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Carson is a Northwest market leader providing clean energy solutions to the transportation, construction, and agriculture sectors. We continue our commitment to supporting product and policy innovations in domestically produced alternatives to petroleum-based fuels through our Silver Partner membership with the Columbia- Willamette Clean Cities Coalition. Carson offers a range of environmentally friendly lubricant and fuel products.

Renewable Diesel leads the sustainable fuel market

Renewable Diesel (R99) is a drop-in fuel with equivalent to petroleum diesel, providing equal, or better, vehicle performance and fuel efficiency – but with the benefit of significantly reduced emissions. Renewable diesel is a fuel derived from biomass that meets registration requirements established by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act. R99 significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions (PM, NOx, CO, HC) with no upfront infrastructure development or engine modification. In fact, it burns cleaner and cooler than petroleum diesel, reducing engine maintenance and downtime.

Carson partnered on pilot projects with the Clean Cities Initiative providing R99 to local jurisdictions running successful trials of renewable diesel in 2015 and 2016.

Companies with heavy duty vehicles ready to get a jump on regulations and improve upon their own sustainability goals can easily make a switch to renewable diesel from Carson. Used as a drop-in fuel for all HDV diesel engines, fleets experience superior performance and fuel economy in addition to reducing emissions.

Bio-lubricants for environmentally sensitive jobsites, agricultural applications, and municipalities

An estimated 50% of lubricants end up in the environment.i To offer our Northwest customers sustainable options, Carson has partnered with Renewable Lubricants. Renewable Lubricants provides a full array of green lubricants engineered to meet or exceed the performance of petroleum-based oils while adhering to stringent ISO cleanliness standards. Bio lubricants make use of common agricultural sources like soy, corn, sunflower and other bio-based materials and transform them into readily-biodegradable lubricants. These clean, green oils replace petroleum-based products for environmentally sensitive industries and for ecologically innovative companies and municipalities around the world.

From performance and price to environmental risk, impact and regulation, Carson can find you the right lubricant for your fleet, your equipment, and your bottom line.

Environmentally acceptable lubricants for the construction industry

Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants or EALs are lubricants initially developed to meet the regulatory requirements of sensitive marine environments. Minimally impactful if accidentally discharged, these lubricants are non-toxic and non-bioaccumulative, and readily or ultimately biodegradable, meaning they have little to no impact on the natural environment. In the increasingly regulated construction industry – near water or not – EALs offer companies a competitive advantage, as well as a reduced liability over conventional, synthetic lubricants.

The increased use of readily biodegradable and non-toxic lubricants contributes positively to reduced petroleum consumption, better management of your carbon footprint, and the reduction of adverse environmental and health impacts on your job site. The increasing ecological standards required on job sites can only be met with the use of fully biodegradable lubricants. Find out more non-polluting lubricants, their benefits and how to source the right product for your jobsite from Carson.

Non-toxic, non-hazardous, and non-flammable NEXGEN Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is an additive required by many diesel engines. Its development and use were a major step forward in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Added to engines with Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) technology, DEF will reduce NOx and particulate matter by 90 percent – a significantly low emission level near zero. Don’t be fooled by false claims against the environmental benefits of DEF. Commercial haulers who drive DEF vehicles enjoy optimized combustion and fewer regeneration issues.

Carson’s wide distribution of NEXGEN DEF through our subsidiary NEXGEN in the Northwest makes it easy for West Coast fleets and long-haul trucks to maintain fuel-efficiency and environmental standards.

More about Carson

The Carson name has represented quality and service since 1938. With modest origins as a Portland-area heating oil provider, Carson now serves the Pacific Northwest with business and direct to consumer products and services in the fuel, lubricant, heating, equipment, trucking, and vehicle industries. A family-run business for 80 years, the Carson Brand now represents a collection of companies committed to serving our customers, our employees, and our environment. Find out more about Carson’s environment forward solutions for the transportation, shipping, and construction industries at

i Mitigating Environmental Impact of Petroleum Lubricants (Madanhire and Mbohwa, 2016)

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