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ARB Research Seminar: The Feasibility of Renewable Natural Gas as a Large-Scale, Low Carbon Substitute

Friday, December 2, 2016 10:00 a.m., PST (WEBCAST) / 1:00 p.m. EST
Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Cal/EPA Building
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California

California will need high volumes of alternative low carbon fuels to be able to meet its climate change goals. In order to support these goals, this study investigated the technological and commercial feasibility of producing large quantities of renewable
natural gas fuels for use in California. The study’s results indicate that there are substantial sources of RNG in California that are commercially competitive with existing fossil fuel-based
transportation fuels because carbon externalities are taken into consideration in the California market through existing programs such as the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

Amy Myers Jaffe, M.S., University of California, Davis and
Nathan Parker, Ph.D., Arizona State University

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