Diesel Direct: Meeting New CARB Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation Requirements with Neste MY Renewable Diesel
At Diesel Direct, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality fuel products, and that is why we are proud to offer Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. This next-generation premium R99 fuel meets the new CARB Commercial Harbor Craft (CHC) regulation (effective January 1, 2023) requirements and other clean air regulations while delivering superior performance.
Neste MY Renewable Diesel
Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a next-generation premium R99 fuel that meets CARB Commercial Harbor Craft (CHC) regulation requirements and other clean air regulations while delivering superior performance. Our fuel is made from renewable sources such as waste, animal fats and vegetable oils. It’s a direct replacement for fossil diesel that reduces GHG emissions by up to 75%. As the first TOP TIER certified renewable diesel, it’s a high performing way to switch to sustainable. Neste MY provides a renewable and sustainable solution for the most demanding operations, including commercial shipping companies, tugboat operators and ferry fleets operating in regulated waters and ecologically sensitive areas.
Evolving an Industry
The purpose of CARB’s CHC regulation is to reduce diesel particulate matter (PM), oxides of sulfur (SOx), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to protect the environment and public health. The regulation, effective January 1, 2023, applies to on-water diesel fuels used in California harbors, ports, navigable waterways, marinas and marine navigation districts. CARB specifies that all diesel powered harbor craft must use renewable diesel exclusively, at concentrations of R99 or R100.
The choice is clear – Neste MY Renewable Diesel is the first R99 fuel to demonstrably meet all CARB requirements, including a flash point of 140ºF or greater.
Advantages of switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel
Switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel offers many advantages, including meeting CARB’s CHC regulation, significantly reducing harmful pollutants immediately, outstanding fuel performance, and being produced from 100% sustainably sourced raw materials like food industry waste. Neste MY also has a smaller carbon footprint, with a reduction in exhaust emissions, plus lower GHG emissions by up to 75%. It has excellent cold weather performance, suitable for cold weather conditions down to -4°F (-20°C) for Winter grade and 10°F (-12°C) for the summer grade.
Efficient combustion is also a key advantage of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, with a high cetane number (70+) ensuring efficient and clean combustion. The fuel also has excellent storage properties, is odorless, and does not contain sulfur, oxygen, or aromatics. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is cost-effective compared to other renewable alternatives, offering a high-quality fuel that lowers maintenance costs and reduces vessel downtime. The chemical composition of Neste MY Renewable Diesel makes it a direct, drop-in replacement for fossil diesel.
Scientific studies and real-world tests have shown that if you fill up with 100% Neste MY Renewable Diesel, in addition to a CO2 reduction of up to 75%, emissions of fine particulates can be reduced by up to 33%, hydrocarbons by up to 30%, carbon monoxide by up to 24%, and nitrogen oxides by up to 9%, as well as reduced levels of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH).
We are here to deliver
As a premier provider of diesel fuel delivery services, Diesel Direct is well positioned to help customers adhere to the new CARB Commercial Harbor Craft regulation requirements. Our partnership with Neste MY Renewable Diesel, allows us to offer a drop-in solution that meets all CARB requirements. By switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel, our customers can significantly reduce harmful pollutants immediately, while also benefitting from outstanding fuel performance, a smaller carbon footprint, excellent cold weather performance, efficient combustion, and more. With our national fleet of delivery trucks and a 24/7 dispatch center, we can provide reliable and efficient fueling solutions to help our customers meet their sustainability goals and comply with the new regulations.