Low Carbon Fuel Standard
How Biodiesel Has Become the Answer to Emission-cutting Initiatives
The Low Carbon Fuel Standard is undeniably altering the transportation landscape in California. The regulation — commonly called the LCFS — aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and almost nothing related to fleet management occurs without taking it into consideration.
Many obligated parties and fleets have turned to biodiesel as a lower carbon solution. Here is a sampling of facts and figures showing why:
- Among liquid fuels, biodiesel consistently has the lowest average carbon intensity (CI) value.
- Biodiesel accounted for nearly 20 percent of the LCFS credits generated in 2016.
- Biodiesel volumes in California increased 1,196 percent over the past six years and are projected to increase another 471 percent between 2017 and 2023.
- The average biodiesel blend level in California recently experienced a 65.7 percent year-over-year increase.