08-10 October 2024

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Neste partners with PTL Marine to supply renewable diesel

Neste is partnering with PTL Marine to provide Neste MY Renewable Diesel to the marine sector across California. Through this collaboration the state’s marine industry will have easier access to renewable diesel.

California’s Commercial Harbor Craft (CHC) regulation, established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), took effect on January 1, 2023. This regulation requires commercial harbour craft vessels in the state to use renewable diesel (also known locally as R99 or R100) instead of ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD), to limit emissions such as particulate matter and nitrogen oxides for vessels operating in the state’s ports and near the coast. The regulation applies to the use of on-water diesel fuels in California harbors, ports, navigable waterways, marinas and marine navigation districts.

‘Our partnership with PTL Marine demonstrates renewable diesel’s wide range of applications in the heavy-duty sectors,’ says Carrie Song, VP, renewable road transportation, Americas at Neste. ‘We are excited to see California actively encouraging the use of renewable diesel outside of road transportation to reduce emissions, especially from older engines. With strategic partners like PTL Marine, we look forward to helping California’s marine industry have easier access to this more sustainable alternative.’

With decades of experience in providing fuels and lubricants to marine customers, PTL Marine can deliver Neste MY Renewable Diesel to customers in a timely manner with three modes of delivery – truck to the vessel, dockside services, and barge to the vessel. These various delivery modes enable a range of harbour craft, from small ferries to large commercial fishing boats, as well as offshore working boats and large cargo ships to easily access renewable fuel.

‘We are pleased to be working alongside Neste to deliver a high-quality, reliable supply of renewable diesel for our west coast customers,’ says Steven Taylor, business development manager, PTL Marine. ‘Partnering with a company that shares our values and embodies our commitment to innovation makes this an exciting partnership.’

The production capacity will further increase to 1.9 billion gallons (5.5 million tons) in early 2024 as a result of the ramp-up of production at Neste’s expanded refinery in Singapore and the company’s joint operation with Marathon Petroleum in Martinez, California.

Author: Cyann Fielding, AntwerpXL

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