One thousand barrels a day of renewable diesel fuel is being created in Cork, Ireland by ConocoPhillips. The fuel is created using mostly soybean oils and meets EU standards for diesel fuels.
No additional equipment was needed at the factory for production of the new fuel, and it is being transported along with petroleum based fuel. This fuel is expected to allow Ireland to meet the carbon dioxide emissions standards required under the Kyoto protocol.
Although soybean oil is being used at this time, ConocoPhillips claims that their process can work with other vegetable oils or animal fats.