The widely attended fan festivals and transportation to this week’s championship football game in San Francisco are the latest in a long line of entities to recognize advanced biofuels – including biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel – in meeting climate, clean air and sustainability goals. These advance biofuels, when used in diesel engines, can reduce carbon emissions by at least 50 percent, improving air quality and contributing to a sustainable energy future.

San Francisco’s host committee is seeking to create a “Net Positive” for the Bay Area from the numerous events associated with the game, including environmental factors. The fan festival events throughout the week will be powered by Neste NEXBTL renewable diesel fuel, Tier 4 diesel generators, and transportation to Sunday’s championship game will include renewable diesel fuel and modern clean diesel buses.

“In California and throughout the world, clean diesel power and fuels are already meeting the mutual demands of sustainability and reliability in the most demanding and high-profile applications,” said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

“New technology diesel engines coupled with advanced biofuels, including biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel, are already scoring major points with municipalities and leading industries alike. Diesel generators provide the unique combination of power, performance, portability and efficiency. And, with the use of renewable diesel fuels these generators deliver the reliability that major sporting events require while improving air quality and contributing to a sustainable future that benefits everyone.

“New technology clean diesel engines are helping California achieve its goals of improved air quality, better fuel efficiency and expanded use of alternative fuel sources. And this commitment to clean diesel technology and renewable diesel fuels goes well beyond the game’s activities. The City of San Francisco and Oakland, for example, have adopted new policies to use only renewable diesel fuel for their municipal fleets, which will result in significant and immediate improvements in air quality.

“The growing emphasis on addressing climate change and meeting more stringent clean air requirements through the use of advanced fuels and technology are priorities being adopted by communities around the world,” Schaeffer said. “While there are a growing number of choices of fuels and technologies, clean diesel power and renewable fuels stand out as ready to meet tomorrow’s challenges today.”