What Is Renewable Diesel?

Clearing the air about this powerful, alternative fuel.

It’s easy to confuse renewable diesel with other, similar-sounding fuel types on the market. Is it a type of petroleum diesel, or just another name for biodiesel? Or is it something else entirely?

Renewable diesel is a premium-quality diesel fuel that’s made completely from renewable and sustainable biomass, including wastes and residues from animal and fish fat, as well as used cooking oils and vegetable oils. As a result, it’s significantly better for the environment than petroleum diesel, yet has the same chemical composition, meaning it delivers the same excellent performance and can be implemented in any diesel-powered vehicle without any change in infrastructure. Plus, this premium fuel meets all ASTM D975 and state and federal diesel specifications.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the key ways in which renewable diesel differs from petroleum diesel and biodiesel.

Renewable diesel is an innovative, drop-in fuel option that allows you to significantly cut your carbon footprint without sacrificing the performance you’ve come to expect from traditional diesel. So when it comes to helping the planet, and your bottom line, renewable diesel provides the best of both worlds.

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