20 December 2006 10:17 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--ConocoPhillips, the US oil and refining major, said on Tuesday it has started commercial production of renewable diesel at its Cork, Ireland refinery.
Conoco’s Whitegate refinery at Cork is producing 1,000 bbl/day of renewable diesel for the Irish market, it said.
Conoco uses soybean oil as the primary feedstock, but the plant can also use rape seed and other vegetable oils.
The diesel is blended and transported with petroleum-based diesel, unlike biodiesel, the company added.
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