Biodiesel is significantly cleaner than petroleum diesel, emitting up to 76% fewer overall greenhouse gas emissions. Using biodiesel reduces exhaust emissions such as unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, sulfates and other harmful substances. And because our fuel is made in the region from a locally sourced waste product, SeQuential biodiesel has the lowest carbon footprint of any diesel alternative on the West Coast.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) reports that using biodiesel can substantially lower both tailpipe and lifecycle carbon emissions. The chart below compares tailpipe emissions for B20, B100 compared to ultra-low-sulfur diesel:

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CARB also ranks fuels based on their carbon intensity—the amount of carbon required per megajoule of energy produced.

  • SeQuential biodiesel has a carbon intensity ranking of 18.57.
  • Biodiesel made from soybeans has a carbon intensity of 83.25.
  • ULSD has a carbon intensity of 98.03.

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