Canadian energy company Imperial Oil has begun construction of the Strathcona renewable diesel project.

The project would produce more than 1bn litres/year of renewable diesel – primarily from locally sourced feedstocks – reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by about 3M tonnes/year, the company said on 28 July.

“We support Canada’s vision for a lower-emission future … The project remains on track for a 2025 start-up,” Imperial’s chairman, president and CEO Brad Corson said.

Production was due to start in early 2025, the company said.

According to its website, Imperial Oil has upstream operations in Alberta and the Northwest Territories, refining activities in Alberta and Ontario, 21 terminals across Canada and more than 2,000 Esso and Mobil stations.