Making it easier to meet Low Carbon Fuel Standard and Greenhouse Gas regulations.
At REG, we help you navigate the biodiesel industry
while achieving emissions goals.
As more fleets and businesses on the West Coast strive to reduce carbon emissions, REG continues to make biodiesel more accessible. As the largest domestic biofuels producer, we’re your partner when it comes to meeting Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) goals and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) regulations, and we’ll do what it takes to make your journey with biofuels a success.
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The wide range of benefits that come with biodiesel stretch far beyond sustainability. You can also use REG-9000 Biodiesel to boost profits, performance and efficiency as you achieve emissions goals.
- Provides economic advantages with tax incentives and RIN trading.
- Increased lubricity helps keep engines cooler, running quieter and operating longer.
- Reduces lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by 57 to 86%.1
- Distilled product available for improved cold weather performance.
REG-9000/RD Renewable Diesel
This advanced biofuel reduces greenhouse emissions while meeting the ASTM D975 specification for petroleum diesel. It also:
- Qualifies for several state and federal biofuel tax incentives.
- Promotes easier-starting, smoother running engines.
- Meets the EPA’s Clean Air Health Effects testing requirements.
A closer look at the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
California enacted the world’s first Low Carbon Fuel Standard, requiring the reduction in carbon intensity in transportation fuels, and it continues to lead the country in terms of greenhouse gas reduction practices. However, sustainability is a growing trend among corporations, local governments and the general public in every state.
- 10% — The percentage that the carbon intensity of fuels sold in California will decrease by 2020.
- Up to 90% — The percentage by which biofuel can reduce life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions.
How the California Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program affects you.
The cap-and-trade program establishes a limit on greenhouse gas emissions, and that limit is translated into tradable emissions allowances. 1 metric ton of carbon dioxide or carbon d 1 ALLOWANCE = dioxide equivalent
Why it matters to fuel suppliers.
In 2015, cap-and-trade rules extended to fuel suppliers for both stationary and transportation uses. However, not all fuel suppliers may be affected. An entity emitting more than 10,000 metric tons of CO2 must measure its GHG emissions and report them to the California Air Resources Board (CARB). If an entity emits more than 25,000 metric tons of CO2, it is required to comply with the regulations.
How biodiesel makes it easier.
Biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions because the carbon dioxide released is offset by the carbon dioxide sequestered while growing the feedstock.
Fueled by performance — the operational benefits of switching to alternative fuel.
We understand you demand proven performance and will not sacrifice quality for sustainability. With biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel, that’s not a concern. Not only do they meet stringent ASTM specifications, they also deliver impressive operational benefits.
Biodiesel can add fuel lubricity to diesel fuels at blend levels as low as 1 percent.2 This is especially helpful because ultra-low sulfur diesel has led to less lubricity in petroleum diesel, and modern diesel engines rely on fuel to help the lubricating process.
High combustion quality
Biodiesel raises the cetane number of the fuel, speeding up combustion. Plus, the government says renewable hydrocarbon diesel’s high combustion quality results in similar or better vehicle performance compared with conventional diesel.3
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