Low Carbon Fuel Standard - Method 2 Carbon Intensity Applications

This page last reviewed April 17, 2014

Purpose of this page: In keeping with provisions of Board Resolution 10-49, LCFS Regulatory Advisory 10-04, and LCFS Regulatory Advisory 10-04A, the proposed pathways posted to this site have been approved by ARB staff and are available for use on an interim basis by fuel providers and regulated parties. Use of most 2A/2B pathways, however, is subject to special conditions. All proposed pathways must be considered for final adoption at either a Board or an Executive Officer Hearing. Scheduled hearing dates, if any, are shown in the right-most column of the pathway table below. Rulemaking documents on all pathways scheduled for hearing are available on the LCFS Rulemaking pages. The proposed carbon intensity values associated with proposed pathways are subject to change during the rulemaking process. If the proposed carbon intensity is either disapproved or modified at hearing, the affected fuel providers may, optionally, continue using the interim value for a period of up to six months following the date of final pathway approval (or denial).  

Section 95486 (f)(3)(E) of the LCFS Regulation requires complete Method 2 applications to be posted for public comment before they can be certified by the Executive Officer.  Staff is to accept comments for ten calendar days on each completed application.  Applications available for comment can be found here. 

Method 2A-2B Guidance Documents

    Establishing New Fuel Pathways Under the California LCFS (Methods 2A-2B) (PDF) 
    LCFS Method 2 - Application Form (DOCX) (Revised February 03, 2014) 

Public Comments

If you have any comments related to the newly posted pathways, please visit our Method 2A-2B Comments website.New

Method 2A/2B Applications and Internal ARB Developed Pathways 

Additional Method 2 Fuel Pathways


# Deemed Complete Date Posted Date Fuel Producers/Applications Facility Location Fuel Pathways/Codes Submitted Applications Hearing Date
7802/05/201402/20/2014Methes Energies CanadaOntario, CanadaUCO to Biodiesel (BIOD016)Application Package NewHearing date not yet scheduled
77Corn Oil from Dry DGS to BD (BIOD017)
7612/30/2013Neste OilSingaporeNew Zealand Tallow to RD (RNWD007)Application Package New
7501/23/2014Great Plains Ethanol LLC (dba POET Biorefining Chancellor)Chancellor - SDCorn Ethanol (ETHC096)Application Package New
74Sorghum Ethanol (ETHG014)
7311/19/201301/27/2014ADM CanadaAlberta, CanadaCanola to Biodiesel (BIOD013 - rail, BIOD015 - rail and ship)Application Package NewHearing date not yet scheduled
7212/18/2013Elements Market Renewable Energy, LLC MI to CALandfill Gas to LNG (LNG019) and L-CNG (CNG018)Application Package New
7110/31/2013Western Plains Energy LLCOakley, KSCorn Ethanol (ETHC089, ETHC090) and Sorghum Ethanol (ETHG012, ETHG013)Application Package New
7012/20/2013Neste Oil Singapore, Pte LtdSingapore
North American Tallow to RD (RNWD005)Application Package New
6912/26/2013Southeast Asian Fish Oil to RD (RNWD006)Application Package New
6811/21/201312/17/2013Heron Lake BioEnergy
LLC
Heron Lake, MNCorn Ethanol (ETHC091)Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
6712/9/2013Endicott Biofuels II LLCPort Arthur, TXPalm Fatty Acid Distillates (PFAD) to Biodiesel (BIOD012)Inactive application pending processing of public comments received
6612/6/2013Raizen Energia S.A (Costa Pinto Mill)BrazilMolasses Ethanol (ETHM004)Revised Application Package (April 14, 2014) New
6511/20/2013Clean EnergyTX to CALandfill Gas to LNG (LNG018) and L-CNG (CNG017)Application Package
64Landfill Gas to CNG (CNG016)
6310/14/201310/22/2013Element MarketsPA to CALandfill Gas to LNG (LNG016)Application PackageHearing date not yet scheduled
62Landfill Gas to L-CNG (CNG013)
61Element Markets MI to CALandfill Gas to LNG (LNG017)Application Package
60Landfill Gas to L-CNG (CNG014)
5910/4/2013Applied Natural Gas FuelsTopock, AZNatural Gas to L-CNG (CNG015)Application Package
589/04/2013Trillium CNGWA to CALandfill Gas to CNG (CNG012)Application Package
579/26/2013Trenton Agri ProductsTrenton, NESorghum Ethanol (ETHG010, ETHG012)Application Package
568/07/20138/30/2013Clean EnergyWA to Boron, CALandfill Gas to LNG (LNG014) and L-CNG (CNG011)Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
55WA to CALandfill Gas to CNG (CNG009)
548/15/2013Element MarketsPA to CALandfill Gas to LNG (LNG015)Application Package 
538/20/2013San Diego Metropolitan Transist SystemWA to San Diego, CALandfill Gas to CNG (CNG010)Application Package 
52 6/28/2013 8/01/2013 Pacific Ethanol Inc. (Magic Valley) Burley, ID Corn Ethanol (ETHC087) Application Package  Hearing date not yet scheduled
51 6/28/2013 Pacific Ethanol Inc. (Columbia) Boardman, OR Corn Ethanol (ETHC088) Application Package
50 5/28/2013 Little Sioux Corn Processors LLLP Marcus, IA Corn Ethanol (ETHC081, ETHC082) Application Package
49 6/3/2013 Dansuk Industrial Co. LTD South Korea Used Cooking Oil to Biodiesel (BIOD011) Application Package
1 12/14/2010 Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) 8 subpathways for Columbus, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package  Approved
Feb 21, 2012 (All except Subpathway 7 of POET- A and ADM Revised Pathway ETHC018: hearing dates have not yet been scheduled)
2 POET 13 subpathways for multiple plants Corn Ethanol Application Package
3 Trinidad Bulk Traders Limited (TBTL) Trinidad and Tobago Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Dehydration Application Package
4 Green Plains  Lakota, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package
5 Central City, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package 
6 LouisDreyfus Commodities - Elk Horn Valley Norfolk, NE Corn Ethanol Revised Application Package  
7 01/10/2011 Conestoga (Arkalon Ethanol LLC) Liberal, KS Sorghum/Corn Ethanol Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
8 Conestoga (Bonanza BioEnergy, LLC) Garden City, KS Sorghum/Corn Ethanol Application Package
9 Clean Energy Ehrenberg, AZ Liquefied Natural Gas Application Package
10 01/12/2011 US Energy Partners LLC (White Energy) Russell, KS Sorghum/Wheat Slurry/Corn Application Package
11 Plainview, TX Sorghum/Corn Ethanol Application Package
12 Hereford, TX Sorghum/Corn Ethanol Revised Application Package 
13 01/24/2011 Flint Hills Resources (former Hawkeye Renewables, LLC) Iowa Falls, IA Corn Ethanol Application Package
14 KAAPA Ethanol, LLC Minden, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package 
15 Green Plains Ord, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package 
16 Shenandoah, IA Corn Ethanol Application Package 
17 Parallel Products, Inc Rancho Cucamonga, CA Waste Beverage Ethanol Application Package
18
03/29/2011
LouisDreyfus Commodities Grand Junction, IA
Corn Ethanol
Revised Application Package 
19
Siouxland, LLC
Jackson, NE
Corn Ethanol
Application Package
20 06/24/2011 Vitol (Gasohol El Salvador) El Salvador Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Dehydration Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
21 Jamaica Broilers Ethanol Jamaica Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Dehydration Application Package
22 American Renewable Fuel Suppliers Ltda. de C.V El Salvador Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Dehydration Application Package
23 EthylChem Trinidad and Tobago Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Dehydration Application Package
24 Golden Grain Energy, LLC Mason City, IA Corn Ethanol Revised Application Package  
25 Aberdeen Energy  LLC (Glacial Lakes Corn Processors) Mina, SD Corn Ethanol Application Package
26 Glacial Lakes Energy LLC (Glacial Lakes Corn Processors) Watertown, SD Corn Ethanol Application Package
27 01/06/2012 Illinois River Energy Rochelle, IL Corn Ethanol Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
28 Advanced BioEnergy Aberdeen, SD Corn Ethanol Application Package 
29 Flint Hills Resources (former Advanced BioEnergy) Fairmont, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package
30 National Biodiesel Board  Varied Mixed Animal Fat to Biodiesel Application Package
31 R-Power Redwood City, CA Tallow to Biodiesel in California Application Package
32 Indonesian Sugar Group Indonesia  Molasses Ethanol Application Package
33 Siouxland Energy & Livestock Co-op Sioux Center, IA Corn Ethanol
Application Package 
34 E Energy Adams LLC Adams, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package 
35 10/01/2012 LAICA Costa Rica Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Dehydration Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
36 Trenton Agri Products LLC Trenton , NE Corn Ethanol  Application Package
37 10/03/2012 Applied Natural Gas Fuels LLC Topock, AZ North American NG to LNG (LNG011_1) Revised Application Package (10/22/13) 
38 12/03/2012 Diamond Green Diesel St. Charles, LA Mixed-feedstock Renewable Diesel (RNWD010-013, 016-023) Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
39 Hereford Renewable Energy LLC Hereford, TX Corn and Sorghum Ethanol (ETHC072) Application Package 
40 12/31/2012 Western Plains Energy LLC Oakley, KS Corn (ETHC073-075) and Sorghum Ethanol (ETHG005-007) Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
41 03/19/2013 Neste Oil Pte Ltd Singapore Australian-Tallow to Renewable Diesel (RNWD004) Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
42 Pantaleon Sugar Holdings S.A. Guatemala Sugarcane Molasses Ethanol (ETHM002) Application Package
43 Endicott Biofuels II LLC Port Arthur, TX Mixed-feedstock to Biodiesel (BIOD010) Application Package
44 04/10/2013 Element Markets  Pennsylvania PA Landfill Gas to CNG (CNG007) Application Package  Hearing date not yet scheduled
45 6/12/2013 Clean Energy Sauk Trail Hills Canton, MI Landfill Gas to LNG (LNG013) Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
46 Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited (NSEL) Nicaragua Molasses Ethanol (ETHM003) Application Package
47 Applied Natural Gas Fuels Topock, AZ North American Landfill Gas to LNG (LNG012) Revised Application Package (01/14/2014) New
North American Landfill Gas to CNG (CNG008)
48 Nebraska Corn Processing LLC Cambridge, NE Corn Ethanol (ETHC080) Application Package

Internal ARB-Developed Fuel Pathways 


Posted Date Internal Fuels Pathways Report Documents Hearing Date
03/19/2013 CNG: North American Landfill Gas  Version 1 Hearing date not yet scheduled
Various Biodiesel: Mixed-feedstock Biodiesel Guidance Version 1
July 13, 2012
Version 2
Dec 3, 2012
N/A
06/28/2012 Biomethane: Biomethane from the High Solids Anaerobic Digestion (HSAD) of Organic Wastes Report Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
12/14/2010 Biodiesel: Used Cooking Oil Biodiesel from Midwest, cooking required Report Package Approved
Feb 21, 2012
12/14/2010 Biodiesel: Used Cooking Oil Biodiesel from Midwest, cooking not required
12/14/2011 Biodiesel: California-Modified GREET Fuel Pathways for the Production of Biodiesel from Corn Oil Extracted from Distiller's Grains with Solubles at Dry Mill Ethanol Plants Version 2
Dec 14, 2011
12/14/2010 Biodiesel: North American Canola to Biodiesel plants in US Report Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
12/14/2010 Ethanol: Midwest Sorghum, Dry Mill, Dry DGS, 100% NG  Report Package
12/14/2010 Ethanol: Midwest Sorghum, Dry Mill, Wet DGS, 100% NG 

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