Conversions To Renewable Diesel

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by Helena Tavares Kennedy

The seasons are changing in many parts of the world right now, but what really is changing this autumn is how the world is looking at renewable diesel. Phillips 66 and REG’s announcement about a new renewable diesel plant on the U.S. West Coast planned for 2021 comes after a notable increase in refineries that are being converted and changed over to renewable diesel. Change is good, especially in this case.

As Bob Dylan sang, “For the loser now, Will be later to win, For the times they are a-changin’.” And who knew he was singing about the RFS and biofuel economy before it even existed with “There’s a battle outside, And it is ragin’. It’ll soon shake your windows, And rattle your walls, For the times they are a-changin’.”

Maybe Dylan’s song is playing in the corporate offices of Texas-based Phillips 66 (PSX), a former petroleum focused energy company, as they see the value of change by partnering up with one of the largest producers of advanced biofuels – Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group (REGI, a.k.a. REG). While it was over a year in the making, they announced last week that planning is underway for the construction of a large-scale renewable diesel plant that will utilize REG’s proprietary BioSynfining technology for the production of renewable diesel fuel.

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