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Canadian refiner eyes low-emissions fuel


CALGARY, August 27, 2021 – Canada’s Imperial Oil will process vegetable oil into renewable diesel, the Calgary-based company announced on Wednesday.


The move would see the 191,000-bpd Strathcona refinery – located near Edmonton in the traditionally oil-focused province of Alberta – switch to renewable feedstock.

The company plans to build a hydrotreater and use blue hydrogen to process canola and soybean oils into 20,000 bpd of renewable diesel by 2024.

The project will require government approval. Its cost was not disclosed.