Lower Carbon Fuel Solutions From Chevron


Lowering carbon intensity has become more than an industry trend. For several years, carriers, shippers and brokers across transportation modes have become increasingly focused on reducing lifecycle carbon emissions. Embracing these alternatives to traditional fuels is not only about aligning with environmental regulations; can be a strategic move to outshine the competition and potentially improve your bottom line.

In the private sector, 58% of Fortune 500® companies (a significant increase in recent years) have established targets to reach net zero by 2050, and of those businesses, roughly half of them already have plans in place to reduce Scope 3 emissions in their supply chain. The public sector is trending similarly, with at least 29 states releasing climate action plans.

With the transportation sector being the largest source of GHG emissions in the U.S.1, logistics companies will need to prepare to demonstrate their carbon reduction efforts. An increasing number of both public- and private-sector entities with lower carbon targets have set their sights on reducing tailpipe emissions as an important step toward achieving those targets.

With that, there are more options available than ever before. And that is good news, because it will take all of these solutions to lower lifecycle carbon emissions.

Chevron offers a suite of lower carbon fuel solutions to help you find a balanced and scalable approach that is customized to your business needs.

Chevron Offers Many Lower Carbon Fuel Solutions


Biodiesel is made from some variety of resources, many of which are plant-based, with their energy coming from the sun instead of fossil fuels. Other available feedstocks also include diverted waste or byproducts from different industries, providing a new use rather than going to a landfill. These lower carbon feedstocks help biodiesel emit less greenhouse gases than traditional fuels.

Biodiesel is a drop-in fuel that can be used in most existing diesel vehicles and fueling infrastructure, giving diesel fleets a solution for lowering lifecycle carbon emissions quickly with their existing equipment.

Compared with petroleum diesel, biodiesel fuel can also help performance through higher Cetane, added lubricity and a lower carbon burn that can put less stress on diesel particulate filters.

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Renewable diesel:

Renewable diesel is made from the same feedstocks as biodiesel but uses a different production process. The result is a renewable fuel that is more like petroleum diesel and meets the same ASTM D975 specification.

Renewable diesel is a newer alternative fuel on the market but has quickly become popular as it can effectively reduce carbon emissions, deliver strong performance and has up to 85% less sulfur than ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD). As lower carbon air regulations and targets become more common, this fuel will likely continue to grow in popularity.

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Renewable Diesel

Renewable natural gas:

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is produced through anaerobic digestion of manure, food, municipal, and solid waste; and is sourced from dairy farms, waste treatment facilities and landfills. What would normally decompose, producing methane emissions that are 30 times more potent than CO2, is instead processed into a carbon negative fuel and delivered to vehicles at RNG/CNG fueling stations. 

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Compressed natural gas:

CNG is natural gas (methane) that is stored and transported under high pressure in its gaseous state. When compared to conventional diesel, CNG has many advantages:  

  • Lower carbon intensity based on reduced emissions across its production life cycle  
  • Lower engine emissions of NOx and particulate matter  

The range of CNG-powered heavy-duty trucks typically exceeds electric-powered trucks relying on still-emerging EV technology. 

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Compressed Natural Gas


Including hydrogen in your fuel portfolio can help you to evolve your fuel offerings for shifting customer needs at select retail stations. 

Light-duty, hydrogen-powered fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are growing in popularity. Fleets are seeking to lower their carbon intensity, and hydrogen fuel can help attract new customers in light- and heavy-duty fleet sectors. Hydrogen is a lower carbon intensity fuel that may also help your value in the commercial sector. 

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1 https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/fast-facts-transportation-greenhouse-gas-emissions