Tag: LCFS

CARB data shows 100% LCFS compliance in 2018

CARB data shows 100% LCFS compliance in 2018

May 21, 2019 |

In California, new 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) indicates that the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) continues to drive production of a growing volume of cleaner transportation fuels for California consumers: to date almost 3.3 billion gallons of petroleum diesel have been displaced by clean, low-carbon alternatives. The 2018 data also shows fuel […]

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Benefuel to develop biodiesel plant in British Columbia on the back of expanded LCFS

Benefuel to develop biodiesel plant in British Columbia on the back of expanded LCFS

December 13, 2018 |

In Canada, Benefuel Inc. responded to British Columbia’s recently publicized climate change plan that included an expanded Low Carbon Fuel Standard by announcing Dec. 11 that it has begun a site search and discussions with interested parties on a few specific locations for Benefuel’s next state-of-the-art biodiesel facility. This announcement has assisted Benefuel in prioritizing […]

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EIA says renewable diesel making a major contribution to California’s transportation decarbonization

EIA says renewable diesel making a major contribution to California’s transportation decarbonization

November 13, 2018 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Administration says renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has increased since the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program went into effect in 2011, reaching 100 million gallons during the second quarter of 2018, or 10.1% of the total diesel supplied to California that quarter. The LCFS program, […]

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CARB approves changes to LCFS

CARB approves changes to LCFS

October 1, 2018 |

In California, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved changes to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) last week designed to make the program a more versatile, comprehensive tool in the fight against climate change. Since 2011, the LCFS has been a cornerstone of California’s effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions and has spurred […]

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RFA to CARB: Ethanol Plays Key Role in LCFS Success Story

RFA to CARB: Ethanol Plays Key Role in LCFS Success Story

April 29, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol has played a key role in the success of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and is poised to make even greater contributions to the state’s climate policy objectives if certain regulatory actions are taken to allow greater market access, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said in comments submitted this week to […]

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Proposed changes to California’s LCFS send compliance credits on rollercoaster

Proposed changes to California’s LCFS send compliance credits on rollercoaster

February 22, 2018 |

In California, Platts reports that LCFS compliance credits took a rollercoaster ride following the announcement the California Air Resources Board proposed a change reducing carbon emissions in transport fuels to 7.5% by 2020 rather than 10% but would boost it to 20% by 2030. With less urgency due to reduced short-term goals, prices fell to […]

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New study looks at California’s LCFS and low-carbon liquid fuels

New study looks at California’s LCFS and low-carbon liquid fuels

December 8, 2017 |

In California, a new study co-authored by Propel and consulting firm ICF shows that consumers will make low carbon purchasing decisions if given the opportunity to do so and that low carbon liquid fuels must play a more significant role to meet California’s 2020 and 2030 carbon reduction goals. The research also shows the current […]

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Lo-Carb at any speed: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Lo-Carb at any speed: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

December 1, 2017 |

There are two approaches to encouraging low-carbon fuels  — volumetric mandates and carbon reduction incentives. 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 […]

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Does regulating indirect land use change work? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ILUC reform

Does regulating indirect land use change work? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ILUC reform

November 17, 2017 |

University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana professor Madhu Khanna has been raising issues with including an indirect land use change factor for compliance with  low carbon fuel standards. Why, since ILUC is a required calculation for the Renewable Fuel Standard? Khanna notes that estimates of ILUC factor have varied considerably across studies and over time; plus, inclusion […]

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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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