California bus company adopts 100% renewable Neste diesel

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According to a press release from Tri Delta, a bus company who conduct 3 million journeys a year, the switch has meant lower emissions and a better customer experience.

Tri Delta says that the new fuel will mean a more comfortable experience for riders due to reduced fumes from the new fuel, which is replacing petrol. According to the company, there have been no complaints from drivers over vehicle performance, saying that drivers had not been told about the switch and hadn’t noticed a difference.

Jeanne Krieg, chief executive officer of Tri Delta said in a statement: “By switching to renewable diesel, we will reduce our output of greenhouse gases by up to 80%.”

In 2016, Governor Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. signed the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 into law. The bill requires a 40% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 compared with 1990 levels.

In October of this year, Neste’s stock jumped 7.44 points after the company reported a solid Q3 performance with an operating profit of €339 million. The company put the success down to good performance by the Services & Marketing Division, as well as refinery outages in the US.

By Luke Acton, assistant editor of Biofuels International