Renewable Diesel

Renewable diesel is a cleaner fuel derived entirely from plant and animal byproducts. Renewable diesel can be used in any diesel engine. It can help reduce greenhouse emissions and help meet state and federal climate standards. There is huge demand for renewable diesel, driven in part by government climate policy, and Global’s Clatskanie Terminal is well-positioned to distribute it in a safe and reliable manner.

Quick Facts About Renewable Diesel

What is renewable diesel?

Renewable diesel fuel is similar to conventional diesel fuel in terms of how it’s used. However, rather than being derived from petroleum, renewable diesel comes from plant oils and animal fats.

How is renewable diesel used?

Renewable diesel can be used in any diesel engine. It can also be blended with petroleum diesel in any amount or replace it altogether.

Is renewable diesel cleaner than conventional diesel?

Yes. Renewable diesel burns cleaner than petroleum diesel and has fewer emissions. Its use can help reduce greenhouse emissions and help meet state and federal climate standards.

Estimates show that using renewable diesel produces:

  • 80 percent fewer greenhouse gases
  • 33 percent fewer particulates
  • 0 aromatics and sulfur

Is renewable diesel safe?

Yes. Renewable diesel is safe to transport and store.

Will there be any changes at Global Partners’ Clatskanie Terminal as a result of adding renewable diesel?

There will be no major changes as a result of renewable diesel being added to the terminal. Global Partners plans to transload renewable diesel to ships and barges using existing infrastructure at the terminal for a minimum of five years at about the same volume as the current ethanol business.

Why does Global Partners want to add renewable diesel to the Clatskanie Terminal?

Driven by state and federal climate policy there is large demand for renewable diesel. Global’s Clatskanie Terminal is well-positioned to distribute it in a safe and reliable manner.