GlobalGLO™ provides cutting-edge, low-carbon intensity fuel solutions. These fuels are designed to minimize environmental impacts without sacrificing performance – with results that can be measured throughout their lifecycle.
Global currently has a variety of options to help reduce carbon emissions in your operations:
• Drop-in solution, no modifications required
• Made from a wide range of fats,
oils and waste products
• Meets ASTM D975 specs
• Blended into diesel fuel or used as a standalone
• A variety of blends are popular, ranging from 5-20% or more
• Department of Energy and Agriculture found biodiesel reduces net emissions
• Commonly blended into gasoline at ~10-15% as an oxygenate to enhance combustion
• Used in Flex Vehicles as E85 (85% blend), a non-gasoline alternative fuel
• Made from fermented grains and sugars
Renewable Diesel is a drop-in fuel compatible with current storage tanks and diesel engines with no modifications needed. It can be blended with petroleum diesel or replace it altogether. Renewable diesel meets the same specification (ASTM D975) as petroleum-based diesel and is made in a similar manner to refined petroleum products, typically through hydrotreating. The difference is it comes from a wide range of fats, plant oils and waste products from the food and restaurant industries instead of crude oil.
Biodiesel is a renewable fuel that can be blended into diesel fuel or, in some cases, used as a standalone substitute. It is made through a process called transesterification, which purifies the renewable feedstocks by reacting them with an alcohol. Current diesel specifications allow for blends up to 5% (B5 – ASTM D975), but higher-level blends, such as 20% blends (B20 – ASTM D7467), are becoming more popular. Like Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel uses a wide range of fats, plant oils and waste products from the food and restaurant industries.
Ethanol is a mandated renewable fuel in the U.S. that is blended into gasoline as an oxygenate to enhance fuel combustion and thereby reduce exhaust emissions. Blends of up to 10% (E10) are used, with some retailers offering up to 15% blends (E15). E85 (up to 85% ethanol) is a non-gasoline alternative fuel that is also used by motorists with Flex Fuel vehicles. Some companies are exploring applications of up to 100% E100. Typically, it is made via fermentation from grains like corn and sorghum or sugars like sugarcane. Producers have made continuous improvements to enhance ethanol’s sustainability through smart agricultural practices, capturing carbon and integrating renewable energy into plant operations.
A low-carbon future
Our aim is to continue diversifying our low-carbon intensity fuels to improve environmental impacts and efficiencies. We’re constantly exploring other fuel options to offer you, including low-carbon intensity gasoline; low-carbon ethanol; renewable or low-carbon naphtha; and low-carbon intensity residual fuel oil.
How to get started
Global Partners can customize blends of low-carbon fuels and/or pair them with carbon offsets to help meet your organization’s compliance needs and environmental ambitions. To learn how to get started, please contact us!