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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Renewable diesel is a renewable fuel that can be used in conventional diesel engines as an alternative to petroleum diesel. It is primarily made from non-petroleum renewable sources such as soybean oil, used cooking oil, tallow and other plant- and animal based oils, with a maximum of 0.1% of its composition deriving from conventional petroleum diesel. Renewable diesel is processed ina refinery, similarly to conventional diesel and meets the same standard ASTM D975 specification. Renewable diesel is 100% comparable to conventional Diesel No. 2 and is often referred to as “Biomass-based” diesel. The orange, regulatory decal indicates the percentage of renewable diesel that the fuel contains.

 

*ASTM International, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services including Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants.

Yes, Texaco Renewable Diesel meets the same ASTM D975 specification as Diesel No. 2. I am at a dispenser that identifies the fuel as Diesel No. 2 and only has an orange label that says it contains a certain percentage of biomass-based diesel. What does this mean?

 

Since Renewable diesel meets ASTM D975 specification, it is Diesel No. 2. Renewable diesel is often referred to as “Biomass-based”diesel because of the renewable sources it is made from. The orange decal indicates that the fuel contains a percentage of renewablediesel which is typically 95% or 99%. “To clarify the federally required language on the bottom of the decal, this fuel does NOT contain 95% or 99% biodiesel.

Texaco Renewable Diesel has physical properties that benefit the combustion process in diesel engines, resulting in lower engine-out emissions of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and particulates than conventional petroleum diesel.

Texaco Renewable Diesel is sourced primarily from renewable sources and has a lower carbon intensity on a life cycle basis. This means a lower sum of greenhouse gases emitted throughout the full fuel life cycle calculated under California’s Low Carbon FuelStandard methodology. Because Texaco Renewable Diesel is derived from renewable feedstocks, it has a lower lifecycle CI than conventional diesel.

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