Institute rolls out new status review of Calif.'s LCFS

05/8/2013 |

A new status update of California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard was released by the University of California-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. Corn-based ethanol and ethanol pathways of mixed corn, sorghum and wheat made up 95% of the total biofuel volume in California last year but only 80% of the net credits under the standard, the institute found. California consumed 19% of all sugarcane ethanol imported to the country in 2012 but accounted for just 10% of the country's total fuel and corn ethanol use, probably because of the elevated status of Brazilian ethanol under the LCFS, the institute stated.

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