Star Oilco and Low CO2 Biofuels
Star Oilco is one of the leading fuel companies in the Pacific Northwest pioneering the use of alternative fuels, specifically renewable diesel. Renewable diesel is quickly growing as the preferred fuel for environmentally conscious consumers, since it is a high-quality, low-carbon fuel and does not require emptying your tank. It can be blended with another fuel in any blending ratio all the way up to 100%.
Similar to petroleum-based diesel which is hydro-treated, renewable diesel is made through a either a hydrogenation or Fischer-Tropsch process instead of a chemical process, by which biodiesel is derived. Both modern diesel and Renweable Diesel are made by cracking a feedstock and reforming it into a modern on-road fuel. But apart from petroleum fuel, which is made from crude oil and other hydrocarbons contained in natural gas (fossil fuels), renewable diesel is made from natural fats or vegetable and palm oils, making it a much cleaner, lower carbon content fuel for diesel vehicles.
Star Oilco Delivers Premium Renewable Diesel
We fill your tank or fleet with renewable diesel fuel in Oregon and Washington. We’ve been providing our customers with renewable fuels since 2015 and strive to make switching to renewable diesel easy and affordable. If you are interested in mobile on-site refueling, wet-hosing, construction job site fueling or fuel delivery to your retail location we can deliver a premium product that you’ll feel good about using.
We have a proven track record of making alternative fuels very easy for our customers who are interested in greener fuel options and helping pave the way towards a healthier planet.
What is Renewable Diesel?
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,
“Compared to ULSD, renewable diesel reduces total hydrocarbons by more than 10 percent, particulate matter by nearly 40 percent, carbon monoxide by 25 percent and nitrogen oxides by 15 percent.”
California who has been using renewable diesel since at least 2011 when the Low Carbon Fuel Standard program began, has shown a reduction of 18 million tons of CO2. In 2018, California estimates that they saved 4.3 million tons of carbon dioxide. (Source)
Contact us with any questions you may have about renewable diesel, biodiesel, ethanol or other emerging alternative fuels.
Where Can I Buy Renewable Diesel in Oregon?
Star Oilco has access to a supply of renewable diesel right now. If you need it for your project or to fuel you fleet contact us.
Coming soon!! Renewable diesel will be showing up at the following Cardlock locations. Watch the map below we will be adding more locations as they are confirmed.