2021-09-26 Product news

Imperial plans to build Canada's largest renewable diesel facility

Imperial expects the project will reduce emissions by three million tonnes, which is the equivalent of taking 650,000 cars off the road.

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“…CALGARY – Imperial Oil Ltd. plans to build a new renewable diesel unit at its refinery near Edmonton, joining the ranks of oil refiners across Canada using vegetables and seeds to lower the emissions of the fuels they sell…

…Renewable diesel is produced from vegetable crops. Imperial plans to use canola, soy or sunflower oils in combination with hydrogen, produced from natural gas with carbon-sequestration facilities, to make its renewable diesel at Western Canada’s largest refinery…

…He said Imperial is choosing renewable diesel, which uses vegetable crops, rather than biodiesel, which uses waste vegetable and cooking oils, because the former functions better in Canada’s cold climate…”

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