Global Partners has received and will ship its first load of renewable diesel at the Port of Columbia County in Clatskanie Oregon.
The company has been storing and handling another biofuel, ethanol, at the Clatskanie facility since 2016. In July 2020, Oregon DEQ approved permits for Global to receive, store and ship renewable diesel through the Columbia River terminal.
“We are thrilled to be moving low-carbon fuels in Oregon. These fuels are part of the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, bring more jobs and commerce to Oregon, and meet the West Coast’s low-carbon fuel standards,” said Eric Slifka, CEO of Global Partners.
Renewable diesel is a cleaner fuel derived entirely from plant and animal byproducts. It can be used in any diesel engine; it can also help reduce greenhouse emissions and help meet state and federal climate standards. There is huge demand for renewable diesel, driven in part by government climate policy.
“As we transition to more environmentally friendly fuels, I’m gratified to see Global Partners leading the way right here at the Port of Columbia County by shipping renewable diesel via our Port Westward dock facility,” said Larry Ericksen, commissioner at the Port of Columbia County.