Tag: LCFS

LCFS vs RFS: As two contend for the Renewables Heavyweight Championship, who is the Greatest?

LCFS vs RFS: As two contend for the Renewables Heavyweight Championship, who is the Greatest?

May 10, 2017 |

What is different about a Low Carbon Fuel Standard — as compared to a Renewable Fuel Standard? There are 4 primary differences. 1. An RFS creates a standard, and any fuel that meets that standard can compete in that market. Once a fuel has met the low-carbon standard, it becomes entirely about fuel price — […]

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What’s new? What’s happening?: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to California’s LCFS, and the RFS

What’s new? What’s happening?: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to California’s LCFS, and the RFS

April 12, 2017 |

In our March Madness series, we’ve been covering emerging markets and technological pathways – now we turn to two other key drivers, market access and carbon pricing. There are two approaches — volumetric mandates and carbon reduction incentives and we’ll be looked at both in this webinar on  “The California Low Carbon Fuel Standard / US […]

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California Here I Come: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to California low-carbon markets

California Here I Come: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to California low-carbon markets

December 21, 2016 |

California, the land of milk and honey when it comes to markets for biofuels. What’s up now, what’s coming, what’s working? Low Carbon Fuels Coalition chief Graham Noyes gave this illuminating overview at ABLC Next 2016.

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Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?

Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?

December 1, 2016 |

This week, in Washington and Brussels, four news flashes on global renewable fuel volumes appeared on the radar. Can you safely ignore them and get on with other work, or is there something to get deeply informed about? Let’s look into it. #1. The Point of Obligation RFS Crisis. The issue.  Several parties petitioned the US EPA […]

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Sen. Grassley hits back at Clinton’s alleged interest in LCFS

Sen. Grassley hits back at Clinton’s alleged interest in LCFS

August 10, 2016 |

In Washington, according to Reuters, the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sought advice from California regulators on whether that state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard could apply nationwide, possibly to replace the existing Renewable Fuel Standard.  In an op-ed in the Cedar Rapids Gazette in May 2015, Clinton appeared to support the renewable […]

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57 organizations push for support of California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

57 organizations push for support of California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

July 10, 2016 |

In California, 57 fuel producers and trade associations wrote to California Senate President Pro Tem De León and Speaker Rendon, urging support for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, “which will reduce the carbon intensity of California’s fuels by 10 percent by 2020.” The LCFS is a critical tool that California needs to achieve its […]

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Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference

June 21, 2016 |

Is that Miss Scarlet in the Library with the Rope, or Mr. Licella in Canada with biomass? In British Columbia, the experts convene and unveil the unusual suspects. The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these days — because that is the proposed site of Canfor’s commercial-scale biofuels and […]

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California’s emissions downshift driven overwhelmingly by renewable fuels: report

California’s emissions downshift driven overwhelmingly by renewable fuels: report

May 8, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association has released an analysis of data recently released by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), highlighting ethanol as a significant factor in the reduction of CA’s greenhouse gas emissions. The RFA analysis shows that the majority of carbon credits approved have been for […]

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Johns Hopkins researchers use model to test feasibility of California’s LCFS

Johns Hopkins researchers use model to test feasibility of California’s LCFS

March 2, 2016 |

In Maryland, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have undertaken a feasibility assessment of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard using a mathematical model of the US biofuel market/policy they developed that quantifies several categories of impacts across different regional markets. These market impacts include policy-specific effects of California’s LCFS as well as the federal level […]

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CARB releases FAQ about new LCFS ahead of Jan. 31 deadline

CARB releases FAQ about new LCFS ahead of Jan. 31 deadline

January 12, 2016 |

In California, the Air Resources Board has published an FAQ regarding the new changes to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and how the new carbon intensities of different biofuels will be calculated, with ethanol pathways to be calculated first followed by biodiesel and then those who submitted documentation after the Jan. 31 deadline. Those […]

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