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Gov Brown Extends CA Climate Goals

Sep 08, 2016
National Biodiesel Board comment on Governor Brown signing SB 32 to extend the state’s targets for emissions reductions targets to 2030.


 Contact: Kaleb Little

“California continues to demonstrate its leadership on climate issues with Governor Brown’s signing of SB 32 today.  The bill will ensure that the future of low carbon fuels in California remains bright. Biodiesel and renewable diesel are leading credit generators under the low carbon fuel standard and we expect their presence to continue growing with the expansion of this landmark policy. The Air Resources Board has done a tremendous job implementing the LCFS, and air quality for all Californian’s is better as a result,” said Shelby Neal, Director of State Governmental Affairs, National Biodiesel Board.

Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as soybean oil, recycled cooking oil and animal fats, biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines. It is the first and only commercial-scale fuel produced across the U.S. to meet the EPA’s definition as an Advanced Biofuel - meaning the EPA has determined that biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent when compared with petroleum diesel. Americans used nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel last year.

NBB is the U.S. trade association representing the biodiesel and renewable diesel industries, including producers, feedstock suppliers, and fuel distributors. A recent economic study found that the industry supports nearly 48,000 jobs nationwide.


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