Renewable Diesel is a next generation biofuel with impressive performance improvements when compared to petroleum derived diesel. Star Oilco’s Renewable Diesel is domestically sourced and is a breakthrough product for lowering tail pipe emissions as a drop in fuel.
Renewable Diesel can be used by any diesel fleet without any conversion concern. Fleets moving to Renewable Diesel fuel will see over a 20% drop in hydrocarbon emissions, over a 40% reduction in particulate emissions, and over 50% reduction in CO2 emissions associated with the fuel when compared to petroleum diesel.
Renewable diesel is made from the same feedstocks as biodiesel, but is virtually identical chemically and physically to petroleum diesel. Instead of using transesterification as biodiesel does, the crude feedstocks are treated with hydrogen and pressure to process it into fuel. The resulting fuel conforms to the same standards of petroleum diesel (ASTM D975) while reducing carbon, and requiring no changes to existing infrastructure of current fleets.
Because of the feedstocks this fuel already starts at a lower carbon footprint than traditional petroleum fuels. REG reports that,