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As the push for a greener society continues, renewable fuel has garnered quite the reputation as a low carbon alternative to petroleum diesel. However, while you probably know that it is derived from vegetable oils, you may not know how renewable fuel is produced. Here, we’ll guide you through the renewable fuel refinement process – SeQuential style.

Step 1: Collection

SeQuential’s starts in the kitchen – whether it’s in your home or in the dining hall at your local university – with used oils, fats and grease. We visit each of our partners to collect these materials and transport them to our production plant in Salem, Oregon.

Step 2: Refinement

After arriving at our refinery, the used cooking oil we collect undergoes a hydrotreatment, hydrogen is used in the refining process to separate the molecules and remove oxygen from the fatty acids that make up the fuel’s completely renewable raw material base. The outcome is a renewable diesel with a similar chemical composition to fossil diesel. Along the way, we take special care to comply with strict governmental regulations in order to ensure that our products deliver the high performance you deserve.

Step 3: Reuse of Additional Bioproducts

Aside from the renewable fuel itself, Neste reuses the byproduct of the HVO process to create a different renewable fuel for aircrafts.

Learn More About Renewable Fuel

To hear more about the renewable fuel production process or to discuss our products and services, get in touch with us today. Be sure to try our renewable fuel out for yourself, too – just use our renewable fuel map to discover SeQuential retail partners across the Pacific Northwest.

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