Neste partners with PTL Marine to supply renewable diesel in California
PTL Marine, a division of Pilot Thomas Logistics, is a leading provider of maritime fuel and lubricants, supplies and last-mile logistics.
Through this collaboration the state’s marine industry will have easier access to renewable diesel.
“Our partnership with PTL Marine demonstrates renewable diesel’s wide range of applications in the heavy-duty sectors,” said Carrie Song, vice-president, renewable road transportation, Americas at Neste.
“We are excited to see California actively encouraging the use of renewable diesel outside of road transportation to reduce emissions, especially from older engines. With strategic partners like PTL Marine, we look forward to helping California’s marine industry have easier access to this more sustainable alternative.”
Ports are important for the US economy, but port-related emissions from fossil fuel use impact public health and the climate, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A CARB research found that renewable diesel, when compared with fossil diesel, can provide up to a 26.6% reduction in fine particulate emissions and up to 11.8% reduction in the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in harbour crafts equipped with a Tier 2 marine-certified engine.
“We are pleased to be working alongside Neste to deliver a high-quality, reliable supply of renewable diesel for our west coast customers,” added Steven Taylor, business development manager, PTL Marine.
“Partnering with a company that shares our values and embodies our commitment to innovation makes this an exciting partnership.”
Neste has been supplying renewable diesel to California since 2016.
Neste now has an annual production capacity of 1.14 billion gallons (3.3 million tons) of renewable products globally.