The Future of Fuels

Petroleum-based transportation fuels are a vital source of energy, and will remain so for many decades to come. However, these petroleum-based fuels contribute approximately 40% of total carbon emissions. As the global community seeks to address climate change, reduce those emissions, and develop sustainable sources of energy, these fuels are evolving. The United States implemented the Renewable Fuels Standard in 2007 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels. California and Oregon have expanded on these efforts with their Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) programs to achieve a 10% reduction in those carbon emissions by 2020. In all, 64 countries on six continents have adapted initiatives to reduce harmful emissions via the use of biofuels.

We Are Part of a New Future

Conventional petroleum-based fuels have made vast improvements in recent decades, but to continue that advancement, fuels must evolve to burn cleaner.

Advanced biofuels like Crimson’s ultra-low carbon biodiesel are paving the way for the future of fuel by helping petroleum-based diesel achieve its environmental objectives.

We Make Petroleum Fuels Better Using Innovative Technologies

We develop and use innovative technologies to convert waste materials into ultra-low carbon biodiesel. Used cooking oil, byproduct animal fats, and inedible corn oil from ethanol production are utilized in our process.

California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard identifies biodiesel produced from these waste products as the cleanest burning, lowest environmental impact transportation fuel available today.

We Are All Part of a New Way Forward

Advanced biofuels combined with conventional petroleum-based fuels are the future. The environmental and economic benefits of a new industry like biodiesel boost local, regional and global 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. Cleaner burning fuels means cleaner air, which means less asthma and reductions in lung cancer and other respiratory illnesses.

We Deliver Great Benefits to the Community

Biodiesel not only delivers environmental and health benefits, it also benefits the community economically by offering high-quality/high-paying manufacturing jobs, as well as increased demands for local goods and services.

But biodiesel’s benefits affect more than just the city where the plant is located. These local benefits promote a healthy regional community, have a rippling economic effect on the entire region, and a global effect by reducing our carbon footprint.

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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.
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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.
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Crimson Renewable Energy and SeQuential Join Forces for West Coast Biodiesel Production

With SeQuential, Crimson Renewable gains increased feedstock supply options for its biodiesel production facility, and expands its ability to provide ultra-low carbon biodiesel to customers up and down the West Coast.
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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.
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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.
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U.S. Monthly Biodiesel Production Report

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