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Phillips 66 to convert San Francisco refinery to renewable fuels facility

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Phillips 66 has made a Final Investment Decision (FID) to move forward with Rodeo Renewed, the project to convert its San Francisco refinery in Rodeo, California, US, into one of the world’s largest renewable fuels facilities. The project, which recently received approval from Contra Costa County, is expected to cost approximately US$850 million and begin commercial operations in 1Q24.

“Rodeo Renewed stands to play a major role in helping us lower our carbon footprint as we continue to provide reliable, affordable energy,” said Greg Garland, Chairman and CEO of Phillips 66. “This is a project that will help meet growing demand for lower-carbon fuels, preserve jobs and support California in achieving its climate goals. It is a great example of how Phillips 66 is making meaningful investments in a sustainable energy future that can create long-term value for our shareholders.”

Upon completion of Rodeo Renewed, the converted facility will no longer process crude oil and instead use waste oils, fats, greases and vegetable oils to produce an initial 800 million gal./yr (over 50 000 bpd) of renewable transportation fuels, including renewable diesel, renewable gasoline, and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Production of these fuels is projected to reduce life cycle carbon emissions by approximately 65% — the equivalent of taking 1.4 million cars off California roads each year. Rodeo Renewed is also expected to cut criteria pollutant emissions at the site by 55% and water use by 160 million gal./yr.

The scope of the project includes the construction of pre-treatment units and the repurposing of existing hydrocracking units to enable the production of renewable fuels. The converted facility will leverage its flexible logistics infrastructure to secure renewable feedstocks from local, domestic and international sources and supply renewable fuels to California and other markets.

The facility conversion will create 500 construction jobs and preserve more than 650 jobs, including full-time employees and contractors. It is poised to help California meet demand for transportation fuels while assisting the state in achieving its environmental goals.

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/refining/12052022/phillips-66-to-convert-san-francisco-refinery-to-renewable-fuels-facility/

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