Phillips 66 starts RD production, targets Q2 for SAF


Phillips 66 announced that it has successfully started producing nearly 30,000 bpd of renewable diesel at its recently converted San Francisco refinery – Rodeo Renewable Energy complex – and is planning to begin sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production by second quarter of 2024.

“We are proud to announce this significant achievement at our Rodeo facility,” said Rich Harbison, executive vice president of refining, Phillips 66 while commenting on RD production.  

“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.”

 “We’ve had strong execution to-date and are fully focused on finalising the project in the second quarter,” he added further.

Phillips 66 made a final investment decision to move forward with the Rodeo Renewed project in 2022, transforming the San Francisco refinery into one of the world’s largest renewable fuels facilities.

The Rodeo Renewable Energy Complex is on track to increase production rates to more than 800m gallons per year (50,000bpd) of renewable fuels by the end of the second quarter, positioning Phillips 66 as a leader in renewable fuels.