HILLSBORO, Ore. — Bretthauer Oil Co. is now offering Renewable Energy Group (REG) Inc.’s Ultra Clean biodiesel blend at its cardlock sites in Hillsboro and McMinnville, Ore.
REG Ultra Clean Diesel is a blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel that is said to cut tailpipe emissions and offer better performance than conventional diesel. The renewable diesel’s higher cetane content and lubricity combine with the complete combustion of biodiesel for better combustion, less engine wear and more reliable operation, according to REG. It also reportedly emits 20% fewer hydrocarbons, 25% less carbon monoxide and 40% fewer particulates than ultra-low-sulfur diesel.
Oregon’s Washington County will be Bretthauer Oil's first client for REG Ultra Clean Diesel.
"Using REG Ultra Clean Diesel will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter and make our engines run cleaner and, in turn, more efficiently," said Tom Keyser, fleet manager for Washington County. "REG Ultra Clean Diesel is a step in the right direction to move away from pure fossil-based diesel, and we look forward to partnering with Bretthauer Oil Co. to find more sustainable and cleaner diesel solutions for our vehicles."
Bretthauer Oil also plans to use the REG biodiesel blend for its own vehicle fleet to cut its carbon footprint.
The fourth-generation, family-owned and -operated Bretthauer Oil, based in Hillsboro, Ore., offers conventional diesel and other fuel products to organizations and businesses in Washington County and the Pacific Northwest. Offerings include on-site fleet fueling, bulk fuel deliveries, a Pacific Pride cardlock, 76-branded lubricants, truck repair, heating oil, remote tank monitoring and commercial compressed natural gas.
Ames, Iowa-based REG is one of North America’s largest producers of biodiesel. It has an integrated procurement, distribution and logistics network that accesses 13 biorefineries in the United States and Europe. Its supply portfolio includes biodiesel, renewable diesel, blended fuel, ultra-low-sulfur diesel, gasoline and ethanol.