United Parcel Service (UPS) has committed to buying 46 million gallons of renewable diesel made from waste oils and animal fats, delivering on its promise to cut petroleum-based fuel use by 12% in the next two years.
Renewable diesel produces up to 90% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional diesel. That means the deal could prevent more than 51,000 tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
The UPS decision comes as other companies are looking for alternatives to oil based fuel. United Airlines recently invested $30 million into a company that makes aviation biofuels and FedEx is planning to use at least three million gallons of renewable jet fuel every year starting in 2017.
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