Neste Opens the Valley’s First Public Renewable Diesel Filling Station in KeyesThomas Paddon
Neste, headquartered in Finland, announced the opening of the first renewable diesel filling station in the San Joaquin Valley on April 16, 2019 in the city of Keyes. For the first time, renewable diesel became available to valley residents through the CFN/Cardlock network.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, owner Ron Van de Pol said that some fleets have been reporting a .5 miles per gallon improvement for most duty cycles, saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars on fuel costs each year.
Around 50 people attended this event, which included vehicles from the Hughson Fire Department, Gilton Solid Waste Management and other trucking fleets. Representatives from the Turlock Journal and Ceres Courier covered the event. The Modesto Bee will also feature the story.
Van de Pol plans to open a second Neste MY renewable diesel filling station in Ripon in about two months.
Cardlocks are unstaffed fueling stations designed to accommodate fleet vehicles, including 18-wheel trucks. Each location will supply Neste MY Renewable Diesel, a low-carbon fuel produced from 100 percent renewable and sustainable raw materials.
Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a direct replacement fuel for petroleum diesel that requires no blending and is compatible with all diesel engines without any modification or change in infrastructure.