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Renewable diesel producer Neste recognised for clean air contributions in California

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The East Bay Clean Cities Coalition in California, US has awarded renewable diesel producer Neste its 2019 Clean Air Champion Award.

According to Richard Battersby, director and chairman of the coalition, the award recognises Neste’s “exemplary work with renewable fuels and focus on sustainability as a core part of your mission and operations."

The company supplies its Neste MY Renewable Diesel to several cities in the East Bay area, as well as other locations in California and Oregon. The fuel is a drop-in, advanced diesel fuel made from renewable waste materials, and is compatible with existing distribution and logistics systems, as well as all diesel engines.

Neste, which supplies its renewable diesel to 17 cities in California, has also partnered with the City of Oakland to initiate a programme in which local waste grease is collected, before being sent to Neste’s refinery where it is used as feedstock for the low-carbon renewable diesel fuel.

"Neste is proud to accept this award, as it recognises the partnerships that our company strives to create as part of our business, which is bringing renewable and sustainable products to our customers," said Jeremy Baines, president of Neste US.

The company’s renewable diesel fuel has contributed to the success of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which is a key part of the US state’s attempts to address climate change.