Renewable Diesel as a Major Transportation Fuel in California

September 22, 2018 By , , , ,

The whitepaper shown is probably the most in depth resource for a fleet seeking to understand the potential of Renewable Diesel for it’s own use.

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.

Also see the US Department of Energy’s Alternate Fuel Data Center’s page on Renewable Diesel

Other Articles by Star Oilco on Renewable Diesel:

Cummins OEM Statement about Renewable Diesel 

Audi Develops Renewable Diesel Process 

Europe Leads the Way in Renewable Fuel Usage

Oregon Helps Advance Renewable Diesel

Mack and Volvo OEM Approval for Renewable Diesel

Renewable Energy Group’s Renewable Diesel webpage (REG is the largest producer of R99 in the United States)

Renewable Energy Group’s Ultra Clean Diesel webpage (REG’s 80% Renewable Diesel and 20% Biodiesel the lowest CO2 diesel in existence)

If you have any questions about Renewable Diesel please feel free to contact Star Oilco with your questions.

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