ExxonMobil expands plans for renewable diesel

ExxonMobil recently expanded its agreement with alternative fuels developer Global Clean Energy to purchase up to 5 million barrels per year of renewable diesel. The engine-ready fuel will be partially derived from camelina, a plant that does not displace food crops and can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Production is scheduled to start in early 2022 at the Global Clean Energy biorefinery in Bakersfield, California.

Energy Factor spoke with ExxonMobil project leads Jarrett McCleskey and Steve Papaleo about the agreement, the feedstock and its impact. Here’s what they had to say.

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