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Renewable Diesel

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The Cheyenne facility and the Artesia RDU are expected to produce more than 200 million gallons of renewable diesel annually.

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The PTU has the ability to pre-treat over 80% of the feedstock for the RDUs.

The PTU will provide feedstock flexibility, mitigating single feedstock risk and generating value through the use of lower priced unrefined soybean oil and lower carbon intensity waste feedstock such as animal fats and distillers corn oil.

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What is renewable diesel and how is it used?

Chemically identical to regular petroleum diesel, renewable diesel is a low-carbon fuel made from renewable sources. It produces less greenhouse gas emissions, while performing the same as regular petroleum diesel. Renewable diesel can be used anywhere that regular diesel is used, without modification to engines or infrastructure.

How renewable diesel made?

Renewable diesel is made sustainably with recycled animal fats from restaurants and supermarkets, as well as inedible corn and soybean oil. These materials, that would otherwise be thrown away, are converted into diesel fuel, producing a smaller impact on the environment and providing a cleaner alternative to regular diesel.

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Why produce renewable diesel?

HollyFrontier is committed to being environmentally responsible and establishing sustainable practices. Demand for renewable diesel is growing and taking market share based on both consumer preferences and support from federal and state government incentive programs. The demand for renewable diesel is expected to increase as states and countries continue advancing low-carbon fuel standard programs, particularly California and Canada. HollyFrontier is advantaged by its geographic footprint and close proximity to feedstock and existing and emerging low carbon fuel markets.