Heavy duty with a lighter CO2 footprint
Moving the world’s goods with fewer emissions
Hitting the road and out for delivery
On the road
Energy on the move
Open roads and camelina rows
ExxonMobil recently expanded its agreement with alternative fuels developer Global Clean Energy to purchase renewable diesel made from camelina seed. The engine-ready fuel will be partially derived from camelina, a plant that does not displace food crops and has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The collaboration with Global Clean Energy is just one example of how we look for ideas that can be scaled in real-world applications. With that vision, more trucks could be running on fuel that emits fewer CO2 emissions.
Innovate, invest and reinvest
20K barrels per day of renewable dieselwith an anticipated start date of 2024
3M metric tons of emissions annuallythe reduction of emissions possible in Canada with this renewable diesel
650K passenger vehicles off the road for one yearthat’s the equivalent of cutting 3M metric tons per year.
500K metric tons of CO2 annuallythat’s the amount of CO2 captured by CCS during the renewable diesel production process.
A deeper dive
From farm leftovers to biofuelImagine turning agricultural leftovers into low-emission biofuel. That is, taking plant parts like inedible cornstalks and fueling our cars, trucks, boats and planes. ExxonMobil and its partners at Clariant and Genomatica are working together as part of an ambitious research program to do just that.
Trucking Energy Factor • Feb. 13, 2020
From petri dish to pond: Algae farming, in picturesResearching algae takes science, sunshine, some very large ponds and the right kind of algae. Scaling algae production to have the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels of algae biofuel a day is an ambitious target.
Shipping Energy Factor • Aug. 2, 2019
Patrick Hanks: Algae engineerIf you had told me a few years ago that one day I’d be farming algae with the hope of creating a reliable, low-emission energy source, I probably would have been a little skeptical. But that’s exactly what I do. I’m a chemical engineer, and my job, like every engineer, is to solve problems for a better future.
Shipping Energy Factor • July 22, 2019
Partnering with outside minds to transform energyTo meet the world’s ever-growing energy demand and reduce the risk of climate change, ExxonMobil is forging research partnerships across industries and academia. Two areas of focus include the development of low-emission biofuels and of cost-effective carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
Shipping Energy Factor • June 28, 2019
FAQ: Is natural gas the fuel of the future, TODAY?A natural gas-powered train or bus or truck? And what about a cargo ship cruising on liquefied natural gas (LNG)? They all exist.
Automotive Energy Factor • Feb. 15, 2019
Farm-fresh fuelThe science behind converting farming or plant leftovers into next-generation, lower-emission biodiesel could one day transform how heavy-duty drivers fill their tanks
Trucking Energy Factor • Jan. 23, 2019
Sunrise to sunset: 24 hours at an algae farmAt a research farm nestled in Southern California’s Imperial County, Viridos, Inc. (formerly Synthetic Genomics, Inc.) and ExxonMobil are cultivating acres of energy-rich algae. Their goal: Have the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels a day of low-emission algae biofuel.
Trucking Energy Factor • Dec. 4, 2018
The next steps for next-generation biofuelsDon’t underestimate the potential energy in an algae pond or a pile of cornhusks. ExxonMobil is working to create the next generation of biofuels: energy sources that are sustainable and literally green.
Trucking Energy Factor • Oct. 2, 2018
A very special truckOne challenge with wind power is how to maintain, or access, the turbines generating the electricity. The truth is that a lot of wind farms are located in wind-swept, hard–to–reach regions, making routine maintenance anything but.
Trucking Energy Factor • June 28, 2018