The American City of Oakland is powering vehicles with Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ – made from local waste.

In a collaborative effort between the City of Oakland, Neste, Western States Oil and collectors in the area, waste cooking oils from restaurants and businesses are being converted to run the city’s fleet. It shows the value of waste, supports employment and cuts greenhouse gas emissions.

“Oakland is a proud leader in protecting our environment and practicing the highest levels of sustainability,” Mayor Libby Schaaf said. “This bold move will give our residents cleaner air, and it takes us one important step forward in our work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

The low-carbon Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ is ‘produced from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials, primarily wastes and residues’. Using the fuel, which works without any need to modify existing vehicles, will see the city of Oakland enjoy a 74% drop in greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil diesel.