It’s no secret that Petro-Canada cares about the energy future; launching Canada’s Electric Highway™ in 2019, the first coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle chargers in Canada is one example. More recently, as part of our ongoing commitment to offering our customers a range of energy alternatives, Petro-Canada has introduced an innovative, environmentally friendly diesel fuel called Petro-Canada EcoDiesel™.

Currently available to businesses in British Columbia, Petro-Canada EcoDiesel is a drop-in, premium renewable fuel made with hydrotreated renewable diesel (you might know it as HRD). It’s produced through a refining process called hydrotreating, which upgrades renewable feedstock to diesel-fuel quality. This product offers the same high performance as conventional diesel but reduces greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by up to 84 per cent relative to conventional diesel. The term ‘drop-in’ means it’s directly compatible with existing diesel engines and distribution infrastructure and does not require any new equipment retrofits.

“Canadians and Canadian businesses are looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint and we want to help them do just that,” says Patrick Ritchie, VP of Petro-Canada. “Introducing Petro-Canada EcoDiesel is an important milestone in our journey to helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals.”

Petro-Canada eco-diesel logo.

The renewable fuel is a welcome option for our business customers, including the City of Vancouver, who use Petro-Canada EcoDiesel in their fleet of light, medium and heavy-duty diesel vehicles, including construction equipment, fire and rescue equipment, and vehicles used at waste management sites. Evan Dacey, Vancouver’s Head of Fleet Asset Management notes, “It really is the easiest path to emissions reduction without having to put in a bunch of new infrastructure.”

“This exciting step forward aligns with our strategy to provide cleaner energy choices to help our customers move toward a lower carbon future,” adds Patrick.

Want to learn more about Petro-Canada EcoDiesel? Check out the links below for more information.

How we Live by the Leaf

Providing low carbon products like Petro-Canada EcoDiesel to reduce GHGs is another example of how we Live by the Leaf. Live by the Leaf is Petro-Canada’s rallying cry, guiding all we do as we live our purpose: to champion the Canadian spirit, keeping people moving towards what matters most to them.