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Californian buses switch to biofuels


It was announced today that a fleet of public transport buses in California is to begin running entirely on a ‘low-carbon biofuel’ made from waste and residues.

The Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT) operates 45 buses and serves more than 1.3 passengers annually. It is shifting to Neste MY Renewable Diesel, which slashes emissions by up to 80%, after a successful trial period. 

“Following the success of our three month trial of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, we have now converted our entire diesel fleet to operate on renewable diesel,” said Charles Anderson, General Manager, WestCAT.

Neste, the internationally renowned renewable fuel producer headquartered in Finland, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Innovators Magazine Online regularly features the company, as it continues to transform how buses and trucks are powered.

Speaking about the WestCAT deal, Jeremy Baines, Vice President of Sales, Neste US, added: “Neste is happy to have a progressive transit agency like WestCAT join the ranks of other front-runners in the quest towards more sustainable solutions. By making the switch to Neste MY Renewable Diesel, they are committing to reducing emissions without compromising fleet performance.”

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