Renewable Diesel

renewable diesel

PREM can supply carbon-negative, non-food-based renewable diesel for transportation fleets with ESG goals.

What is it?

Renewable diesel, sometimes referred to as green diesel or RD, is produced via a complicated refining process known as hydrotreating or hydroprocessing, which closely mirrors traditional petroleum refining.  Unlike biodiesel, which comes from plant and animal fats, renewable diesel is made from renewable feedstocks, including waste oils from restaurants and food processing plants, selected for their high energy content and suitability for refining.

Uses and Advantages

  • Compatibility

    One of renewable diesel’s most significant benefits is its compatibility with existing diesel engines and infrastructure. It can seamlessly replace conventional diesel without any engine modifications.

  • Reduced Emissions

    Renewable diesel considerably lowers greenhouse gas emissions, particulate matter, and nitrogen oxides compared to traditional diesel. Its production process removes impurities that cause air pollution, making it a cleaner-burning fuel.

  • Energy Efficiency

    Renewable diesel has a high energy content, which means better fuel efficiency and longer driving ranges for vehicles.

  • Application Diversity

    Renewable diesel is not only for road transportation. It’s also suitable for off-road vehicles, maritime shipping, aviation, and industrial heating applications.

  • Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)

    Many regions have established RPS, mandating a specific percentage of transportation fuel come from renewable sources. Renewable diesel effectively meets these requirements.