SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Propel Fuels has launched California's most advanced diesel fuel, Diesel HPR (High-Performance Renewable), at Propel fuel stations across Northern California.
Propel's Diesel HPR uses Neste Oil's NEXBTL 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.
Diesel HPR will be available at 18 Propel locations in Sacramento, San Jose, East Bay, Redwood City and Fresno.
"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."
Diesel HPR meets the toughest specifications required by automotive and engine manufacturers, enabling the fuel to be used by any diesel vehicle. 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. Diesel HPR provides increased engine power and torque, as well as significant reduction in harmful tailpipe emissions, NOx emissions and particulates (PM).
"This renewable diesel joins a growing suite of new, cleaner transportation fuels in California thanks to our Low-Carbon Fuel Standard and forward-thinking companies like Propel," said CARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols.
"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."
Propel, founded in 2004, has pioneered clean-fuel retail. With 43 flex-fuel and 36 advanced diesel locations across the states of California and Washington. It has also developed CleanDrive, the nation's first integrated carbon emission-reduction tracking platform.
Neste Oil, based in Finland and Houston, is a refining and marketing company specializing in high-quality fuels for cleaner traffic. The company produces oil products and is the world's leading supplier of diesels made of renewable raw materials.