Written on: January 22, 2024 by ICM
Approved Oil Co., based in Brooklyn, NY, has landed a multi-year contract with New York City to distribute renewable diesel to the fleets of various city agencies, including the Department of Sanitation (DSNY), the New York Police Department (NYPD), the New York Fire Department (FDNY), the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) and the Department of Correction (DOC).
The contract aligns with the city’s Green initiatives, aiming to significantly reduce carbon emissions and usher in a new era of clean energy. By powering these essential agency fleets with renewable diesel, Approved Oil is helping to play a pivotal role in driving down carbon emissions and contributing to the realization of New York City’s ambitious Green initiatives, said the company.
Renewable diesel represents a major advancement in sustainable fuel technology, derived from renewable sources such as vegetable oil, animal fat and used cooking oil. It is molecularly the same as petroleum-based diesel and it meets ASTM International’s standard for Diesel Fuel Oils (D-975). Its adoption offers a seamless transition for existing diesel engines, emitting significantly fewer pollutants and greenhouse gases than conventional diesel.
“This momentous partnership marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility,” said Vincent Theurer, President & CEO of Approved Oil Company.
“We are extremely proud to lead the charge in providing cleaner fuel alternatives that align with the city’s green objectives. This collaboration underscores our dedication to a greener, healthier future for all New Yorkers.”