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Propel Offers Neste’s NEXBTL Renewable

March 18, 2015 in Biofuels by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fuel Based on NEXBTL Process Diesel Offered as Diesel HPR

Propel Fuels is promoting Diesel HPR, a new offering using NEXBTL process-derived product from Finland’s Neste Oil. Going beyond biodiesel, the Neste fuel is designated as ASTM D-975, the standard for all ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel in the U.S., Propel says, and is recognized as “CARB diesel” by the California Air Resources Board.

'In terms of its chemical composition, it is a hydrocarbon comparable to fossil fuel.'

‘In terms of its chemical composition, it is a hydrocarbon comparable to fossil fuel.’

HPR stands for High Performance Renewable. Pricing is competitive with traditional diesel, a spokesman told F&F: “For example it’s $2.89 today at the Sacramento station, while conventional was $2.99.”

“NEXBTL renewable diesel is produced by hydrotreating vegetable oil or animal fat, and is classified as hydrotreated vegetable oil,” Neste says.

‘Exceeds Conventional Diesel’

“In terms of its chemical composition, it is a hydrocarbon comparable to fossil fuel. As a result, it can be used as such in all modern diesel engines or blended with fossil diesel.”

Propel Fuels is making Diesel HPR available at 18 California locations.

Propel Fuels is making Diesel HPR available at 18 California locations.

“Diesel HPR exceeds conventional diesel in power, performance and value,” Propel CEO Rob Elam said in a release.

Diesel HPR reportedly consists of 98.5% Neste product with conventional diesel. It is to be available at 18 Propel locations in Sacramento, San Jose, East Bay, Redwood City and Fresno. Preopel will no, longer offer B20 biodiesel at those outlets.

‘Lower Maintenance and Service Costs’

Locations and real time pricing can be found via Propel’s mobile apps for Apple iOS or Android devices, or at dieselhpr.com/locations

“NEXBTL renewable diesel reduces emissions as well as enhances engine performance leading to lower maintenance and service costs,” Neste Oil renewable products business area executive VP Kaisa Hietala says in Propels Diesel HPR announcement. “It also has excellent low-temperature properties which result in better vehicle reliability during the winter,” Hietala said.


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Source: Propel Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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