Propel Launches Cleaner Diesel Fuel

California-based Propel Fuels has launched a new, cleaner diesel fuel.

Qualified as California’s most advanced diesel fuel by the company, Propel’s new Diesel fuel named Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable), is said to be available at 18 Propel locations across Northern California.

Propel’s Diesel HPR uses Neste Oil’s renewable diesel, a low-carbon renewable fuel that meets petroleum diesel specifications for use in diesel engines while realizing the benefits of better performance and lower emissions.

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The Diesel HPR is designated as ASTM D-975, the standard for all ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in the U.S., and is recognized as “CARB diesel” by the California Air Resources Board.

Propel also mentioned its Diesel HPR will be available at 18 Propel locations in Sacramento, San Jose, East Bay, Redwood City and Fresno. Locations, directions and real time pricing can be found on Propel’s mobile app available in the Android and Apple app stores. A complete list of locations is also available on the company’s website.

“Diesel HPR exceeds conventional diesel in power, performance and value,” said Rob Elam, CEO and Co-Founder of Propel. “Propel is committed to offering Californians the most advanced low carbon fuels that meet our high standards for quality and value.”

To create its new Diesel HPR fuel, Propel incorporates diesel refined from renewable biomass through Neste Oil’s hydrotreating technology called NEXBTL.

The Diesel HPR fuel meets the specifications required by automotive and engine manufacturers, enabling the fuel to be used by any diesel vehicle.

“We are pleased to see the introduction of a low carbon fuel at California retail fueling stations,” said Tim Olson, Energy Resources Manager for the California Energy Commission. “Our state needs several options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector and this cooperation between Propel Fuels and Neste Oil provides a tremendous opportunity to de-carbonize diesel fuel and help achieve our climate change goals.”

California Air Resources Board studies show that renewable diesel can reach up to 70 percent greenhouse gas reduction compared to petroleum diesel.