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The Next Big School Bus Alternative Fuel Is...Diesel? #renewablediesel #sustainability

Renewable Diesel (RD), which is available in parts of California, is turning heads, as it promises to deliver, at the very least, the same fuel economy and performance of ultra low sulfur diesel. CAL-START, in a recent webinar, claimed that RD also reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 65 to 90 percent. Pat O'Keefe, CEO and president of NexGen Fuel, a subsidiargy of Golden Gate Petroleum, said that such a reduction in GHG is a "huge benefit" for a drop-in fuel. That means RD meets the same ASTM D975 standard for ULSD and engine manufacturer requirements. Renewable Diesel is similar to biodiesel in that it's derived from waste vegetable oils and waste animal fats, but the similarities stop there. Unlike biodiesel, RD doesn't have the same cold weather issues since RD doesn't gell, having a cloud point of -20 degrees. They also differ in how they are made, with RD refined from...

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