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“I do feel a sense of responsibility to make sure the next generation has the same clean air and clean water that my generation and previous generations have had,”

Baron Braatz
Partner of Quickway Market

 

Neste MY Renewable Diesel has a freezing point of as low as -4°F degrees, making it an attractive option for local residents and travelers in the mountainous region of Bend, OR

 

Compared to fossil diesel, Neste MY Renewable Diesel reduces GHG emissions by up to 75%

 

First commercial location in Oregon offering Neste MY Renewable Diesel

How Neste MY Renewable Diesel Is Helping Quickway Market’s Sustainability Efforts in the Central Oregon Mountain Region and Beyond

If you’re a delivery truck driver or mail courier in the Bend, Oregon area, chances are you’ve made a pit-stop at the Quickway Market and Gas off Butler Market Rd. 

Known primarily for Central Oregon’s only high-end fuels at the pump, the Quickway also offers convenience items, coffee, and groceries.

Founded in 2000, the Quickway station has always made it a point to provide Central Oregonians access to a range of fuels—from high-octane race-ready fuel, to everyday diesel. On any given weekend, this station is the premier stop for the overlanding community, classic and exotic car enthusiasts, UTV and snowmobile users, and watercraft. Providing fuels that meet the customer’s demands is the Quickway’s number one priority. 

To that end—as fuel technology changes, so do the Quickway offerings. Quickway Market recently installed Oregon’s first publicly available renewable diesel dispenser and now offers customers Neste MY Renewable Diesel — in response to customers’ need for a product that offers impeccable performance and significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

3 Challenges Quickway Wanted to Solve 

  1. Offering customers a sustainable fuel option 
  2. Offering a quality fuel that delivers high performance 
  3. Finding a fuel that works seamlessly with the station’s current infrastructure

“Products like this can make a big difference in cutting emissions without negatively impacting the performance and investments the hard-working people of Oregon make in their diesel vehicles and equipment

Baron Braatz, a Partner of Quickway Market

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A low-carbon fuel for the region’s diesel-vehicle owners  

With a growing population, Bend is in a unique position to address sustainability. The Quickway acknowledges their role in the burgeoning outdoor recreation mecca. “I feel a sense of responsibility to make sure the next generation has the same clean air and clean water that my generation and previous generations have had,” says Baron Braatz, a partner in the Quickway. 

The Quickway Gas and Market also services a great deal of diesel-powered vehicles—from resident’s own work trucks, to fleet vehicles from a wide variety of industries. When Carson Oil, Neste’s partner and a leading fuel provider in Oregon, introduced Neste’s MY Renewable Diesel to Braatz, he immediately realized that his customers will benefit from this solution, as it provides an immediate, affordable way for them to reduce their carbon footprint.

A drop-in fuel delivering high performance even in cold weather   

Braatz was also one of the first users of Neste MY Renewable Diesel - he put the fuel in his own diesel Ford 250 right after the dispenser was installed. Not only did he experience better fuel mileage, he realized the truck was running better than ever before. 

“Obviously, I care about my own truck—and by extension, my customer’s trucks. I wanted to make sure that this product was something that did what it promised— ran clean, and helped the environment. It does both. This is what should be at every pump. Now, it’s at ours.”

Bend, Oregon is known for year-round recreation. Winter sports are just as important as those done in the heat. And when it gets cold in Bend, drivers have to be concerned with the performance of their vehicles.

The freezing point of Neste MY Renewable Diesel sits as low as -4°F degrees without additives and prevents it from turning into gel. This is very important for the drivers in the mountainous region, where temperatures reach below zero for weeks at a time. 

The Quickway Market’s customers who have used Neste MY Renewable Diesel have been satisfied by the higher engine performance in their vehicles.

“That is one thing that Neste [MY Renewable Diesel] has met. It’s better for your emissions systems, injectors and engines than even traditional diesel,” said Braatz 

For him, making the switch as easy as changing lanes. The best part? His engine has taken well to the new fuel, and he likes how his truck runs on it. “It’s a straight-up drop-in fuel. You don’t have to change anything out. If you have half a tank of traditional diesel, you can top it off with Neste MY Renewable Diesel and it won’t harm the engine in any way,” he said. “My truck isn’t hiccuping and burping going down the road. It likes what it’s burning.” 

A fuel that works seamlessly with the store’s current infrastructure 

For Quickway Market, the process of adding Neste MY Renewable Diesel was very straightforward - it required no new investments. The company worked with Carson to get its tanks ready for the low-carbon fuel. 

“Carson cleaned the tank and made sure everything was good to go,” said Braatz. “They were only here for a day. The next day, we filled the tank with Neste MY Renewable Diesel.”

Braatz feels very excited to be the first fuel station to offer Neste MY Renewable Diesel to both businesses and the public here in Central Oregon. “Products like this can make a big difference in cutting emissions without negatively impacting the performance and investments the hard-working people of Oregon make in their diesel vehicles and equipment,” he said.

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