A high-quality alternative to conventional fossil diesel, renewable diesel sold by Phillips 66 Limited is a paraffinic fuel that is chemically very similar to conventional fossil fuel-based diesel but derived from biomass sources such as used cooking oil, fats, greases and vegetable oils resulting in a fuel of significantly lower carbon intensity than fossil fuel.
The fuel lifecycle GHG emissions savings of renewable diesel sold by Phillips 66 Limited compared to conventional fossil diesel will depend on the type of non-fossil feedstock used to produce it. A minimum of 65% fuel life cycle GHG emissions savings compared to conventional fossil fuels is required and assured under the Renewable Fuel Assurance Scheme (RFAS) performance standard. Although fuel lifecycle GHG emissions savings of up to 90% are possible, savings are typically less than this, but never less than the required 65% minimum.
Renewable transport fuel
Meeting the BS EN 15940 specification and as a 100% hydrocarbon fuel, renewable diesel sold by Phillips 66 Limited is chemically similar to fossil-based BS EN 590 Diesel which means that it can be used without modification to the engine or its fuel system in most cases, either on its own or when mixed with BS EN 590.
Renewable diesel sold by Phillips 66 Limited meets specific sustainability and supply chain criteria that qualify it as a renewable transport fuel under UK law and its compliance with such criteria is independently verified.
“As a company dedicated to providing energy and improving lives – we are excited to extend our fuel offer and provide our customers with renewable diesel,” says Geoff Henderson, wholesale business manager, UK Marketing, Phillips 66 Limited. “We support and embrace a growing movement in the industry towards lower-carbon intensive fuels in the UK market.”
Commenting on the launch of renewable diesel sold by Phillips 66 Limited Renee Semiz, managing director, UK Marketing, Phillips 66 Limited says: “The world is changing and we are changing with it. Having renewable diesel as part of our fuel portfolio is an exciting and important addition. It is about embracing an energy future – listening to our customers and adapting our offer to meet changing demand.”
 The Zemo Partnership Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme (RFAS) has been developed to give independent assurance of the greenhouse gas emissions and feedstock sustainability performance of high blend renewable fuels sold in the UK. Phillips 66 Limited is an approved Renewable Fuel Supplier under the RFAS and our reference number is PH/P13/22. For further information on the RFAS standards and the criteria that Phillips 66 Limited must demonstrate compliance with, see: Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme
 Whilst renewable diesel sold by Phillips 66 Limited has been approved for use by multiple vehicle manufacturers, BS EN 15940 requires us to note that paraffinic diesel fuel is not suitable for all vehicles and users should consult their vehicle manufacturer before use.
 “renewable transport fuel” as defined under Energy Act 2004 c. 20, s. 132 Interpretation of Chapter 5 of Part 2 and applied under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Order 2007/3072 (as amended.) The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Order (RTFO) regulates renewable fuels used for transport in the UK. For further information see our website: Phillips 66 | Renewable Diesel.
 By: the Zemo Partnership Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme (RFAS). Phillips 66 Limited is an approved Renewable Fuel Supplier under the RFAS, our reference number is PH/P13/2.2. Phillips 66 Limited maintains regularly audited records and supporting documentation on the sustainability characteristics and traceability of each batch of renewable diesel sold by Phillips 66 Limited and is certified to declare those characteristics and the fuel lifecycle GHG emissions savings for each delivery it makes.