said.

if there were initial concerns about switching to renewable diesel, Belasco admitted

“We did have a major concern, especially my mechanics. They were concerned this would ruin the engines and would provide less power. The reality was exactly the opposite, clean burning fuel and no mechanical issues related to the fuel”

Source / More: Neste

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