Alternative Diesel Fuels
This page last reviewed on November 8, 2013
Under the proposed ADF regulation, biodiesel is considered the first alternative diesel fuel. Staff has conducted essential research and held many workshops for biodiesel as an ADF.
Public Hearing Notice - December 12-13, 2013The Board will conduct a public hearing on December 12-13, 2013, to consider a proposed regulation governing the commercialization of motor vehicle ADF. This notice and the associated regulatory materials can be accessed from ARB's ADF Rulemaking Activity website.
|September 5, 2013||Public meeting in
Sacramento from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
to discuss draft regulatory language for
alternative diesel fuels (ADF), rulemaking.
|June 13, 2013||Public meeting in
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
to discuss the continued development of regulatory concepts for
establishing fuel requirements for
alternative diesel fuels (ADF), including inlcuding new concepts
resulting from the discussion at the previous workshop held on April
|April 23, 2013||Public meeting in
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
to discuss regulatory concepts for establishing fuel requirements for
alternative diesel fuels (ADF), including biodiesel, renewable diesel
and other emerging diesel fuel substitutes.
During this meeting, we will discuss our biodiesel literature search,
completed and on going emissions research studies, as well as
preliminary regulatory concepts.
|February 15, 2013||
Discussion of Conceptual Approach to Regulation of Alternative Diesel Fuels (PDF - 658 KB)ARB staff has posted a white paper which describes staff’s regulatory concepts for an Alternative Diesel Fuel (ADF) regulation. Staff proposes an updated regulatory framework and addresses requirements for biodiesel and renewable diesel. This white paper represents the culmination of staff’s evaluations and information gathered in public workshops over the past several years. Public comments will be accepted as part of an upcoming public workshop, which staff will announce soon via a separate listserve email.
- Discussion of Conceptual Approach to Regulation of Alternative Diesel Fuels, February 2013 (PDF - 658 KB)
- Cal EPA Fuels Guidance Document, November 2011 (PDF - 468 KB)
- Biodiesel Guidance Document, October 2011 (PDF - 314 KB)
Low Carbon Fuel Standard
Fuels Multimedia Evaluations
Alternative Fuels Data Center
Provides information on alternative fuels and vehicles including programs, events
Environmental Protection Agency
Renewable Fuel Standard
Department of Energy
Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network
Biomass feedstock information resources from the U.S. Department of Engergy and other research organizations.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Alternative Fuels and Fleet Efficiency Program
Department of Defense
Operational Energy Plans
DoD's energy policy interest in biofuels and alternative fuels as “sustainable and reliable” ways the United States can accomplish the defense mission.
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