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ChevronRenewable Diesel Blend is a fuel created by blending Chevron Renewable Dieselwith up to 20% Chevron Biodiesel. This fuel is commonly called R80-B20 since itis a blend of at least 80% renewable diesel and up to 20% biodiesel, with no more than 1% conventional petroleum diesel. Made primarily from renewable sources, Chevron Renewable Diesel Blend meets or exceeds industry standards and provides a lower life cycle carbon intensity than conventional petroleum diesel under California’s low-carbon Fuel Standard. Since the product contains 20% biodiesel, the California Department of Weights and measures requires that the official name include Biodiesel B20. As such, labels near product prices (e.g., price signs, dispenser IDs) identify the product as “RenewableBiodiesel B20.”
Renewable diesel is a renewable fuel that can be used in conventional diesel engines as an alternative to petroleum diesel. It is made primarily from non-petroleum renewable sources such as vegetable oils, waste fats, and greases. These renewable feedstocks are treated in a similar manner to conventional petroleum, with hydrogen used in the manufacturing process to produce a renewable diesel that meets the same standard ASTM D975 specifications as conventional diesel.
Biodiesel is an alternative fuel made primarily from renewable resources such as vegetable oils, animal fats, and greases. These feedstocks are treated to produce the raw, degummed oil which is then reacted with methanol in a processing plant to produce biodiesel. This resulting biodiesel is suitable for blending with renewable and conventional petroleum diesel to produce blends typically ranging from 5% (B5) to 20% (B20).
Chevron Renewable Diesel Blend has physical properties that benefit the combustion process in diesel engines, resulting in fewer engine-out emissions of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and particulates than conventional petroleum diesel.
Chevron Renewable Diesel Blend is sourced primarily from renewable sources. It also has reduced aromatics content, a greater cetane number, and lower carbon intensity on a life cycle basis than conventional petroleum diesel. Lower carbon intensity on a life cycle basis means a lower sum of greenhouse gases emitted throughout the full fuel life cycle calculated under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard methodology. This includes the direct effects of producing and using the fuel as well as any indirect effects that may be associated with the fuel. The higher cetane number can also improve cold start performance in certain engines.
Chevron Renewable Diesel Blend can be used interchangeably with conventional diesel in most modern vehicles. The product meets or exceeds the ASTM D7467 specification for diesel fuels with biodiesel blended up to a 20% level, commonly referred to as B20. Almost all major engine manufacturers have approved the use of B20. Only a few have not, primarily for older model years and marine and farming equipment. If approved for these older model years, make sure to monitor rubber sealing components in contact with the fuel for any leakage signs.
In addition, with low winter temperatures, Chevron Renewable Diesel Blend may form solid material that can clog vehicle fuel filters, potentially interfering with vehicle operability. During these times, Chevron and its suppliers may lower the biodiesel content in the product to help avoid this possibility and ensure the product performs. B20 blends are not recommended for use in locations with daytime high temperatures below freezing.
Please check your owner’s manual or with your engine manufacturer before using. If your diesel vehicle is approved for B20, you may use Chevron Renewable Diesel Blend.
The product will be labeled as Renewable Biodiesel B20 and will also be identified as Chevron Renewable Diesel Blend. There will be orange and blue decals on the dispenser with the percentage ranges of renewable diesel and biodiesel. These decals are required by the Federal Trade Commission.
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