Use of renewable diesel—a clean fuel option that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and meets the same specifications as petroleum diesel—is increasing. Renewable diesel can be used as a drop-in fuel, blended with petroleum diesel and blended with biodiesel in various amounts. As a drop-in fuel there are little to no modifications needed to fueling equipment or storage or the diesel engine.
“Most West Coast retailers are using or looking to use renewable diesel at their locations because it’s a drop in. There aren’t modifications needed on the fueling side or the engine side. You don’t have to blend it,” said Ginger Laidlaw, vice president of the Alternative Fuels Council. More