Low Carbon Fuel Standard - Method 2 Carbon Intensity Applications

This page last reviewed June 2, 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) 

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
8404/16/201405/21/2014Heartland Corn Products Winthrop, MNCorn Ethanol (ETHC098)Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
83 03/25/2014 04/14/2014 Granite Falls Energy LLC Granite Falls, MN Corn Ethanol (ETHC094) Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
8201/06/2014Champway Technology Ltd.Hong KongHong Kong UCO to BD (BIOD014)Application Package
8103/03/2014Taiwan NJC CorporationTaiwanTaiwan UCO to BD (BIOD018)Application Package
80 03/20/2014Diamond Green Diesel St. Charles - LAUCO to RD by rail (RNWD024)Application Package
79UCO to RD by ship (RNWD025)
78 02/05/2014 02/20/2014 Methes Energies Canada Ontario, Canada Corn Oil from Dry DGS to BD (BIOD017) - Revised April 14, 2014 Revised Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
77 UCO to Biodiesel (BIOD016) Application Package 
76 12/30/2013Neste Oil Singapore New Zealand Tallow to RD (RNWD007) Application Package
75 01/23/2014 Great Plains Ethanol LLC (dba POET Biorefining Chancellor) Chancellor - SDCorn Ethanol (ETHC096) Application Package
74 Sorghum Ethanol (ETHG014)
73 11/19/2013 01/27/2014 ADM Canada Alberta, Canada Canola to Biodiesel (BIOD013 - rail, BIOD015 - rail and ship) Application Package  Hearing date not yet scheduled
72 12/18/2013 Elements Market Renewable Energy, LLC MI to CA Landfill Gas to LNG (LNG019) and L-CNG (CNG018) Application Package
71 10/31/2013 Western Plains Energy LLC Oakley, KSCorn Ethanol (ETHC089, ETHC090) and Sorghum Ethanol (ETHG012, ETHG013)Application Package 
70 12/20/2013 Neste Oil Singapore, Pte Ltd Singapore
North American Tallow to RD (RNWD005)Application Package 
6912/26/2013Southeast Asian Fish Oil to RD (RNWD006)Application Package 
68 11/21/2013 12/17/2013 Heron Lake BioEnergy
LLC
Heron Lake, MN Corn Ethanol (ETHC091) Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
67 12/9/2013 Endicott Biofuels II LLC Port Arthur, TX Palm Fatty Acid Distillates (PFAD) to Biodiesel (BIOD012) Inactive application pending processing of public comments received
66 12/6/2013 Raizen Energia S.A (Costa Pinto Mill)Brazil Molasses Ethanol (ETHM004) Revised Application Package (April 14, 2014) 
65 11/20/2013 Clean Energy TX to CA Landfill Gas to LNG (LNG018) and L-CNG (CNG017) Application Package
64 Landfill Gas to CNG (CNG016)
63 10/14/2013 10/22/2013 Element Markets PA to CA Landfill Gas to LNG (LNG016) Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
62Landfill Gas to L-CNG (CNG013)
61 Element Markets  MI to CA Landfill Gas to LNG (LNG017) Application Package
60 Landfill Gas to L-CNG (CNG014)
59 10/4/2013 Applied Natural Gas Fuels Topock, AZ Natural Gas to L-CNG (CNG015) Application Package
58 9/04/2013 Trillium CNG WA to CA Landfill Gas to CNG (CNG012) Application Package
57 9/26/2013 Trenton Agri Products Trenton, NE Sorghum Ethanol (ETHG010, ETHG012) Application Package
56 8/07/2013 8/30/2013 Clean Energy WA to Boron, CA Landfill Gas to LNG (LNG014) and L-CNG (CNG011) Application Package  Hearing date not yet scheduled
55 WA to CA Landfill Gas to CNG (CNG009)
54 8/15/2013 Element Markets PA to CA Landfill Gas to LNG (LNG015) Application Package 
53 8/20/2013 San Diego Metropolitan Transist SystemWA to San Diego, CA Landfill 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
48 6/12/2013 Nebraska Corn Processing LLC Cambridge, NE Corn Ethanol (ETHC080) Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
47 Applied Natural Gas Fuels Topock, AZ North American Landfill Gas to LNG (LNG012) Revised Application Package (01/14/2014)
North American Landfill Gas to CNG (CNG008)
46 Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited (NSEL) Nicaragua Molasses Ethanol (ETHM003) Application Package
45 Clean Energy Sauk Trail Hills Canton, MI Landfill Gas to LNG (LNG013) Application Package
44 04/10/2013 Element Markets  Pennsylvania PA Landfill Gas to CNG (CNG007) Application Package  Hearing date not yet scheduled
43 03/19/2013 Endicott Biofuels II LLC Port Arthur, TX Mixed-feedstock to Biodiesel (BIOD010) Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
42 Pantaleon Sugar Holdings S.A. Guatemala Sugarcane Molasses Ethanol (ETHM002) Application Package
41 Neste Oil Pte Ltd Singapore Australian-Tallow to Renewable Diesel (RNWD004) 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
39 12/03/2012 Hereford Renewable Energy LLC Hereford, TX Corn and Sorghum Ethanol (ETHC072) Application Package  Hearing date not yet scheduled
38 Diamond Green Diesel St. Charles, LA Mixed-feedstock Renewable Diesel (RNWD010-013, 016-023) 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)  Hearing date not yet scheduled
36 10/01/2012 Trenton Agri Products LLC Trenton , NE Corn Ethanol  Application Package
35 LAICA Costa Rica Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Dehydration Application Package
34 01/06/2012 E Energy Adams LLC Adams, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
33 Siouxland Energy & Livestock Co-op Sioux Center, IA Corn Ethanol
Application Package
32 Indonesian Sugar Group Indonesia  Molasses Ethanol Application Package
31 R-Power Redwood City, CA Tallow to Biodiesel in California Application Package
30 National Biodiesel Board  Varied Mixed Animal Fat to Biodiesel Application Package
29 Flint Hills Resources (former Advanced BioEnergy) Fairmont, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package
28 Advanced BioEnergy Aberdeen, SD Corn Ethanol Application Package 
27 Illinois River Energy Rochelle, IL Corn Ethanol Application Package
26 06/24/2011 Glacial Lakes Energy LLC (Glacial Lakes Corn Processors) Watertown, SD Corn Ethanol Application Package Hearing date not yet scheduled
25 Aberdeen Energy  LLC (Glacial Lakes Corn Processors) Mina, SD Corn Ethanol Application Package
24 Golden Grain Energy, LLC Mason City, IA Corn Ethanol Revised Application Package
23 EthylChem Trinidad and Tobago Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Dehydration Application Package
22 American Renewable Fuel Suppliers Ltda. de C.V El Salvador Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Dehydration Application Package
21 Jamaica Broilers Ethanol Jamaica Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Dehydration Application Package
20 Vitol (Gasohol El Salvador) El Salvador Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Dehydration Application Package
19
03/29/2011
Siouxland, LLC
Jackson, NE
Corn Ethanol
Application Package
Hearing date not yet scheduled
18
LouisDreyfus Commodities Grand Junction, IA
Corn Ethanol
Revised Application Package
17 01/24/2011 Parallel Products, Inc Rancho Cucamonga, CA Waste Beverage Ethanol Application Package
16 Shenandoah, IA Green Plains Corn Ethanol Application Package
15 Ord, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package
14 KAAPA Ethanol, LLC Minden, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package
13 Flint Hills Resources (former Hawkeye Renewables, LLC) Iowa Falls, IA Corn Ethanol Application Package
12 01/12/2011 US Energy Partners LLC (White Energy) Hereford, TX Sorghum/Corn Ethanol Revised Application Package
11 Plainview, TX Sorghum/Corn Ethanol Application Package
10 Russell, KS Sorghum/Wheat Slurry/Corn Application Package
9 01/10/2011 Clean Energy Ehrenberg, AZ Liquefied Natural Gas Application Package
8 Conestoga (Bonanza BioEnergy, LLC) Garden City, KS Sorghum/Corn Ethanol Application Package
7 Conestoga (Arkalon Ethanol LLC) Liberal, KS Sorghum/Corn Ethanol Application Package
6 12/14/2010 LouisDreyfus Commodities - Elk Horn Valley Norfolk, NE Corn Ethanol Revised 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)
5 Green Plains  Central City, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package 
4 Lakota, NE Corn Ethanol Application Package
3 Trinidad Bulk Traders Limited (TBTL) Trinidad and Tobago Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Dehydration Application Package
2 POET 13 subpathways for multiple plants Corn Ethanol Application Package
1 Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) 8 subpathways for Columbus, NE Corn Ethanol 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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