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    California Adopts Landmark Low Carbon Fuel Standard Source: NGVAmerica Friday, 24 April 2009 00:00 USA, California
    California Air Resources Board (CARB) has voted 9-1 to approve the country's first low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) for transportation fuels. The regulation when fully implemented is expected to result in annual reductions of 16 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions and lead to the increased use of alternative fuels. The regulation takes effect beginning in 2011 and requires fuel providers over time to reduce the carbon content of the fuels they supply. When fully phased in, the regulations require a 10-percent reduction in the carbon content of fuels.
    Read more... California Energy Commission to Spend $43 million for NGVs over two years Source: NGV Global Wednesday, 22 April 2009 00:00 USA, Sacramento, CA

    The California Energy Commission (CEC) has legislated to change the face of California's fuel and vehicle types by adopting the state's first transportation Investment Plan. The Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) has allocated $176 million over the next two years to stimulate green transportation projects and encourage innovation to help meet the state's aggressive climate change policies. Of the sum, $43 million will be invested to help advance the introduction of natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

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    How Is California Spending Its Advanced Fuel Technology Budget?

    Michael Bates 01 May 2012
    Last week, the California Energy Commission (CEC) released its fiscal-year 2012-2013 investment plan for the state's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), which reflects continued financial support for advanced transportation initiatives.

    The program, which was enacted by California lawmakers in 2007, leverages a $100 million annual budget to support an aggressive goal: to increase the use of alternative fuels in transportation to 26% of all fuel consumed by 2022. Right now, that figure stands at 4%.

    Since the program's inception, the CEC has invested more than $200 million in alternative fuel technologies, and another $150 million from fiscal years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 is in the queue to be deployed...

    ...projects related to hydrogen have received the lion's share of ARFVTP funding to date...

    CEC has proposed that funding be eliminated for propane and biodiesel fueling infrastructure, and total funds directed toward E85 and natural gas fueling infrastructure projects have been reduced to $1.5 million each.

    However, supporting the deployment of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) themselves is still a key priority for the CEC, with $12 million being proposed to bolster such projects. More than $35 million of ARFVTP funding has already been aimed at NGV deployment, compared to $5.7 million for propane vehicles (plus another $2 million in 2012-2013) and $4 million for medium- and heavy-duty EVs (which are no longer being funded).


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      Iogen for Biomass Magazine Dec 04, 2019 - Dairy manure RNG project begins operations in Oregon

      Iogen Corp. would like to congratulate Threemile Canyon Farms and Equilibrium for the successful opening and operation of Oregon's only dairy manure RNG production facility.

      The facility, located near Boardman, Oregon, uses the manure from 33,000 dairy cows to feed an anaerobic digester system followed by a biogas clean-up system that injects RNG into the natural gas grid. The $55 million project began injecting RNG into the grid in July of 2019 and the RNG is currently being used as transportation fuel in California.

      Under a 10-year agreement, Iogen is managing the monetizing of D3 RINs under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard and LCFS Credits under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard program.