Marathon Petroleum moves ahead with Martinez refinery conversion to renewable diesels

March 8, 2021 |

In California, Marathon Petroleum Corporation says its Board of Directors has approved plans to convert its Martinez, California, refinery into a renewable fuels manufacturing facility.

Converting the Martinez facility from refining petroleum to manufacturing renewable fuels signals MPC’s strong commitment to producing a substantial level of lower carbon-intensity fuels in California.

The Martinez facility is expected to start producing renewable diesel in 2022, with a build to full capacity in 2023. Engineering work is under way and MPC has applied for relevant permits.

At full capacity, MPC expects the Martinez facility to produce about 730 million gallons per year of renewable fuels – predominantly renewable diesel – from such biobased feedstocks as animal fat, soybean oil and corn oil.

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