Renewable diesel for our changing world

Diesel plays a critical role in enabling modern life. This high-energy fuel packs the power needed for trucking, aviation and maritime transportation – which help move people around the world, and goods from manufacturing sites to our doorsteps.

Diesel drives international commerce and global development, but this traditional fuel also has a carbon footprint. And, while the global demand for energy continues to grow, so does the demand for solutions with lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That’s where diesel made from renewable sources comes in.

Imperial Oil’s Strathcona Refinery in Alberta, Canada, is an ExxonMobil majority-owned affiliate where engineers are working to create sustainable solutions for our changing world. This cutting-edge facility will use locally-sourced biofeedstock, supplemented by blue hydrogen with carbon capture and storage technology, to create lower-emission renewable diesel that functions similarly to its traditional counterpart.

Meet some of the people at Strathcona who are at the forefront of this technology and hear about what creating renewable diesel means to them and to the world of transportation.

Learn more about our work in renewable diesel and alternative fuels.

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Fueling America's future with Toyota

Fueling America's future with Toyota

Key takeaways:

  • Lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emission liquid fuels hold promise.
  • They seamlessly integrate with existing infrastructure and vehicles.
  • With supportive policy, they could complement electric vehicles.
Co-processing:Making tomorrows fuel with todays facilities

Co-processing: Making tomorrow’s fuel with today’s facilities

Key takeaways:

  • Co-processing can accelerate the path to a lower-carbon future.
  • This technology can use our existing infrastructure to produce more lower-emission fuels (LEFs).
  • With policy support, co-processing can help meet rising demand for LEFs.
Lets deliver sustainable aviation fuel  with our existing infrastructure in France

Let’s deliver sustainable aviation fuel – with our existing infrastructure in France

Three key takeaways:

  • Global air travel demand is increasing.
  • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) presents an opportunity to reduce emissions.
  • Co-processing can help accelerate the energy transition.
Strathcona: The road to renewable fuel

Strathcona: The road to renewable fuel

Renewable fuel production is ramping up at the Strathcona refinery. With hundreds of employees and contractors, and the capacity to fill 500,000 vehicles per day, this facility could deliver more than 6 million barrels of renewable diesel per year. 
The future of lower emission transportation fuels

The future of lower emission transportation fuels

For 30 years, Russ Green has worked primarily in ExxonMobil’s fuels and lubricants businesses. Today Russ is focused on developing lower-emission fuels for the highest emitting industries. Energy Factor recently spoke with Russ about the future of transportation and innovations he’s working on to help lower emissions.
The aha moment: Meha Shah

The ‘aha’ moment: Meha Shah

In any scientific endeavor, coming up with the idea is just the first step in the journey to a breakthrough. The finish line of innovation requires the curiosity, patience and resolve to keep working through unexpected setbacks and technical challenges.