renewable fuels and products
Renewable fuels are important products that can help reduce the lifecycle carbon intensity of transportation fuels while meeting the world’s growing energy needs. Chevron recognizes that reducing carbon emissions today requires partnership and collaboration, because no one company, industry or nation – acting alone – can meet the world’s energy and climate goals. Chevron is working with innovators around the globe to develop breakthrough technologies and building new partnerships to scale lower carbon solutions.
A partnership between Chevron and Bunge, a producer of soybean oil, has allowed our El Segundo Refinery to be the first refinery in the U.S. to co-process biofeedstock (plant-based oil) in a fluid catalytic cracker unit to make transportation fuels like gasoline and diesel fuel with renewable content and a lower lifecycle carbon intensity. This partnership, in addition to one between Chevron, Delta Airlines and Google, also led to the El Segundo Refinery recently producing Chevron’s first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Click here for more information on the partnership between Chevron, Delta Airlines and Google. Chevron’s outlook is that SAF is expected to be the favored option for carbon reduction in jet fuel. SAF can help reduce carbon emissions up to 80% on a life cycle basis compared to traditional jet fuel. It is also compatible with modern aircraft engines and airport fueling infrastructure.
As the supplier of more than 20 percent of all motor vehicle fuels in Southern California, El Segundo’s renewable fuels initiatives further enable Chevron to provide affordable, reliable, ever-cleaner energy to our customers.