Renewable Diesel Fuel Can Help Lower Lifecycle Carbon Emissions

This video is part of a series of webcasts that focuses on providing information on the role that biomass-based fuels have in helping companies work toward their lower carbon targets.

Dave Slade (DS), Chevron’s Chief Technologist, provides insights on renewable diesel, the benefits of this fuel and the differences between biodiesel and renewable diesel.

Maybe your company is exploring lower carbon fuel solutions and has been using biodiesel in your fleets. But what about renewable diesel?

As Chevron continues to provide lower carbon fuel solutions for our customers, one fuel option is renewable diesel.

Gain insights on some of the more common questions regarding renewable diesel as well as discusses the benefits of this biomass-based fuel.

Q: What is renewable diesel?

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

Q: Does renewable diesel help engine performance?

DS: Renewable diesel delivers strong engine 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 continue to grow in popularity.

Renewable diesel blends well with high-quality biodiesel, and blending the two fuels captures some of the best properties of each: high Cetane for better combustion, increased lubricity, lower lifecycle carbon emissions and an excellent cloud point. When blended, it’s essentially a drop-in fuel that works just like traditional diesel fuel with comparable engine performance.

Q: What are some of the benefits of renewable diesel?

DS: With renewable diesel, cloud point is typically less than -10°C, while winter pipeline spec limits for diesel are around 10°C.

Watch the full webcast to learn more about renewable diesel.