The Benefits of Renewable Diesel

By Published On: June 13, 2024Categories: Daily Market News & Insights

As we adapt to increasingly stringent environmental legislation, renewable diesel (RD) represents a practical, high-performing alternative to fossil fuel that can lead to lower operating costs and reduced environmental impact, aligning with corporate and community priorities. By adopting renewable diesel now, businesses not only fuel their current operations with a boost to sustainability and performance but also ensure compliance with current and upcoming regulations.

In today’s article, we will explore the benefits of renewable diesel, its potentially compelling economic advantages, and why it’s an attractive choice for fleets seeking alternative fuels that improve efficiency without straining their budgets.

Superior Performance with Operating & Maintenance (O&M) Savings

One of the most significant advantages of renewable diesel is its positive impact on vehicle operating and maintenance costs, particularly concerning the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Traditional diesel fuels can lead to the accumulation of particulates that clog the DPF, requiring frequent regeneration cycles. These cycles are not only time-consuming, leading to vehicle downtime, but also costly in terms of fuel consumption and overall engine wear and tear.

Renewable diesel burns cleaner than its conventional counterpart, resulting in significantly fewer particulate emissions and thus reducing the clogging of the DPF. With its higher cetane rating, it guarantees efficient and cleaner combustion, and its 30% reduction in soot extends service and maintenance intervals due to lessened injector cleanings and fewer engine oil changes. Maintenance and repair savings for a heavy-duty vehicle, fueled by 99% renewable diesel and running 60,000 miles per year, can be as much as $0.23 per mile in savings! Renewable diesel’s enhanced stability also enables safer and longer storage periods. Moreover, it is endorsed by leading engine manufacturers as a 100% drop-in replacement to conventional fossil diesel requiring zero costs for conversion, making it a convenient and efficient alternative to traditional diesel fuel.

The result is a direct reduction in maintenance costs and an increase in vehicle uptime, both of which are crucial for any fleet’s operational efficiency.

Emissions Reduction

Beyond the operational efficiency gains, renewable diesel is a greener alternative to conventional diesel. It supports corporate sustainability goals in its ability to reduce lifecycle CO2 emissions by up to 70% while also reducing Scope 1 emissions and harmful pollution – approximately 34% in particulate matter, 12% in carbon monoxide, and 10% in nitrogen oxides. By reducing emissions of particulates and other pollutants, fleets not only comply with environmental regulations but also contribute to cleaner air and a healthier environment.

Learn more about Renewable Diesel here.

Scope 1 Emissions? What does it mean?

Scope 1 emissions are direct GHG emissions originating from sources owned or controlled by an organization. These emissions are typically generated from burning fossil fuels in vehicles or equipment used in manufacturing or from other on-site processes like chemical reactions that emit GHGs. Click here to learn more about Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions and what they mean for your business.

Maximize Your Journey Towards Sustainability

Understanding and implementing renewable diesel can seem daunting, but Mansfield’s team of experts makes the transition smooth. With comprehensive support, from quantifying the benefits for your specific fleet through total cost of ownership assessments to integrating renewable diesel into your fueling strategy, Mansfield ensures that every fleet can maximize the advantages of this innovative fuel.

As the demand for sustainable fuel solutions grows, renewable diesel stands out as an easy-to-implement choice that does not compromise on performance. For fleet operators looking to make a change, the path forward with renewable diesel is clear and promising.

Mansfield’s team of experts is at the forefront of this revolution, ready to help fleet operators understand and harness the benefits of switching to renewable diesel. Contact us today!

This article is part of Daily Market News & Insights


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