Renewables are made from renewable resources – used cooking oils, fats, greases, vegetable oils, grains and sugars – that can be replenished in a short time period. Examples include ethanol, biodiesel and renewable diesel. Wind and solar are also examples of renewable energy.
Types of Diesel: Renewable Diesel v. Biodiesel v. CARB Diesel*
* Renewable diesel, biodiesel and CARB diesel are all approved for use in California by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Renewable diesel is a non-petroleum hydrocarbon fuel, produced from renewable feedstocks – fats and vegetable oils – by refining them through a hydrotreater. It is a very high-quality, fully refined diesel that is physically and chemically very similar to conventional diesel. It can be blended with conventional diesel or used as a complete replacement for conventional diesel.
Biodiesel is a non-hydrocarbon fuel produced from renewable feedstocks – fats and vegetable oils – by reacting them with methanol. It cannot be used as a replacement for conventional diesel, as it must be blended with diesel and requires special handling.
CARB diesel is a conventional, petroleum-based hydrocarbon fuel produced from fossil fuels, a nonrenewable natural resource.
Renewable diesel has a lower carbon footprint than conventional diesel fuels, and it meets the Low Carbon Fuel Standard established by the California Air Resource Board (CARB).
With higher cetane levels, 76® Renewable Diesel allows engines to burn the fuel better than regular diesel, improving performance and lowering tail pipe emissions for less smog.
The higher cetane also leads to enhanced engine combustion for a better burning fuel. This means a smoother-running, quieter engine, as well as a rapid cold start for better cold-weather performance.
Because of the higher energy density of renewable diesel, engines can burn its fuel completely, generating more power per cycle.
76® Renewable Diesel is a "drop in" fuel with no blending limit and is similar to CARB diesel. You and your consumers can make the switch without any modifications to your infrastructure or their engines.
The Phillips 66 San Francisco Refinery is currently undergoing a transformation, dubbed Rodeo Renewed, anticipated to become the world’s largest production facility of renewable fuels. Upon completion of Rodeo Renewed, the facility will produce more than 800 million gallons a year of renewable fuels. This will increase total renewable fuels supplied to the California market by 200%, ensuring reliable supply for your sites. In addition, our renewable supply on the West Coast will be augmented through a partnership with Ryze Renewables.
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