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Neste and NJNG target reducing greenhouse gas emissions with Neste MY Renewable Diesel

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, has partnered with New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG), the principal subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. NJNG has announced the transition of its medium-duty trucks and associated equipment to renewable diesel, making it the first natural gas utility on the East Coast to adopt this cleaner fuel for its fleet operations.

Carrie Song, senior vice president, commercial, renewable products at Neste, expressed enthusiasm for helping NJNG reduce fleet emissions with renewable diesel. She highlighted NJNG’s innovative approach as paving the way for a broader transition to renewables and a cleaner energy future. The partnership signifies increasing demand for lower-emission fuels nationwide, with Neste poised to assist other businesses in effectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel, derived from sustainably sourced, 100 percent renewable raw materials, offers significant GHG emission reductions of up to 75 percent* over the fuel’s life cycle compared to fossil diesel. Moreover, its compatibility with all diesel engines enables NJNG to seamlessly transition to this fuel without requiring new infrastructure or fleet modifications.

NJNG’s fleet of approximately 70 medium-duty trucks now operates on renewable diesel, representing over 57,000 gallons (168 tons) of renewable diesel usage. This shift can help reduce GHG emissions by up to 550 tons* annually compared to fossil diesel usage, equivalent to the annual direct GHG emissions from more than 120** passenger vehicles according to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

Patrick Migliaccio, senior vice president and COO of New Jersey Natural Gas, highlighted the importance of innovation and new technologies in reducing emissions economywide and achieving New Jersey’s climate goals. He praised NJNG’s adoption of renewable diesel as a critical step towards these goals and emphasized the collaborative effort with Neste and KW Rastall, their fuel supplier, in lowering transportation-related emissions in New Jersey.

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