Frequently Asked Questions
What are Renewables?
Renewables are made from renewable resources –used cooking oils, fats, greases, vegetable oils, grains and sugars –that can be replenished in a short time period. Examples include ethanol, biodiesel and renewable diesel. Wind and solar are also examples of renewable energy.
What is 76® Renewable Diesel?
76® Renewable Diesel is diesel fuel that is made from 100% renewable sources (vegetable oils and fats) that undergo chemical processing to make renewable diesel fuel. Fully compatible with all diesel engines, drivers can seamlessly switch between CARB diesel and renewable diesel without any engine modifications.
Why 76® Renewable Diesel?
76® Renewable Diesel is not just renewable fuel, it’s better fuel. It provides real improvements over both conventional diesel and biodiesel.
Lower carbon footprint – Since it’s made from a variety of low carbon intensity renewable feedstocks, renewable diesel has a lower carbon footprint than conventional diesel fuels, and it meets the Low Carbon Fuel Standard established by the California Air Resource Board (CARB).
More efficient engine. With a significantly higher cetane than CARB diesel or Biodiesel. 76® Renewable Diesel is a premium diesel that allows engines to burn the fuel better than regular diesel, improving performance.
Quicker start, quieter running – The higher cetane also leads to enhanced engine combustion for a better burning fuel. This means a smoother-running, quieter engine, as well as a rapid cold start for better cold-weather performance.
High performance – Renewable diesel is an engineered molecule with a controlled size and properties, which means an engine is getting a fuel it can burn completely, generating more power per cycle.
Is 76® Renewable Diesel safe for my engine?
Yes, it satisfies the operability requirements of today’s diesel engines. As a 100% hydrocarbon fuel, it is chemically very similar to petroleum-based diesel and can be used in vehicles without modification to the engine or its fuel system. You can use 100% renewable diesel or a blend of renewable diesel with petroleum-based diesel.
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