ESG Today reports that the beginning of commercial production marks an important moment in the clean fuels industry, as this is one of the largest facilities that produces low-emissions alternatives.

Phillips 66 announced back in 2022 the plans to retrofit the California-based refinery so that it can start processing waste and vegetable oils, as well as fats, to produce around 50.000 barrels of clean fuels per day, including renewable diesel and gasoline and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

By the end of the second quarter of 2024, the facility is expected to hit its full production capacity, leading to an annual production of over 3 billion liters clean fuels.

Rich Harbison, Phillips 66 executive vice president of Refining, said that "the project advances Phillips 66’s long-held strategy to expand our renewable fuels production, lower our carbon footprint, and provide reliable, affordable energy while creating long-term value for our shareholders."