Ryder System is now offering renewable diesel fuel at its San Francisco fueling facility located at 2700 3rd Street.
Compared to biodiesel, renewable diesel goes through a hydrotreating process instead of a transesterification process, through which an ASTM D975 compliant diesel product is created. As a result, it is a better solution for fuel filters, elastomer seals and components, and storage tanks, according to Ryder.
Based on production levels and availability of renewable diesel, Ryder will continue to monitor other markets with plans for expanding this offering. The company also plans to continually analyze market opportunities that would benefit its customers to have renewable diesel available for their fleets.
“Our decision to use 100% RD is based upon our ongoing commitment to ensuring we are delivering solutions that help our customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Chris Nordh, Ryder director for global fuel products. “This offering is the latest effort in helping to address the unique needs of our customers and allows for them to take advantage of the environmental benefits of a reliable renewable fuel source. “
Renewable diesel is available through Ryder’s fueling facilities or through its mobile fueling solution that provides fuel deliveries directly into vehicles parked on customer sites.