ConocoPhillips and Tysons Teamup to Create Biodiesel Fuel

It looks like biodiesel may be the alternative fuel of the future if ConocoPhillips and Tysons have anything to say about it.

According to a report published on CNN.com, the two giant corporations have planned a partnership that will allow the two companies to create millions of gallons of biodiesel fuel each year.

This agreement seems to make perfect sense: Tysons – one of the largest meat processing companies in the world – will provide ConocoPhillips – one of the largest oil companies in the world – with the raw material necessary to produce one form of biodiesel fuel (beef, chicken and pork fat), while ConocoPhillips will refine the material into nearly 200 million gallons of the alternative fuel, once production is fully ramped up.

Biodiesel fuels have long believed to be one of the most viable alternative fuels available due to the fact it’s renewable, can be produced domestically and, once converted, can be added to regular diesel fuel or be used as its own stand alone fuel.

Unfortunately, biodiesel fuels tend to not perform well is colder temperatures and currently, if added to your regular diesel fuel car’s engine, may void the manufacturer’s warranty.

However, a commitment to biodiesel by two companies of this magnitude will certainly only add to the alternative fuel’s credibility.

Comments

  1. John Cutcher says

    Please note that the venture between Conoco Phillips and Tyson is to create renewable diesel fuel, not biodiesel. Biodiesel is an EPA approved motor fuel that must pass a strict specification. The proposed renewable diesel is not yet EPA approved and will not pass the current biodiesel specification. Additionally, the process proposed by Conoco Phillips will simply add the Tyson fats to their current refining stream, yielding little additional fuel into the US market due to refinery capacity.

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  3. Bio diesel is the new energy star, the name is a general one for a variety of ester-based oxygenated fuels made from soybean oil or other vegetable oils or animal fats

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    ConocoPhillips and Tysons Teamup to Create Biodiesel Fuel

    This agreement seems to make perfect sense: Tysons – the world’s largest meat processing company – will provide ConocoPhillips – one of the world’s largest oil companies – with the raw material necessary to produce nearly 200 million gallons

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