Dickinson Refinery Renewable Diesel Upgrade Project
Andeavor has announced a plan to convert the Dickinson Refinery to process 12,000 barrels of renewable feedstocks, including soybean oil and distillers corn oil, into renewable diesel fuel. The project is expected to be completed in late 2020, and is subject to permitting approval.
Renewable diesel is a high-quality product, which is fully compatible with existing diesel engines, and does not require special handling or blending. Andeavor believes that utilizing renewable feedstocks, such as soybean oil, to produce renewable diesel enables existing refining assets to produce less carbon-intensive, infrastructure-compatible fuels that can be utilized in vehicles that are on the road today.
- Supports growth of value-added agriculture by providing additional source of demand for renewable feedstocks produced in North Dakota and elsewhere in the Midwest.
- Takes advantage of the highly-skilled and uniquely-qualified workforce currently operating at the Dickinson Refinery.
- Uses soybean oil and other renewable feedstocks to enable the production of a high-quality diesel fuel without the use of crude oil. This lowers the overall carbon footprint of the fuel while reducing local sulfur emissions from the refining process.
- Beyond emissions reductions, the community will also realize economic benefits stimulated by the increased asset value after the conversion is complete.
- Utilizes innovative solutions to manage compliance – renewable diesel provides premium value for both regulatory and fuel performance standards.
Current Dickinson Refinery footprint.
Proposed Dickinson Refinery footprint upon conversion completion – expected by end of 2020.
100% Renewable and Sustainable
Produced from 100% renewable raw materials such as vegetable oils
Reduced Emissions from the Tailpipe
Producing renewable diesel utilizing 100% renewable materials can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 40 – 50% compared to fossil fuels*
* Additional Reductions of:
- Fine Particulates
- Nitrogen Oxides
- Carbon Monoxide
Chemical composition equivalent to fossil fuel
*Actual reductions in greenhouse gas emissions may vary. Baseline data sourced from www.dieselforum.org.
Easy To Use
Fully compatible with existing distribution infrastructure and gas stations – no additional investments or modifications needed
Lower Operating Costs
With renewable diesel there is no need for extra maintenance when com-pared to some biofuels that may increase the need for vehicle maintenance (such as a requirement for more frequent oil changes)
Renewable diesel is a superior quality fuel that enables outstanding vehicle performance - product properties are typically superior to conventional diesel, including higher cetane
Superior Cold Weather Performance
- Suitable for very cold weather conditions
- No matter the feedstock, fuel will exceed domestic climate requirements to allow safe travels
Learn more about the project and product, including details about the difference between biodiesel and renewable diesel: