Esso trials new renewable diesel fuel
It is the first fuel of its kind to be sold at retail sites in the UK and is suitable for use in all diesel engines compatible with B7 fuel.
The new fuel is formulated with a minimum of 25% premium hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) which is made from waste cooking oil, refined into a high-quality fuel component and blended with conventional diesel and our proprietary Esso Synergy additive.
It has 15% lower life cycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) than our regular Synergy Diesel, meaning that for every 50 litres of Esso Supreme 25% Renewable Diesel used, there is on average a 25kg saving in lifecycle GHG emissions.
Patrick Rutherford, Esso UK Retail Sales Manager, said: “At Esso, we are developing high-quality biofuels that have less environmental impact than conventional fuels. We’re excited to be bringing the Esso Supreme 25% Renewable Diesel trial to UK drivers. It has all the great advantages that our customers have come to expect from high quality Esso fuels, but with the added benefit of being an immediate, lower carbon intensive choice.”
Esso Supreme 25% Renewable Diesel is fully compatible with conventional diesel, so diesel drivers can simply fill-up with the new fuel and get on their way. Click here to find out where you can buy Esso Supreme 25% Renewable Diesel.
This initial trial is part of ExxonMobil’s plan to invest $15 billion globally on initiatives to lower greenhouse gas emissions, as we continue to innovate and provide solutions to help meet society’s evolving needs.
For more information, please refer to Advancing climate solutions progress report (exxonmobil.com).