“Richmond Today” Community Newsletter – April 2015

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  • by BPC Staff
  • on April 14, 2015


We are excited to share the April 2015 issue of Richmond Today, the official newsletter of Chevron Richmond.

You can access a PDF of the newsletter in English and Spanish HERE. For your convenience, we have included highlights from our April newsletter below. Please feel free to forward this to your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues.

cover photo april newsletter Fueling Innovation in Richmond
Many residents may not know that Chevron operates a world-class research campus, adjacent to the refinery, right here in Richmond. The 1.2-million-square-foot Richmond Technology Center (RTC) draws employees from around the world to help develop newer, cleaner and more efficient transportation products and alternative and renewable fuels, including biofuels and solar, wind and geothermal power. Read more.

 illustration A History of Innovation at Chevron
Chevron in Richmond has fueled energy innovation for more than 100 years. This month’s newsletter includes a timeline that illustrates some major milestones and noteworthy discoveries made in Richmond. From the completion of the Richmond Refinery in 1902 to the successful conversion of mustard seeds into bio jet fuel at the Richmond Technology Center in 2014, Chevron in Richmond has been at the forefront of innovation. Read more.

aprilguys Creating Cleaner Fuels for the World
An important part of the work that we do at the Richmond Technology Center is focused on developing cleaner burning fuels and high-performance base oils that are used in car, truck and marine engines, manufacturing operations and the food industry. The technology developed in Richmond not only benefits Chevron’s operations, but it is used by many other companies around the world to improve their own refining processes and products. Read more.


Meet Our Employees

This month we are happy to introduce Peter Fuentes-Afflick, who works as a Senior Staff Engineer at the Richmond Technology Center. Peter is part of a team of scientists working on Techron, Chevron’s revolutionary fuel additive that helps our gasoline products minimize deposits, maximize fuel economy and keep engines clean and exhaust emissions low. Learn more about Peter here.

 thumbnail april 2015  Read the complete April edition.
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Our newsletter is one of many ongoing communications tools being utilized to engage with the surrounding community, both online and in print. Richmond Today is distributed monthly to keep you informed about who we are and what we do. We are mailing it to each household in Richmond, and we are also distributing it online through our website and on social media platforms such asFacebook and Twitter.

For questions or more information, please visit our website at www.chevronrichmond.com or feel free to call our community line at 510-242-2000.


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