As of July 6, 2016, the City of Carlsbad, Calif. is now fueling its Fire Department and Public Works heavy-duty vehicles with renewable diesel. Propel Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) is produced from 100% renewable feedstocks, such as vegetable oils, animal fats, and recycled oils. Fueling with renewable diesel allows the city to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% without requiring fleet vehicle modifications or affecting vehicle performance. Renewable diesel is also cost competitive with petroleum diesel, thanks to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), a regulation that encourages the use of low-carbon fuels through tax incentives and credit accumulation. Other California fleets that have made the switch to renewable diesel include the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, and Long Beach.
To learn more, register for the “All About Renewable Diesel” webinar on July 18 at 12pm PT, led by Robert McCormick from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).