Why Renewable Diesel?
Same fuel characteristics as petroleum – Renewable Diesel Fuel has the same characteristics chemically as petroleum diesel and can be shipped via the same pipelines and sold at the same pumps as conventional diesel fuel.
High Cetane Value – renewable diesel has higher cetane value (cetane value to diesel is like octane value to gasoline)
High Energy Density – unlike cellulosic ethanol which produces a product with significantly lower energy density than the fuel it replaces, our Renewable Diesel Technology will produce fuel with the same energy density lending higher performance and efficiency.
Fuel Output Flexibility – Our Renewable Diesel technology produces fuel that meets strict aviation specifications as any other hydrocarbon fuel including diesel, gasoline and heating oil. Renewable Diesel will provide approximately the same MPG as conventional diesel.
Feedstock Flexibility – Renewable Diesel, just like biodiesel can be produced using any feedstock with lipids. The oils commonly used are low-value byproducts such as soybean oil or zero-value waste products such as used vegetable oil. Various feedstock can be used simultaneously based on economics and availability.
High Efficiency Operation – with end-to-end efficiency of up to 85% and roughly one-half of the energy requirements of other conventional biofuel processes. These plants are remarkably energy efficient.
Low Capital Costs – Costs about the same or sometimes less than a conventional biodiesel plant.
Very Low GHG Emissions – significantly less GHG emissions than corn ethanol and soy biodiesel and when using waste grease even less than cellulosic ethanol.
Environmental Benefits of Renewable Diesel – Renewable Diesel is CO2 neutral
So what is the difference between Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel? – Both can be made with same feedstock however the process changes its chemical properties making Renewable Diesel very similar to petroleum diesel