Environmental Stewardship

The Core of What We Do

Chevron Renewable Energy Group is committed to enabling lower carbon fuel solutions by producing and delivering renewable, lower carbon transportation and other fuels. Our commitment blends environmental stewardship and profitable solutions — resulting in many stakeholders, including our vendors, customers, shareholders and the environment, benefitting from the positive impact of our lower carbon fuels.

Making a Difference Right Now

Our fuels stand out among today's alternative options for their ability to allow fleets to reduce lifecycle carbon emissions. There is no need to wait on future technology or infrastructure. Diesel vehicles can run on renewable diesel, UltraClean BlenDTM, and other biodiesel blends without modification. Our fuels are available across North America and Europe and can be more cost-effective than many other energy solutions. The lower carbon profile of our products can help fleets and their customers efficiently work toward reducing carbon intensity and striving toward their lower carbon reduction goals.

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From Waste to Fuel

Chevron Renewable Energy Group has always supported a “Food THEN Fuel” sourcing philosophy. Chevron Renewable Energy Group makes fuel from a variety of raw materials, known as feedstock, including animal fats, vegetable oils and used cooking oil. Many of these feedstocks are byproducts of different processes, such as meat production for human consumption, plant crush for animal feed production, and cooking. The growing world population will require ever more protein generation, resulting in additional fat and oilseed byproducts. Our production serves as a valuable outlet for these byproducts and waste streams and turns these resources into renewable fuel.

We routinely work with providers to identify new sources of lower carbon feedstock. We have invested in world-class technology to produce the highest-quality fuels from diverse feedstocks. 
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Culture of Continuous Improvement

Continuous improvement (CI) is a key focus of our operations and a significant driver of our success. Our culture of continuous improvement has allowed us to grow organically with relatively low investment. We achieved a 37% production capacity increase, or 166 million additional gallons, from 2016 to 2020.

Several team members throughout the Chevron Renewable Energy organization are trained in Six Sigma methodology, advocating for and implementing process improvements. The company maintains a special award issued four times per year to recognize employees for ingenuity and CI projects that contribute to enhanced profitability and better resource management. 

Innovative Applications

We are also developing additional ways to allow our consumers to utilize more of our renewable fuels for their operations. Some of our efforts include:

  • Enabling diesel vehicles to use 100% biodiesel year-round in many locations, including deployment in all of our own delivery fleet trucks
  • Offering higher blends of biodiesel, up to 100% biodiesel, into the heating oil market, providing lower carbon home heating solutions
  • Pursuing additional uses for our heavier fuel products like Chevron Renewable Energy Group Bio Residual™ Oil, including application in the marine fuels market
  • Successfully completing testing related to renewable aviation fuels and continuing to consider economically viable projects

2021 ESG Report

Our 2021 environmental, social and governance (ESG) report reflects on the practices we have integrated into our business objectives. Our lower carbon fuels are creating a lower carbon future, and at Chevron Renewable Energy Group we believe our operations should do the same.