Our Commitment to Communities

Biodiesel delivers positive environmental and health impacts as well as significant economic benefits to local and regional communities. In the process of hugely increasing the economic and environmental value of waste materials such as used cooking oil, Crimson biodiesel manufacturing delivers high-quality/high-paying manufacturing jobs, and increased demand for local and regional goods and services.

Boosting Economic Activity

Biodiesel’s benefits go beyond air quality improvements and carbon reduction that help the regional and global environment.

Much of our raw materials come from within 100 miles, and more than half of the advanced biofuel we produce is used nearby in the Central Valley. The majority of our parts and plant supplies are purchased from local distributors. Local contractors provide the supplemental labor we need for plant maintenance and improvement projects.

Each biodiesel plant is a new economic ecosystem that creates a multiplier effect of increased economic activity in local and regional communities.

We Help Improve Health and the Environment

Ultra-low carbon biodiesel fuel can help decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 80%+ and reduce other harmful pollutants by up to 50% compared to petroleum-based diesel fuel. Another key factor is the health benefits that come from cleaner burning fuels.

Air quality is measurably worse in industrial areas where diesel is heavily used, and already suffer from increased air pollution from high volumes of truck traffic. It’s these economically disadvantaged communities who lack the resources to combat the many negative effects of air pollution that benefit the most from biodiesel use.

How Crimson Biodiesel Production Improves the Environment and Community Health

At our Crimson biodiesel plant, we produce up to 37,300,000 gallons of biodiesel a year. That removes 331,485 metric tons of carbon a year. But what does that really equate to? Our at-a-glance production infographic shows what those numbers mean in real carbon offsets - trees planted, acres of forest, cars off the road, and measurable health benefits. The Clean Fuels Alliance America also has a great infographic covering community level health benefits derived from displacing petroleum diesel with biodiesel — put together by Trinity Consultants, a major national environmental consulting firm.

Economically disadvantaged communities benefit the most from biodiesel use because they lack the resources to combat the many negative effects of air pollution. Cleaner burning fuels means cleaner air, which means less asthma and reductions in lung cancer and other respiratory illnesses.

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ultra-low carbon biodiesel.


amount of waste material Crimson uses to produce ultra-low carbon biodiesel


reduction in wastewater from biodiesel production vs petroleum diesel refining

jobs supported by the biodiesel industry

billions of lbs of inputs used to produce USA biodiesel in 2015

How to Work with Us

Crimson is the premier California supplier of ultra-low carbon biodiesel. We provide a variety of timing, logistics, and pricing structures to best suit client needs. Equally important, we offer our supply chain partners the highest degree of flexibility, consistency, and financial stability.

Renewable energy plant takes waste and creates ultra-low carbon biodiesel

23ABC was invited to see how the Crimson Renewable lab takes waste materials, such as cooking oil from thousands of restaurants, and turns it into ultra-low carbon fuel — while adding jobs to the local economy.

California’s Biodiesel Choice Is a Good One

A Wall Street Journal article reports that CARB data indicates that biodiesel provided over 41% of California’s total reduction of 47.1 million metric tons in climate-changing gases from fuel use, more than any other fuel.

Bio-based Diesel Fuels Deliver the Biggest Reductions in Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California – Ever

New Data from California’s Air Resources Board Confirms Key Role of Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Fuels in CO2 Reductions.

U.S. Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

Visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration to view the latest data.

Biodiesel Laws and Incentives in California

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy for summaries of the latest California laws and incentives related to biodiesel.