USA: Green Energy Ryze Renewables to Construct Two Renewable Diesel Fuel Plants
For this project, the firm has also collaborated with Phillips 66 which will be responsible for supplying feedstock and moving the renewable product from the plants to the region’s customers. Both the plants are expected to produce 11,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel fuel.
Nevada/USA – Ryze Renewables has recently announced that construction is underway for two renewable diesel production facilities in Nevada. Once operational, these plants will manufacture high-cetane renewable diesel fuel from agricultural oils and animal fats, using a patented hydrogenation technology that is more efficient than current conversion processes.
When completed, the two Ryze Renewables facilities are expected to produce a combined 11,000 barrels per day (BPD) of renewable diesel fuel for Western U.S. and Canadian markets.
For this project, Ryze Renewables has partnered with Phillips 66, an energy manufacturing and logistics company. Through a long-term supply and offtake agreement, Phillips 66 will supply both plants with feedstock and move 100 per cent of the renewable product from the plants to customers in West Coast markets.
Renewable diesel fuel is a ‘drop-in’ fuel that does not need to be blended with traditional diesel like current biodiesels. Additionally, producing renewable diesel has lower overall emissions than other biofuels, which translates to a low carbon intensity (CI) score and maximises the low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) credit from the California Air Resources Board.
The first plant in Reno is expected to come online in mid-2019, while the second facility in Las Vegas will become operational starting in early 2020. Construction of the two plants is expected to create more than 750 construction jobs, and once completed, will add more than 140 permanent full-time positions in the Reno and Las Vegas areas.