Renewable Energy Group (REG) announced a supply agreement today with Dogpatch Biofuels to provide REG Ultra Clean Diesel (earlier post) to the bus fleet of Incredible Adventures, an adventure travel company.
REG Ultra Clean Diesel is a patent-pending fuel made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel. It is California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved for year-round use in California under the Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulation. This product can be used to meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).
Versus CARB diesel, REG Ultra Clean Diesel reduces total hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions by 15%, particulate matter emissions by 40%, and emits less NOx. The fuel offers even greater emissions reductions when compared to conventional diesel.
Incredible Adventures became the first private fleet in the United States to convert their entire fleet to non-petroleum fuel in 2003. The decision was based on the company’s commitment to maintaining the wild lands and National Parks of California and the rest of the world.
The company has been using biodiesel blends and will introduce REG Ultra Clean Diesel in its fleet of 13-20 passenger mini-coaches.
Dogpatch Biofuels was San Francisco’s first public retail biodiesel-specific station and now provides Incredible Adventures with their sustainable biofuels. Owners Jolie Ginsburg and Brian Deninger acquired Dogpatch Biofuels to secure both storage and accessibility of renewable fuels for San Francisco residents and other private and public fleets such as San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
Dogpatch Biofuels also acts as an official collection site for residential used cooking oil. This allows San Francisco residents to help keep their city clean by contributing to the creation of clean burning biodiesel.
REG utilizes an integrated procurement, distribution, and logistics network to convert natural fats, oils, greases, and sugars into lower carbon intensity products.