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On the road to lower GHG emissions
Road transport is vital to modern life, transporting people and goods to meet the needs of society and global economic growth. This has prompted the sector to undertake a transition toward lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emission alternatives. Every day more than 20,000 scientists and engineers at ExxonMobil are working to develop lower-carbon technologies and innovation to help lower GHG emissions from transportation, so we can help our customers navigate through the energy transition. Learn more about ExxonMobil’s position on road transport’s path to reducing GHG emissions.
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What it could mean for decarbonizing transportation in the future.
20K barrels per day of renewable dieselwith an anticipated start date of 2024
3M metric tons of emissions annuallythe reduction of emissions possible in Canada with this renewable diesel
650K passenger vehicles off the road for one yearthat’s the equivalent of cutting 3M metric tons per year.
500K metric tons of CO2 annuallythat’s the amount of CO2 captured by CCS during the renewable diesel production process.
A deeper dive
From farm leftovers to biofuelImagine turning agricultural leftovers into low-emission biofuel. That is, taking plant parts like inedible cornstalks and fueling our cars, trucks, boats and planes. ExxonMobil and its partners at Clariant and Genomatica are working together as part of an ambitious research program to do just that.
Trucking Energy Factor • Feb. 13, 2020
From petri dish to pond: Algae farming, in picturesResearching algae takes science, sunshine, some very large ponds and the right kind of algae. Scaling algae production to have the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels of algae biofuel a day is an ambitious target.
Shipping Energy Factor • Aug. 2, 2019
Patrick Hanks: Algae engineerIf you had told me a few years ago that one day I’d be farming algae with the hope of creating a reliable, low-emission energy source, I probably would have been a little skeptical. But that’s exactly what I do. I’m a chemical engineer, and my job, like every engineer, is to solve problems for a better future.
Shipping Energy Factor • July 22, 2019
Partnering with outside minds to transform energyTo meet the world’s ever-growing energy demand and reduce the risk of climate change, ExxonMobil is forging research partnerships across industries and academia. Two areas of focus include the development of low-emission biofuels and of cost-effective carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
Shipping Energy Factor • June 28, 2019
FAQ: Is natural gas the fuel of the future, TODAY?A natural gas-powered train or bus or truck? And what about a cargo ship cruising on liquefied natural gas (LNG)? They all exist.
Automotive Energy Factor • Feb. 15, 2019
Farm-fresh fuelThe science behind converting farming or plant leftovers into next-generation, lower-emission biodiesel could one day transform how heavy-duty drivers fill their tanks
Trucking Energy Factor • Jan. 23, 2019
Sunrise to sunset: 24 hours at an algae farmAt a research farm nestled in Southern California’s Imperial County, Viridos, Inc. (formerly Synthetic Genomics, Inc.) and ExxonMobil are cultivating acres of energy-rich algae. Their goal: Have the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels a day of low-emission algae biofuel.
Trucking Energy Factor • Dec. 4, 2018
The next steps for next-generation biofuelsDon’t underestimate the potential energy in an algae pond or a pile of cornhusks. ExxonMobil is working to create the next generation of biofuels: energy sources that are sustainable and literally green.
Trucking Energy Factor • Oct. 2, 2018
A very special truckOne challenge with wind power is how to maintain, or access, the turbines generating the electricity. The truth is that a lot of wind farms are located in wind-swept, hard–to–reach regions, making routine maintenance anything but.
Trucking Energy Factor • June 28, 2018