27 Apr '18, 12pm
RFA to CARB: #Ethanol Plays a Key Role in LCFS Success Story. More here:
• Expediting approval of new pathway petitions for cellulosic ethanol produced from grain kernel fiber. • Amending current regulations to allow for the sale of E15 (15% ethanol, 85% gasoline) in California. A recent study by Life Cycle Associates shows that introduction of E15 would significantly increase LCFS credit generation, reduce gasoline consumption, and enhance the near- and long-term sustainability of the program. If California allows the sale of E15 beginning in 2020, the study shows cumulative GHG reductions achieved under the LCFS increase by 15-19 MMT CO2e by 2030, depending on the mix of ethanol sources. • Revising default lifecycle GHG assessment model assumptions regarding grain sorghum production. • Beginning a process to consider other options for further decarbonizing the remaining liquid fuels in the California market.