Potential low carbon fuel supply to the Pacific Coast region of North America

Pacific-NW_coast_studyThis study by E4tech and ICCT investigated the potential to meet the fuel carbon goals for four jurisdictions of the Pacific Coast region, simultaneously. California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, British Columbia’s Low Carbon Fuel requirements and Oregon and Washington’s proposed Clean Fuel Standards all seek to reduce the carbon intensity of transport fuels over time. The study presents eight scenarios with varying amounts of low carbon fuels that could be used to meet the fuel requirements in the different jurisdiction, concluding that the fuel targets could be met by a variety of combinations of conventional and advanced biofuels and electric and natural gas vehicles, without the need for any dramatic breakthrough in any one particular technology.

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