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Cherry Point renewable diesel

Cherry Point renewable diesel
ALC carbon outcome Providing renewable energy
Geographic scope United States
GHG saved/offset

200,000 tonnes CO₂e [Jan-Dec 2018]

Information on methodology and/or basis

Around 80-90% of carbon dioxide emissions from oil and gas products are from their use by consumers. One of the biggest contributions we can make to advance the energy transition, therefore, is to provide products and services that have a lower carbon footprint. Our Cherry Point refinery in the US supports this effort using existing technology to produce lower carbon footprint fuels.


In 2018, Cherry Point started manufacturing diesel made from biomass-based feedstocks at the refinery. We did this by processing these renewable1 feedstocks alongside traditional fossil fuel feedstocks to produce diesel. The result is a product with the same properties as conventional ultra-low sulphur diesel, but with a lower carbon footprint, compared with the petroleum-based alternative.


Producing renewable diesel in this way helps reduce the carbon footprint of Cherry Point's diesel versus conventional fossil fuel diesel, verified through the California LCFS lifecycle analysis. 


1 As meets the definition of ‘Renewable Hydrocarbon Diesel’ as defined in California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (17 CA ADC § 95481(a)(123))