What you need to know now about Low Carbon Fuel Standards verifications
Understanding the changes to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) verification process is important for all ethanol and biodiesel producers, even if you do not currently sell fuels in California. Several other regions around the world are in various stages of planning to incorporate carbon impact scoring into their transportation fuels legislation. As a result, awareness of the LCFS procedures required to comply with carbon-impact verifications will help you stay competitive in the global marketplace, as you set long-range plans for your facility.
As of now (effective 1 January 2019), the new GREET 3.0 model applies to all new pathway applications. Current GREET 2.0 pathways are valid until 31 December 2020 and must be transitioned by this time to registration under the 3.0 model. All 2019 validations (for pathways under both models) are still performed directly by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), using their previously established validation procedures, but this is about to change.
From 1 January 2020, pathway validations and subsequent compliance...