New Jersey Fleet Targets Truck Emissions with Renewable Diesel

April 26, 2024
Approximately 70 medium-duty trucks in NJNG’s fleet now run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel.

New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) is switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel for medium-duty trucks and associated equipment to help further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its fleet.

“Innovation and new technologies will be critical to reduce emissions economywide and reach New Jersey’s climate goals," said Patrick Migliaccio, SVP and COO, in a statement. "New Jersey Natural Gas’ use of renewable diesel to help reduce our fleet emissions is the next step toward this goal. Together with Neste and KW Rastall, our fuel supplier, we are helping lower transportation related emissions in New Jersey.”

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According to Neste, its Neste MY Renewable Diesel is made from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable raw materials and can reduce up to 75% of GHG emissions over the fuel’s life cycle compared with fossil diesel. Since it is drop-in and compatible with all diesel engines, NJNG is able to transition to Neste MY Renewable Diesel without the need for new infrastructure or modifications to its fleet vehicles.

Approximately 70 medium-duty trucks in NJNG’s fleet now run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel. These vehicles account for approximately 57,000 gallons of renewable diesel which is estimated to reduce GHG emissions by up to 550 tons annually. This is equal to the annual direct GHG emissions from more than 120 passenger vehicles, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

Neste MY Renewable Diesel can be used in its neat form or blended with fossil diesel at any ratio. It also performs well in extreme cold conditions and can be stored over long periods of time without deterioration, making it an ideal choice for NJNG.


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