Low Carbon Fuel Standard Life Cycle Analysis Workgroup

This page last reviewed March 28, 2011

Meetings, Activities, and Workshops
January 20, 2010 Public workshop to discuss information on the formation of an expert workgroup to assist in refining and improving the land use and indirect effect analysis of transportation fuels regulated under the LCFS.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building Room: Sierra Hearing Room
1001 I St.  Sacramento CA, 95814  (This meeting will be webcast )
  • Workshop Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-255k)
  • To participate via phone: Dial-in number:1-800-593-0735 (for domestic) and 1-773-756-4813 (for international) and give
    the participant code, 10271, and leader name John Courtis.
  • For those attending in person: Due to the small size of the group, we will not have a sign in at the lobby.  Please bring your business card and sign up in the meeting. 
  • Presentation and documents: 
    • Draft Establishing New Fuel Pathways under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard  Procedures and Guidelines for Regulated Parties (PDF-164k)
    • Draft LCFS Sustainability Workplan (PDF-41k) 
    • ARB Staff Presentation Hand Out (PDF-173k) - For Printing (PDF-209k)
January 30, 2009 Public Meeting to discuss the updates of the draft LCFS, the fuel pathways, and the economic and environmental impact analyses . The meeting will be held at:

Time : 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location : Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Coastal Hearing
1001 "I" St - Sacramento CA 95814 - (This meeting will be webcast) (Please email your comment or question to coastal@calepa.ca.gov)
  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-152k)
  • Revised Meeting Agenda (PDF-11k)
  • Revision to the Draft LCFS Regulation(PDF-110k)
  • ARB Staff Presentations:
  • Other Presentations:
    • "Treatment of Time in Lifecycle Analysis"by Union of Concerned Scientists (PDF-29k)
    • "Assessment of Direct and Indirect GHG Emissions Associated with Petroleum Fuels"by Life Cycle Associates, LLC  (on behalf of the New Fuels Alliance) (PDF-140k)
    • "Comments on ARB's Indirect Land Use Technical Considerations" by Renewable Fuels Association (PDF-21k)
December 2, 2008

Public Meeting to discuss the LCFS environmental and economic analyses, update to the draft regulatory language, and fuel lifecycle pathways. The meeting will be held at:

Time : 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location : Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Sierra Auditorium
1001 "I" St - Sacramento CA 95814 - (This meeting will be webcast )

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-147k)
  • Staff Contact for the LCFS Regulations (PDF-11k)
  • ARB Staff Documents:
    • Changes to the Draft Regulation for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (PDF-196k) (as of December 1, 2008)
    • Proposed Economic Analysis for the LCFS (PDF-35k)
    • Proposed Environmental Analysis Workplan for the LCFS (PDF-30k)
  • ARB Staff Presentations:
  • Other Presentations:
    • "Comments on ARB October 16 Land Use Emission Estimates" by Air Improvement Resource (on behalf of Renewable Fuels Association ) (PDF-21k)
    • "A Discussion of Indirect Effects In General Terms" by New Fuels Alliance (PDF-361k)
October 16, 2008

Public Meeting to discuss the LCFS draft policy framework and the status to assess indirect land use impacts for alternative fuels. The meeting will be held at:

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 "I" St - Sacramento CA 95814 - (This meeting will be webcast )

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-148k)
  • Draft Regulation for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (PDF-200k) (as of October 16, 2008)
  • ARB Staff Presentations:
    • Low Carbon Fuel Standard Workshop: Review of the Draft Regulation (PDF-120k)
    • Life Cycle Analysis and Land Use Change Effects (PDF-97k)
    • Requirements for Multimedia Evaluation and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) (PDF-24k)
  • Supporting Document: "Supporting Documentation for the Draft Regulation for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard" (PDF-627k)
October 10, 2008

Cancellation of the meeting previously scheduled on October 10, 2008 to discuss questions and comments on the draft preliminary analysis released on September 9, 2008, which compares the full fuel-cycle Greenhouse Gas emission of CNG, LNG, and diesel. The draft was conducted as part of our effort to develop a LCFS regulation. The following documents are used in the draft analysis:

Staff is seeking comments about the above draft documents. Please submit your comments by October 24, 2008.

June 30, 2008

Public workshop to discuss topics concerning the development of staff's proposal for a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The Life cycle Analysis Working Group will be providing updates and seeking comments from stakeholders.

LCFS Life cycle Analysis Working Group 1

Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
Group Leader: Anil Prabhu
(916) 327-1501
Email: aprabhu@arb.ca.gov
Location : Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 "I" St - Sacramento CA 95814 - (This meeting will be webcast )

  • Recheduled Meeting Notice (PDF-85k)
  • Presentations:
    • ARB Staff: (PDF-115k)
    • U.S EPA: "Overview of EPA Life Cycle Modeling for EISA" (PDF-26k)
    • Purdue University: by Tom Hertel
      • "Implications of U.S Biofuels Production for Global Land Use" (PDF-2.08 mb)
      • "What is GTAP? (Global Trade Analysis Project)" (PDF-138k)
May 9, 2008

Public workshop to discuss topics concerning the development of staff's proposal for a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The Lifecycle Analysis Working Group and the Compliance and Enforcement Working Group will be providing updates and seeking comments from stakeholders.

1) LCFS Lifecycle Analysis Working Group 1
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m.
Group Leader: Anil Prabhu
(916) 327-1501
Email: aprabhu@arb.ca.gov


2) LCFS Compliance and Enforcement Working Group 2
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Jing Yuan
(916) 322-8875
Email: jyuan@arb.ca.gov

Location : Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Sierra Hearing Room
1001 "I" St - Sacramento CA 95814 - (This meeting will be webcast )

March 25, 2008

Public workshop to provide materials related to early draft regulatory language and information on fuel pathways of Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: California Energy Commission - Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth St - Sacramento CA 95814 - This meeting will be webcast

March 18, 2008

GREET Seminar presented by Michael Wang from Argonne National Laboratory .
Sponsored by the U.S Department of Energy (DOE).

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: ARB Monitoring and Laboratory Division
Room: Conference Room North - 1st floor
1927 13th St. - Sacramento - CA 95814
The venue and sign-up procedure for the seminar has been changed. 60 seats are available on the first come first serve basis . Please see the notice for the sign-up procedure (PDF-11k)

February 14, 2008

CA-GREET Model Training

Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: California Energy Commission - Hearing Room B
1516 Ninth St - Sacramento CA 95814

January 17, 2008

The working group meeting is scheduled as following:

LCFS Lifecycle Analysis Working Group 1
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Anil Prabhu
(916) 327-1501
Email: aprabhu@arb.ca.gov
Location : Cal/EPA Building - Room CR550 (5th Floor)
1001 I St - Sacramento - CA 95814

  • Meeting Notice (PDF-10k) - Agenda (PDF-9k)
  • GREET Training Agenda (PDF-90k)  
  • Co-product Credit draft spreadsheets provided by Life Cycle Associates
  • Land Use Impacts analysis by UC Berkeley  
    • Memorandum: RE: Greenhouse Gases Emissions from Indirect Land Use Change (PDF-43k)
    • Land Use Change Calculation spreadsheet (XLS-114k)
    • Presentation:  " Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Indirect Land Use Change"   - in color (PDF-278k) , in black and white (PDF-307k)
  • Possible Feedstock Fuel Pathways to be considered for the LCFS (PDF-124k)
  • Input Values of GREET Model currently used in AB-1007 Analysis for CaRFG (PDF-20k)
  • Presentations:
November 16, 2007

The third working group meetings are scheduled as following:

1) LCFS Policy & Regulatory Development Working Group 3
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m.
Group Leader: Christina Zhang-Tillman
(916) 324-0340
Email: czhangti@arb.ca.gov

2) LCFS Lifecycle Analysis Working Group 1
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Anil Prabhu
(916) 327-1501
Email: aprabhu@arb.ca.gov

Location : California Energy Commission - Room: Conference Room 1A
1516 Ninth St Sacramento CA 95814

Please note the following call-in procedure for these Working Groups:
Call-In: 800-988-9469
Participant Passcode: CARBON
Leader: JOHN COURTIS

  • Meeting Notice (PDF-10k) (This meeting will be webcast at the CEC website)
  • Draft ARB Consideration of Co-products in Lifecycle Analysis of Fuels (PDF-189k)
  • ARB Staff Presentations
  • Other Presentations
    • Shell Global Solutions:: "California Low Carbon Fuel Standard Discussion document : Coproducts" (PDF-124k)
    • Chevron: "A Little of A Lot: Stimulating Innovation in Fuel Technology Using the Market" (PDF-34k)
October 23, 2007

The second working group meetings are scheduled as following:

1) Lifecycle Analysis Working Group 1
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Group Leader: Anil Prabhu
(916) 327-1501
Email: aprabhu@arb.ca.gov

2) Compliance and Enforcement Working Group 2
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Group Leader: Jing Yuan
(916) 322-8875
Email: jyuan@arb.ca.gov

Location : California Energy Commission - Room: Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth St - Sacramento - CA 95814

Please note the following call-in procedure for these Working Groups:
Call-In: 800-369-1142
Participant Passcode: LIFECYCLE
Leader: ANIL PRABHU

October 4, 2007

The first working group meetings are scheduled as following:

1) Lifecycle Analysis Working Group
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Group Leader: Anil Prabhu
(916) 327-1501
Email: aprabhu@arb.ca.gov

2) Compliance and Enforcement Working Group
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Group Leader: Jing Yuan
(916) 322-8875
Email: jyuan@arb.ca.gov

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