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CARB Cuts Penalty for Ethanol
Myke Feinman Refine Fuels Reporter
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:29 AM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- A proposed change to California's Low-Carbon Fuel Standard rules would mean a reduction in the carbon penalty for corn-based ethanol from 30 grams per megajoule originally set in 2009 to 23.2 g/mj.

The California Air Resources Board held a workshop Tuesday, March 11, outlining the proposed changes.

The change will make biofuels such as corn-based ethanol primarily produced outside of California, and soy-based biodiesel eligible as a low-carbon fuel in the state.

The LCFS mandates California fuel producers and suppliers to annually reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of fuel provided that increases to a 10% reduction ...

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