The California Low Carbon Fuel Standard is undergoing changes – Are you prepared?

California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) will be considered for re-adoption early next year by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB staff will not just propose to its Board a simple re-adoption of the current regulation; it is proposing some important refinements as well.  The LCFS that emerges next year will have some differences from the regulation in place today.

For fuel marketers, this means new rules for reporting, more clearly defined penalties for noncompliance and, possibly, price caps on carbon credits.  For biofuels producers, it means new, more streamlined feedstock pathway procedures, new calculations for indirect land use change, and more recordkeeping. For traders and marketers, it means new opportunities.

Two Intensive Days

Learn the new LCFS rules inside and out from CARB staff members who are involved in the proposed re-adoption, as well as fuels providers and consultants who live with these rules every day.

OPIS brings experts from both the government and fuels industry together for two days of valuable sessions that cover critical issues, including:

  • A clarified penalty structure.
  • New rules for reporting fuels transactions.
  • CARB’s innovative cost containment strategies that will keep the cost of the program in check, provide market stability, and incentivize investment in low-carbon fuels.
  • How new feedstock approval processes and indirect land use calculations could bring new biofuels to market more quickly.
  • Which trends are being created by the program: Brazilian imports? Biodiesel or renewable diesel? Higher-blend ethanol?
  • And much, much more!

In addition to the LCFS, this workshop will focus on the impact of California’s greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade program that affects fuel marketers on January 1, 2015. Plus, we’ll look at how California’s fuels programs are spreading to western states and Canada.

You can’t afford to fall behind when it comes to compliance. Register for the 3rd Annual OPIS LCFS Workshop Today!

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