Crimson’s biodiesel facility is the largest biodiesel production and distribution facility in California. The plant produces biodiesel for the California market using feedstocks such as used cooking oil, animal fats, and waste corn oil from the ethanol production process. With the Clean Transportation Program’s support, Crimson initially increased biodiesel production of the plant from 10 million gallons per year to 17 million gallons per year. The company also reduced the carbon content of the biodiesel produced by increasing the ability of the facility to process ultra-low-carbon feedstocks such as algal oil or sorghum oil from ethanol plants.

Additional Clean Transportation Program funds helped Crimson increase its biodiesel production to 22 million gallons and enabled the exclusive use of ultra-low carbon feedstock. This increased production also reduces the water consumption of the facility.

Clean Transportation Program Award Amount
$10 million total, two $5 million grants
Funding Category 
Biofuel Production and Supply

Bakersfield, Kern County