New Jersey Natural and Neste to reduce GHG emissions with MY Renewable Diesel

Wall Township-based New Jersey Natural Gas recently announced it will be switching to a new, lower-emissions fuel for medium-duty trucks and associated equipment to help further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is now the first natural gas utility on the East Coast to incorporate Neste MY Renewable Diesel to fuel a portion of its fleet operations.

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

“This partnership demonstrates the increasing demand for lower-emission fuels across the entire nation. We look forward to helping other businesses in the state effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Approximately 70 medium-duty trucks in NJNG’s fleet now run on renewable diesel. These vehicles will account for over 57,000 gallons (168 tons) of renewable diesel, which can help reduce GHG emissions by up to 550 tons annually compared with the use of fossil diesel.