DTN The Progressive Farmer: RFA, NBB See CARB Progress

Posted on September 18th, 2014

From DTN The Progressive Farmer (September 17, 2014):

The Renewable Fuels Association on Monday, Sept. 15, submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board voicing support for the agency’s proposal to transition to a new version of the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation Model, but also recommending several additional improvements.

CARB uses the GREET model to estimate direct lifecycle carbon intensity for fuels regulated under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which requires fuel producers and suppliers to annually reduce the CI of fuel the provide to the market, designed to cut the overall CI of the state’s fuel pool by 10% by 2020.

Don Scott, National Biodiesel Board Director of Sustainability, said the NBB, which has been involved in the update process as a stakeholder submitted detailed comments to CARB on the GREET modeling.

“We pointed out a number of errors in the data that would improve the final carbon intensity scores for biodiesel when corrected. We are confident CARB will take these into consideration as the process continues to move forward.”

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