Renewable Diesel as a Major Transportation Fuel in California
Renewable Diesel is a next generation diesel fuel. It has a low CO2 footprint similar to Biodiesel yet is a high performance fuel that reduces down time and maintenance in urban stop and go fleet use. Long story short it is an impressive fuel solving many problems associated with modern clean diesel engines.
Given the newness of this fuel along with the few producers of it there is a real lack of in depth research on the subject.
This white paper is the most in depth examination of Renewable Diesel operating in the real world. It covers a complete view of the product from the perspective of both fleets operating it and regulators seeking to reduce emissions. In our experience this is the most complete document you are going to find to advise a fleet considering using R99 Renewable Diesel.
Whitepaper – Renewable Diesel as a Major Transportation in California: Opportunities, Benefits, and Challenges.
Whitepaper by Gladstein, Neandross and Associates produced for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and South Coast AQMD.
This report reinforces the manufacturers of Renewable Diesel’s statements and many anecdotal statements from fleets using the fuel. Renewable Diesel sees superior performance, both emission reduction, as well as performance in existing diesel technology. A cleaner burning and lower CO2 fuel that also contributes to a lower cost of maintenance of vehicles operating Renewable Diesel.
According to this August 2017 report, California was on course to see approximately 250,000,000 gallons of R99 fuel sold in the state that year. This is a world shaking volume of a next generation biofuel. With these readily adopted volumes, no doubt more product will be finding its way into the marketplace. The report cites a CARB expectation of the California Renewable Diesel market growing to over 2,000,000,000 (that’s BILLION) gallons in the next decade.
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