Oakland making waste more valuable adding jobs to support economy
Neste, a good example of innovation for future is encouraging the city of Oakland to convert used cooking oils of restaurants and others into fuel.
The Oakland city, Neste, fuel distributor Western States Oil, and local collectors for used cooking oil have joined forces to gather waste cooking oils from restaurants and other businesses in the Oakland metropolitan area and convert it to fuel the city’s fleet.
The process of making waste oils more valuable will add jobs to many sectors supporting economic growth of the city. Also, the cleaner-burning Neste MY Renewable Diesel improves the lives of its residents by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the city’s fleet. Neste uses technologically advanced refiner to get high-quality oil products.
Domestically the most critical but effective initiative against climate change
Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ is a low-carbon fuel produced from 100 percent renewable and sustainable raw materials, primarily wastes and residues. It cuts engine-out emissions of nitrogen oxides by 9%, those of carbon monoxide by 24 % and fine particulates by 33 %, all while enhancing fleet performance. The concept by the city of Oakland and Neste saves greenhouse gas emissions by 74 % compared to conventional, fossil diesel. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a direct replacement fuel that requires no blending and is compatible with all diesel engines.
“Oakland is a proud leader in protecting our environment and practicing the highest levels of sustainability”, says Mayor of Oakland, Mayor Libby Schaaf. “This bold move will give our residents cleaner air, and it takes us one important step forward in our work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Even for climate, Quality matters
The world’s largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, Neste helps to create sustainable solutions for the U.S cities, companies, and consumer needs to reach climate goals. With 100% sustainable fuel and only positive feedback, company produces 1.3 million tons of renewable fuel which is enough to power for two years of all the 650,000 diesel powered passenger cars in Finland.
Also, Google is stepping with Neste’s innovative NEXBTL renewable diesel to make run Google’s shuttle buses in Silicon Valley, California. Its wide range of renewable products enables customers to reduce emission.