FDS performed a test of Neste MY Renewable Diesel in 20 of their trucks beginning in March 2017, using more than 100,000 gallons of the fuel. These vehicles experienced an overall increase in fuel economy, less maintenance of their emissions systems and an increase in engine power, said David B. Atwater, FDS president.
“It was an easy decision for us to switch to this cleaner burning fuel because we didn’t have to make any additional investments or modifications to our equipment,” Atwater said. “Beyond the performance benefits, we’ve reduced our carbon footprint and significantly reduced the emissions from our vehicles, which benefits both our drivers and the communities we work in.”
After the test, the company is looking to switch its entire fleet of trucks to renewable diesel at all of their locations.
“We are very pleased with this decision from Fuel Delivery Services,” said Jeremy Baines, vice president of sales for Neste US.
“The results achieved in their trial are a verification that Neste MY Renewable Diesel offers even better engine performance than petroleum diesel yet requires less system maintenance and produces less environmental impact. We are confident that they will keep seeing positive results for their drivers and their community.”
Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a premium diesel manufactured entirely from renewable and sustainable raw materials, including wastes and residues from animal and fish fat, as well as used cooking oils and vegetable oils.
As a result, it’s better for the environment than petroleum diesel but has the same chemical composition, meaning it delivers the same performance and can be used in any diesel-powered vehicle without a change in infrastructure.
Neste NY Renewable Diesel meets all ASTM D975 and state and federal diesel specifications.
Van De Pol Petroleum, headquartered in Stockton, is the exclusive distributor of Neste MY Renewable Diesel to FDS.
“We feel that Neste MY Renewable Diesel is the diesel of the future,” Atwater said. “We made the switch and hope others do too.”