Tag: renewable diesel

CoBank says renewable diesel investment surge likely to drive growth and energy transition

CoBank says renewable diesel investment surge likely to drive growth and energy transition

September 28, 2022 |

In Colorado, by producing fuel using sources with lower carbon intensity than traditional petroleum-based products, the U.S. biofuels sector is well-positioned to play a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange, the recent surge of investments in U.S. renewable diesel production capacity is likely to ignite […]

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute using food waste to make renewable diesel

Worcester Polytechnic Institute using food waste to make renewable diesel

September 22, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is looking at ways to use food waste to make a renewable and more affordable fuel replacement for oil-based diesel. The work, led by Chemical Engineering Professor Michael Timko, is detailed in a new paper in the journal iScience.  The work is part of […]

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Cummins says its Tier 4 QSK95 engine be safely used with renewable diesel

Cummins says its Tier 4 QSK95 engine be safely used with renewable diesel

September 20, 2022 |

In Indiana, Cummins Inc. announced that its popular Tier 4 QSK95 engine can be safely used with renewable diesel, without any negative impact to its current EPA emission requirements or reliability. Cummins partnered with Siemens Mobility to help customers meet their goal of running renewable diesel in QSK95-powered Charger locomotives to reduce emissions and use […]

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Booster expands renewable diesel offering in three California markets

Booster expands renewable diesel offering in three California markets

September 20, 2022 |

In California, recognizing fleet customers’ growing demand for lower-carbon energy sources, Booster® has expanded its renewable diesel product offering to three new markets in California. The move enables nearly 50 Booster-fueled fleets in Sacramento, San Jose and San Diego — totalling nearly 1,000 fleet vehicles serviced daily — to slash their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions […]

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Vertex conversion of Alabama refinery to renewable diesel postponed to Q1 2023

Vertex conversion of Alabama refinery to renewable diesel postponed to Q1 2023

September 12, 2022 |

In Texas, Vertex is currently working on completing a $90-$100 million capital project designed to modify the company’s Mobile, Alabama Refinery existing hydrocracking unit to produce renewable diesel fuel on a standalone basis. Upon completion of the conversion project, the refinery is expected to commence production of approximately 8,000 – 10,000 barrels per day (bpd) […]

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Phillips 66’s renewable diesel now available at 600+ stations in California

Phillips 66’s renewable diesel now available at 600+ stations in California

September 8, 2022 |

In California, nearly two years of planning and teamwork have cemented Phillips 66’s position as one of the country’s largest renewable-diesel producers — and California drivers at over 600 76® stations can now fuel their diesel engines with a cleaner-burning alternative. Making this happen required procuring new feedstocks, repurposing pipeline and terminal infrastructure, and reimaging […]

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PTL Marine expanding renewable diesel access along the West Coast

PTL Marine expanding renewable diesel access along the West Coast

August 23, 2022 |

In California, the Waterways Journal reports PTL Marine is expanding the availability of renewable diesel for marine use in the Western Rivers thanks to the company’s expanding logistics at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and increased fuel supplies. Renewable fuels will be required for harbor vessels in California beginning January 1. The […]

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New Rise Renewables Reno to kick off renewable diesel production

New Rise Renewables Reno to kick off renewable diesel production

August 10, 2022 |

In Nevada, one of the country’s most advanced renewable fuel plants will officially launch operations at Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in Storey County, Nevada. New Rise Renewables Reno will produce 44 million gallons per year of renewable diesel made from triglyceride oils from sources such as corn. The renewable diesel produced by New Rise Renewables Reno […]

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Agency accuses Phillips 66 of starting renewable diesel production before permit approvals

Agency accuses Phillips 66 of starting renewable diesel production before permit approvals

June 27, 2022 |

In California, Reuters reports the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a notice earlier this month accusing Phillips 66 of beginning to produce and consume renewable diesel at its Rodeo refinery before the change to its air permit was in place. The company said it already started to produce the fuel in Q1 2021, […]

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New renewable diesel capacity not enough to offset loss of fossil diesel refining capacity

New renewable diesel capacity not enough to offset loss of fossil diesel refining capacity

June 23, 2022 |

In Washington, Reuters reports the 12 renewable diesel facilities under construction in the US and the nine proposed, along with existing production capacity, isn’t enough to offset the loss of fossil diesel volumes lost over the past three years as refineries stopped operating. Data from the Energy Information Administration shows the new plants would bring […]

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