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Neste enables North Brunswick to be the first township in New Jersey (U.S.) to transition to renewable diesel

Neste announced a partnership with the Township of North Brunswick in New Jersey. The partnership enables all of North Brunswick’s diesel vehicles and equipment to switch to running on renewable diesel. This partnership makes North Brunswick the first township in the state to use renewable diesel for its fleet operations.

“Renewable diesel can play an essential part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from municipal fleets,” says Carrie Song, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Renewable Products at Neste. “Our partnership with the Township of North Brunswick and fuel distributor KW Rastall Oil is a shining example of how lower-emission solutions like renewable diesel are helping municipalities with sustainability ambitions to reach their goals.” 

The township’s initial trial of switching fossil diesel to renewable diesel was conducted in early May, 2024. Neste MY Renewable Diesel was used during the trial in the township’s Department of Public Works (DPW) trucks. Made from 100% renewable raw materials such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste, the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75%* over its life cycle compared to fossil diesel. Additionally, since Neste MY Renewable Diesel is compatible with all diesel engines and delivers the same performance as fossil diesel, North Brunswick was able to seamlessly transition to this fuel without the need for new fueling infrastructure or investment into fleet modifications.

Now North Brunswick’s entire fleet with diesel engines, including emergency medical services vehicles, fire trucks, public works vehicles, school buses, and backup generators are powered by Neste’s renewable diesel. These vehicles and equipment will use over 48,000 gallons (141 tons) of renewable diesel annually, which can help reduce GHG emissions by up to 470 tons* annually compared to the use of fossil diesel. This is equal to the annual direct GHG emissions from more than 110 passenger vehicles according to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

The delivery of Neste’s renewable diesel is made possible by Diesel Direct and KW Rastall Oil, leading providers of fuel services in New Jersey. In April 2024, KW Rastall Oil opened New Jersey’s first public renewable diesel fueling station in North Brunswick. Francis Mac Womack, Mayor of North Brunswick Township and the Township Council all welcome the transition to renewable diesel, which will have a positive impact on reducing the municipal carbon footprint. 

In the past decade, Neste has been supplying renewable diesel to over 100 municipal customers, school districts and local transit authorities in the U.S. West Coast, helping them fight climate change. Neste’s annual production capacity is 1.9 billion gallons (5.5 million tons) of renewable products globally. Neste was one of the first companies to supply renewable diesel to states on the West Coast, including California and Oregon, and the company is rapidly expanding its production, fueling station network and distribution capabilities to meet the growing demand across the U.S. and around the world. 

*) The GHG emission reduction percentage varies depending on the region-specific legislation that provides the methodology for the calculations (e.g. EU RED II 2018/2001/EU for Europe and U.S. California LCFS for the U.S.), and the raw material mix used to manufacture the product for each market. 

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