Tag: CARB

Coalition sends comments to CARB highlighting role ethanol can play in carbon neutrality

Coalition sends comments to CARB highlighting role ethanol can play in carbon neutrality

September 14, 2021 |

In California, joint comments submitted earlier in September to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a group of ag and biofuel organizations and companies highlighted the role renewable fuels like ethanol can and should play in helping the state achieve its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2045 or sooner. CARB is in the process of updating […]

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Aemetis secures LCFS Tier 2 fuel pathway from CARB

Aemetis secures LCFS Tier 2 fuel pathway from CARB

March 31, 2021 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for a new LCFS Tier 2 fuel pathway for the Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes ethanol production plant utilizing renewable dairy biogas as a process energy input. The new pathway reduces the carbon intensity (CI) of Aemetis’ fuel ethanol from 67.3 to […]

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AltAir settles with CARB over LCFS reporting violations

AltAir settles with CARB over LCFS reporting violations

January 11, 2021 |

In California, California Air Resources Board today announced a settlement with AltAir-Paramount, LLC addressing reporting violations under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The settlement is valued at $132,500. AltAir produces renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel from tallow at its facility in Paramount, CA.  CARB staff determined that Altair made unauthorized changes to quarterly […]

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Altair Paramount seeking fuel pathway approvals from CARB

Altair Paramount seeking fuel pathway approvals from CARB

December 3, 2020 |

In California, Altair Paramount, LLC has applied for fuel pathways for renewable diesel, renewable naphtha and renewable jet fuels derived from rendered animal fat feedstock and processed at their facility in Paramount, California. Altair sources rendered inedible animal fat from an integrated meatpacking and rendering facility owned by JBS in Hyrum, Utah who is a […]

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Gradable to show CARB how scoring grain feedstock can reduce carbon intensity in fuels

Gradable to show CARB how scoring grain feedstock can reduce carbon intensity in fuels

October 14, 2020 |

In California, Gradable has been invited by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to demonstrate how its program for scoring variable grain feedstock can help biofuel makers reduce their carbon intensity levels. CARB implements clean air and climate policy for the State of California—typically setting the climate policy agenda for the rest of the U.S.—and […]

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CARB approves SCS Global Services for LCFS verification

CARB approves SCS Global Services for LCFS verification

May 14, 2020 |

In California, SCS Global Services is now approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a verification body for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The goal of the LCSF is to reduce the carbon intensity of California’s transportation fuel pool. The program also provides a range of low-carbon and renewable alternatives ultimately reducing […]

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CARB seeking public comment on RTE’s proposed CCS-related pathways

CARB seeking public comment on RTE’s proposed CCS-related pathways

February 6, 2020 |

In California, the Air Resources Board together with the state’s Environmental Protection Agency have opened up a public comment period for Red Trail Energy’s application seeking approval for two designed-based starch ethanol pathways to take into account CO2 sequestration. The company already has two approved pathways for corn starch ethanol but if CO2 is sequestered […]

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CARB settles with Tesoro for $1.36 million for violating LCFS

CARB settles with Tesoro for $1.36 million for violating LCFS

June 6, 2019 |

In California, the California Air Resources Board announced a $1.36 million settlement with Tesoro Refining & Marketing, LLC for violating the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The LCFS requires that regulated fuel producers report the carbon generated in the production of transportation fuels sold in California. In this case, the company misreported 1.9 billion gallons […]

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Biobased diesel fuels deliver largest carbon emission reductions for transportation

Biobased diesel fuels deliver largest carbon emission reductions for transportation

June 2, 2019 |

In California, new data gathered by the California Air Resources Board’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program, shows that biobased diesel fuels like Neste MY Renewable Diesel deliver the state’s biggest reduction in carbon emissions for the transportation sector. “This study from CARB is a welcome confirmation: renewable diesel can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and […]

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Tesoro fined $1.36M for LCFS violations

Tesoro fined $1.36M for LCFS violations

June 2, 2019 |

In California, the California Air Resources Board announced a $1.36 million settlement with Tesoro Refining & Marketing, LLC for violating the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. In this case, the company misreported 1.9 billion gallons of gasoline, diesel, biodiesel and ethanol, including underreporting 403 million gallons of LCFS deficit-generating fuels. “California’s programs to address climate change […]

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