The California Air Resources Board (CARB) posted a proposed, new temporary fuel pathway for renewable naphtha on November 14, 2019, as part of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation. CARB will accept public comments through December 30, 2019. In accordance with Section 95488.9(b)(4) of the LCFS, a new temporary pathway for a fuel or feedstock-fuel combination may be approved by the Executive Officer if not found in Table 8 of the LCFS regulation. Following the public comment period, the new temporary renewable naphtha pathway would be certified and available for LCFS Reporting Tool - Credit Bank & Transfer System (LRT-CBTS) reporting.
Renewable naphtha is a renewable gasoline blendstock and a co-product from the production of renewable diesel. The temporary carbon intensity (CI) values available for public comment were determined using conservative data from LCFS certified renewable diesel pathways able to co-produce naphtha.
Interested parties can review the LCFS proposed temporary fuel pathway document on renewable naphtha, including the proposed CI values in Table 1, on CARB's website. For questions specific to your facility, please contact Trinity Oakland office at (510) 285-6351.