Tag: CARB

California E85 sales set new record in 2021 rising 55% over 2021

California E85 sales set new record in 2021 rising 55% over 2021

March 30, 2022 |

In California, sales of E85 flex fuel in California surged to a new record in 2021, jumping 55 percent over 2020 levels and nearly doubling since 2018, according to new data released by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Last year, California drivers purchased nearly 62.5 million gallons (mg) of E85 flex fuel, a blend containing up […]

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First-of-its-kind interconnection system bridges dairy RNG and PG&E pipelines

First-of-its-kind interconnection system bridges dairy RNG and PG&E pipelines

January 16, 2022 |

In California, marking a first for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, renewable natural gas from Maas Energy’s facilities in Merced began flowing into PG&E’s gas transmission system through a “mid-market” third-party pipeline. This project effectively diverts methane that would have been released into the atmosphere from dairies in Merced County and converts it to RNG, […]

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Coalition asks CARB to recognize climate practices of farming practices within LCFS

Coalition asks CARB to recognize climate practices of farming practices within LCFS

January 13, 2022 |

In California, in a cosigned letter, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), along with the Great Plains Institute, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, the National Biodiesel Board, and Canadian Oilseed Processors Association, recommended the California Air Resources Board (CARB) recognize the climate benefits of farming practices in California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The letter provides principles […]

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Groups petition CARB to remove farm-derived methane from LCFS

Groups petition CARB to remove farm-derived methane from LCFS

October 31, 2021 |

In California, a petition delivered to the California Air Resources Board by a coalition of environmental justice, animal rights and community organizations says that the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard is dramatically overstating the climate benefits of using methane gas sourced from factory farms as a transportation fuel, while illegally disregarding the disproportionate environmental and […]

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RFA tells CARB carbon reduction targets should be technology-neutral

RFA tells CARB carbon reduction targets should be technology-neutral

October 28, 2021 |

In California, in comments submitted late last week, the Renewable Fuels Association reminded the California Air Resources Board that the state’s path toward achieving its carbon reduction targets should be technology-neutral, inclusive of a broad array of low- and zero-carbon technologies. RFA also recommended that CARB rely on more realistic assumptions and feasible scenarios as it […]

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CARB CEO sees green groups keeping low carbon fuel projects out of the state

CARB CEO sees green groups keeping low carbon fuel projects out of the state

October 20, 2021 |

In California, Reuters reports the executive officer at the California Air Resources Board says that pushback from environmental advocates who he says don’t want to see any new fuel production in the state have slowed down the implementation of low carbon fuels locally. Instead, most of the fuels that are benefiting from the state’s Low […]

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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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