Neste Oil's Renewable Diesel to be Sold at Propel Fuel Stations

California based Propel Fuels has launched California's most advanced low carbon diesel fuel called Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) at its retail stations. Diesel HPR contains 98.5% Neste Oil's NEXBTL renewable diesel and is available at 18 locations across Northern California in Sacramento, San Jose, East Bay, Redwood City and Fresno.

Diesel HPR is a low-carbon renewable fuel that meets national and California diesel specifications for use in diesel engines while realizing the benefits of better performance, and lower emissions. The fuel does not contain any traditional biodiesel.

"We congratulate Propel Fuels on their initiative to introduce Diesel HPR to consumers in California and are excited to be their supplier of choice with our NEXBTL renewable diesel," said Kaisa Hietala, Neste Oil's Executive Vice President of Renewable Products Business Area.

"NEXBTL renewable diesel reduces emissions as well as enhances engine performance leading to lower maintenance and service costs. It also has excellent low-temperature properties which result in better vehicle reliability during the winter," continues Hietala.

"Diesel HPR exceeds conventional diesel in power, performance and value," said Rob Elam, CEO and Co-Founder of Propel. "Propel is committed to identifying and offering Californians the most advanced low carbon fuels that meet our high standards for quality and value."

Can be used by any diesel vehicle

Incorporating diesel refined from renewable biomass through Neste Oil's advanced hydrotreating technology called NEXBTL, Diesel HPR meets the toughest specifications required by automotive and engine manufacturers, enabling the fuel to be used by any diesel vehicle.

Diesel HPR is designated as ASTM D-975, the standard for all ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in the U.S., and is recognized as "CARB diesel" by the California Air Resources Board. Diesel HPR provides significant reduction in harmful tailpipe emissions, NOx emissions and particulates (PM).

Better performance and up to 70% lower greenhouse gas emissions

According to the U.S. 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 CARB studies show that renewable diesel can reach up to 70 percent greenhouse gas reduction compared to petroleum diesel.

Source: Nestle Oil
Date: Mar 17, 2015