Hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel (HDRD) is second-generation biodiesel that has the same chemical makeup as petroleum diesel.

That makes it a “drop-in” fuel, meaning it can be dropped into use without blending. In this case, the feedstock is hydrotreated in traditional refinery processes, which results in a different end product from traditional biodiesel. HDRD can be used in the same way as biodiesel.

Do you have any guesses for what biodiesel is primarily made from in Atlantic Canada?

It’s made from organic sources such as fish waste or cooking oil. Yup, all those fish and chips we eat in Atlantic Canada help us achieve our Net Zero goals!