At REG, we help you navigate the biodiesel industry while achieving emissions goals.
As more fleets and businesses on the West Coast strive to reduce carbon emissions, REG continues to make biodiesel more accessible. As the largest domestic biofuels producer, we’re your partner when it comes to meeting carbon and greenhouse gas emissions reductions, doing what it takes to make your journey with biofuels a success.
REG Grays Harbor has a 100 million gallons per year capacity, ensuring we can meet even your most demanding biodiesel volume requirements. And in addition to our substantial state-of-the-art facility, we offer several benefits to help you be successful with biofuels.
Local support and expertise.
Biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel are renewable and sustainable, making fleets better for the environment. Plus, you’ll be ready to comply as more state and federal mandates are put in place.
Contrary to popular belief, biodiesel is very cost competitive with traditional ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD). With a 100 million gallons per year nameplate capacity, REG Grays Harbor has a dependable supply to keep your fleet running smoothly. Plus, our national production capacity offers additional supply assurance.
B100 - 75% reduction in CO2 emissions, compared to petroleum diesel.1
B20 - 15% reduction in CO2 emissions, compared to petroleum diesel.1
RD - Up to 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, compared to petroleum diesel.2
Where clean energy meets smart business.
The wide range of benefits that come with biodiesel stretch far beyond sustainability. You can also use REG-9000 Biodiesel to boost profits, performance and efficiency as you achieve emissions goals.
- Provides economic advantages with tax incentives and RIN trading.
- Increased lubricity helps keep engines cooler, running quieter and operating longer.
- Reduces lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by 57 to 86%.2
- Distilled product available for improved cold weather performance.
How municipalities and fleets improve their operations with biodiesel.
According to a 2016 Fleet Purchasing Outlook study conducted by the NTEA — The Association for the Work Truck Industry — biodiesel is now the most common alternative fuel option used by fleets.See how some of the nation’s biggest municipalities put biodiesel to work for them.
New York City
Since 2013, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has used B20 as its standard fuel in 850 diesel-powered vehicles. Today New York City uses more than 13 million gallons of biodiesel every year to power 9,000 vehicles in its fleet.
"We used B5, and in some cases B20, successfully across all of our operations with no real operational problems. Even during the polar vortex, when temperatures got colder than they have been in decades."
Chief Fleet Officer, Deputy Commissioner, City of New York
The Chicago Park District runs about 160 pieces of equipment with 6,000 gallons of biodiesel every year, including garbage trucks, mowing units and beach tractors. They use a B20 blend through the end of October before going to a B5 blend during winter.
"We want to be leaders, we want to implement sustainable practices, we want to be innovative and we want to roll it out and demonstrate that it’s what’s happening."
Former Area Manager, Chicago Park District
The city cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent3 in 2015 by replacing petroleum diesel with renewable hydrocarbon diesel in its fleet.
1 Alternative Fuels Data Center https://afdc.energy.gov/fuels/biodiesel_benefits.html
2 California Air Resources Board, staff report, November 2013 https://www.arb.ca.gov/fuels/multimedia/meetings/renewabledieselstaffreport_nov2013.pdf
3 San Francisco news release, July 2015 https://sfmayor.org/
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