Taking Action On Climate Change
We agree that action is needed now, and as transportation is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, we are in a position to help. The use of biodiesel, renewable diesel and a blend of these two lower carbon fuels can make a difference in reducing carbon emissions in the immediate future.
Biodiesel is a competitively priced product with a proven track record of continuing performance that also helps reduce carbon emissions. Renewable diesel is an alternative lower carbon fuel that also has performance benefits while being a drop-in replacement for petroleum diesel.
The carbon reduction benefits are perhaps best shown by the carbon intensity (CI) scores given to them by the state of California. Carbon intensity is the measure of GHG emissions associated with producing and consuming a fuel, and California assigns every fuel a score as part of its progressive policies to reduce air pollution. Biodiesel and renewable diesel consistently rank first and second among liquid fuels and natural gas options in California’s carbon intensity scores.
Blend for the best of both
Blending biodiesel and renewable diesel is one way Chevron Renewable Energy Group is leading the way on lower carbon fuel solutions. Blending biodiesel and renewable diesel — instead of blending either with only petroleum diesel — results in a product that features the best characteristics of the two fuels. We offer a blend like this called UltraClean BlenD™.
A biodiesel and renewable diesel blend significantly reduces a fleet’s carbon footprint and emissions, including total hydrocarbons, particulate matter, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Plus, the fuel’s performance doesn’t suffer — thanks to higher Cetane, added lubricity, lower aromatics and a great cloud point.
As demand currently outpaces supply for renewable diesel, blending biodiesel is a good way to stretch supply while still making a positive step toward lower carbon emissions. Download our free Chevron Renewable Energy Group UltraClean BlenD™ white paper for more information.
Making a difference now
Fleets are trying different fuel sources to reduce emissions, with a heavy focus on electric. We support an integrated energy management approach — it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. In fact, focusing on an all-electric solution may mean you’re overlooking solutions that can have an impact now. After all, fleets will remain largely diesel for some time.
Biodiesel, renewable diesel and blends like Chevron Renewable Energy Group’s UltraClean BlenD™ are drop-in fuels, meaning fleets can start using them in virtually any existing equipment without waiting years for the technology and infrastructure required by other fuel sources to catch up.
They are perhaps the easiest way to make a difference now.
To learn more about these fuel options and how easy they are to start using, contact us at [email protected] or (844) 405-0160.
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