bp to invest $45M in doubling Cherry Point renewable diesel production capacity

October 4, 2021 |

In Washington state, bp announced plans for a $45 million investment that will more than double the Cherry Point refinery’s renewable diesel production capability to an estimated 2.6 million barrels a year.

Renewable diesel is manufactured from biomass-based feedstocks, such as vegetable oils and rendered animal fats. The increased production capability from the Renewable Diesel Optimization project is expected to reduce the CO2 emissions resulting from the diesel produced by Cherry Point by approximately 400,000 – 600,000 tons per year.

In 2018, Cherry Point became the first and only refinery in the Pacific Northwest capable of processing these feedstocks alongside conventional feedstocks like crude oils. This fuel produced through co-processing is chemically identical to petroleum diesel and can be distributed using the same systems.

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