Neste Renewable Diesel to power County of Sacramento's Fleet in California

ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neste Renewable Diesel is now being used by the County of Sacramento, California. In moving to Neste Renewable Diesel, the County Sacramento joins California's cleanest and greenest fleets that include the City of San Francisco, City of Oakland, City of Walnut Creek, City of Carlsbad, Google, and UPS.

In switching from petroleum diesel to Neste Renewable Diesel made from waste and residues, the County of Sacramento will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its fleet by up to 80 percent. The County estimates that it will reduce greenhouses gases by approximately eight thousand tons annually. In addition, the use of Neste Renewable Diesel will reduce tailpipe emissions and so will contribute to improving the local air quality in Sacramento. Sacramento will use Neste Renewable Diesel in a range of heavy-duty vehicles including more than 400 municipal public works and specialty vehicles.

"Many government agencies and private corporations worldwide are now looking for ways to reduce emissions and carbon footprint. In the United States the State of California is leading the way. Neste Renewable Diesel is a solution to reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and tailpipe emissions. Switching to Neste Renewable Diesel does not require any additional investments on infrastructure or engine modifications. Thus, fleets can switch to renewable diesel overnight", says Kaisa Hietala, Executive Vice President, Renewable Products, Neste Corporation.

"It's our privilege to help the California's state capitol county, Sacramento, become more sustainable. We want to give public and private fleets, as well as consumers, options to make responsible choices", continues Hietala.

"Sacramento County is proud to be recognized among the leading and most sustainable public fleets in the country. Migrating to Neste Renewable Diesel provides us immediate huge gains in carbon emissions reduction that we could not otherwise achieve without significantly increased investments in alternative fueled vehicles and infrastructure", says Keith Leech, Chief, Fleet Division & Parking, Sacramento County.

Neste Corporation

Osmo Kammonen
Senior Vice President, Communications and Brand Marketing

Further information:

Neste US: Tuija Kalpala, Marketing Manager, Neste US, Inc., tel. +1 (832) 8404707, tuija.kalpala@neste.com

Neste in brief:

Neste is a pioneer in oil refining and renewable solutions. We provide our customers with premium quality products for cleaner traffic and industrial products based on worldclass research. We are the world's leading producer of renewable diesel, and our annual production capacity is more than 2.4 million tons. We also are the world's largest company providing renewable fuel from waste and residues. Our sustainable operations have received recognition in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable companies, among others. Our net sales for 2015 amounted to approximately EUR 11 billion, and our shares are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. Cleaner traffic, energy and life are moved forward by about 5,000 professionals. More information: www.neste.com/us or www.neste.us

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Source:Neste Corporation