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Learn why and how to determine fuels' carbon intensity for fleet operations decision-making.
Biofuels are produced from renewable resources, but are they always the right choice for fleets?
Even though biofuels are made from plant or animal products, it doesn't mean that all of them are net carbon negative or even carbon neutral. Depending on where they're made and how they're transported, some biofuels can have an even worse climate change impact than the petroleum fuels they're supposed to replace.
Anil Prabhu, who manages the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Fuel Evaluation program, will join us to discuss how CARB assesses and ranks currently available biofuels by their "carbon intensity" score. He'll also cover how fleets can use those scores to guide their fuel selection and even keep fuel suppliers accountable for delivering the right amount of a specifically-scored fuel.
Anil has been part of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulatory team since its early days in 2007. The LCFS requires transportation fuels used in California to reduce their GHG emissions by 10 percent by 2020. Anil leads a team of accomplished engineers and scientists who certify all fuels based on their lifecycle carbon emissions. There are over 300 fuel pathways that are currently certified under the program.