Neste biofuel to fuel Super Bowl fan village, fan charter buses

By Neste | January 21, 2016

Neste will deliver renewable diesel to San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee for the electricity production at the Super Bowl City fan village, reducing the fuel carbon footprint by 50 percent. The Host Committee's Fan Express transporting fans to and from Game Day will also fueled by Neste’s renewable diesel.

As part of one of the world’s biggest sporting spectacles, the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee has been planned with a focus on creating a “net positive” event. This net positive commitment recognizes that, as well as reducing negative environmental impacts, the whole event should also pay more attention to enhancing the environmental, social and economic positive effects of both individual and collective activity.
Arranged between Jan. 30 and Feb. 7 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Super Bowl City, the free-to-the-public event aims to reduce its impact on climate change by delivering a low emissions event with a focus on transportation and temporary power.

“It’s great that Neste can help the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee to create a sustainable event of spectacular size. We hope that the cleaner air and transport will make the event even more enjoyable for fans,” says Kaisa Hietala, executive vice president of renewable products at Neste.

Neste is an official sustainability partner of the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. As the event’s supplier of renewable diesel, Neste will deliver renewable diesel to power the Super Bowl City fan village. In addition, a Fan Express charter bus system will run on Neste's renewable diesel.


Greener electricity and cleaner air
Outdoor events often require building a temporary power grid and bringing in heavy diesel generators. As an alternative for producing greener electricity, Neste’s renewable diesel is the perfect solution. All generators used in Super Bowl City will run on Neste’s 100 percent renewable and sustainable diesel, reducing emissions and improving air quality. EPA Tier 4 generators will be used to reduce emissions and noise.
Produced from wastes and residues, Neste’s renewable diesel will help to reduce the fuel carbon footprint of Super Bowl City by approximately 50 percent compared to petroleum diesel. Also, renewable diesel is a more pleasing alternative to people attending the event since it does not produce any of the unpleasant exhaust fumes generated by ordinary diesel.


Fan Express reduces traffic emissions

The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee has set up a “Fan Express” charter bus system to transport fans from the Bay Area to Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara on Game Day, Feb. 7. The 100 buses in service are Google's gBuses and will run on Neste’s renewable diesel. Operating between pick-up points spread throughout the Bay Area, the Fan Express has the potential to remove the equivalent of some 2,000 cars from the road.