The new California LCFS starts on January 1, 2016 – Are you prepared?

Changes are coming to California's fuel market.

The Air Resources Board’s rulemaking efforts are now completed, and the market will be subject to a new but familiar regulatory landscape on January 1, 2016.

That’s when the reauthorized Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) will take effect. The new rules bring enhancements to various aspects of the regulation – from the annual targets for carbon intensity (CI), to pathway approvals, to compliance and verification standards – while ensuring continuity and certainty by maintaining the fundamental design and other critical elements of the LCFS.

If you currently do or are considering doing business in California, you need to be on top of this new world. Like the original LCFS, the new LCFS will affect every refiner, blender and terminal operator – as well as every biofuels producer who seeks entry to this lucrative market.

Learn from the Experts

Join OPIS and regional, national and international experts for two days of in-depth analysis of all key aspects of the new LCFS.

Our panelists will give you critical information needed to operate effectively:

  • CARB staff members will explain the rules and alert you to their compliance priorities.
  • Regulated parties will preview their greatest challenges.
  • Biofuels producers in-state and out-of-state will identify the best opportunities for growth. 
  • Market analysts will predict how LCFS carbon credit prices will react (they’ve already doubled this year), and how alternatives such as electric and CNG vehicles will have an increasing impact in California.

Get Your Questions Answered!

Come prepared to ask your questions about how the program will affect your business:

  • What are new annual fuels CI reductions – and how hard will they be to meet?
  • Which domestic or imported biofuels will gain a competitive advantage under the new fuel CI calculations?
  • When will LCFS credits likely move from massive surplus to deficit – and what will that mean for prices?
  • How long will it take to get a biofuels pathway approved?
  • What are the trickiest parts of the new compliance and enforcement rules?
  • What is the impact of California’s soon-to-be completed Alternative Diesel Fuel regulation?
  • And much, much more!

In addition to the LCFS and the Alternative Diesel Fuel regulation, California is nearly one year into its implementation of the state’s unique Greenhouse Gas Cap-And-Trade Program. This year’s event includes a special session to update you on that program and its effect on LCFS.

Plus, California’s fuel market cannot be considered without looking at how it interacts with clean fuels programs in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Government leaders have made it clear that they believe the Pacific Coast Collaborative is the wave of the future – and their agreements have already affected trade flows of biofuels and conventional fuels across the region.

So much is changing in the West. Don’t fall behind, and don’t let yourself be surprised. Register for the OPIS 4th Annual LCFS Workshop Today!

Sponsors Include

Genscape Weaver RINAlliance
OpenLink Progressive Fuels GlassPoint


Check out the list of companies who will be in attendance!

Expert Speakers Include

speaker Floyd Vergara
Chief, Industrial Strategies Division,


speaker Lisa Mortenson
CEO and Founder,
Community Biofuels


speaker Dayne Delahoussaye
North American Legal Counsel,
Neste Oil


speaker Eileen Tutt,
Executive Director,


“Great job getting a well-rounded panel of opinions and facts from all parties affected by LCFS.”
– Cady Roberts, Senior Ethanol Trader, ADM

“The OPIS conference delivers information and knowledge needed to navigate the regulated markets of California.”
– Marc Means, Compliance Director, Astra Oil

“Provided a lot of insight and information for marketers and suppliers to gain understanding about what to expect from LCFS.”
– Bob Prary, Nevada Supply Manager, Flyers Energy

“Excellent experience and opportunity to understand the regulatory laws around LCFS.”
– Tim Brummels, CEO, Canergy, LLC

“This conference cleared up a lot of confusion for industry stakeholders about LCFS and Cap and Trade. Highly recommended.”
– Ashley Player, QAP Manager, Weaver

“Great overview of state clean fuels programs with excellent networking.”
– Jonathan W. Hackett, Director, Federal Affairs & Policy, REG