Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

Verification and Validation under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Lead Verifiers

SCS Global Services is approved and accredited by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to help companies comply with California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). We provide fuel pathway validations, annual verifications of fuel pathway reports, annual verifications of quarterly fuel transportation reports, and quarterly reviews of fuel transaction reports. SCS’s LCFS team is quickly approaching 20 lead verifiers that have direct experience in multiple biofuel industries (includes ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable natural gas), which includes cycle emission, fuel production, process engineering, feedstock management, and more.

Why Choose SCS?

SCS has been providing high-quality verification of biofuel and alternative fuel supply chains for over five years and has more than 25 years of experience in agriculture, greenhouse gas, and forestry certification. In addition to LCFS, SCS verifies sustainable supply chains under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Bonsucro Certification (Better Sugarcane Initiative) and Colombian biofuel program (Resolution 1962).

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  • Fuel Pathways & Projects
  • Validation Process
  • Benefits
  • Program Documents

SCS will review Tier 1 fuel pathway applications and annual reports under LCFS including:

  • Starch and Fiber Ethanol
  • Sugarcane-derived Ethanol
  • Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel
  • LNG and L-CNG from North American Natural Gas
  • Biomethane from North American Landfills
  • Biomethane from Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater Sludge
  • Biomethane from Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste
  • Biomethane from Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy and Swine Manure
  • Other Tier 2 fuel pathways

Other SCS LCFS projects include:

  • Quarterly Fuel Transactions Reports
  • Quarterly and Annual Crude Oil Volume Reports (MCON)
  • Refinery Investment Credit
  • Low-Complexity or Low-Energy-Use (LC/LEU) Refinery Reports
  • Innovative Crude Project
  • Renewable Hydrogen Refinery Credit
  • Carbon Capture and Sequestration

1. Scoping and Project Initiation

  • Client submits application and requests a quote for validation
  • SCS confirms the project scope and provides the client a no-obligation price quote
  • Client signs Work Order and returns to SCS to begin the validation process
  • SCS prepares validation plan and sampling plan

2. Onsite Audit

  • SCS reviews client documentation prior to the on-site assessment
  • SCS auditor conducts an onsite assessment of client operations
  • SCS drafts validation report and provides client with a report of findings

3. Corrective Actions

  • Client responds to any necessary corrective actions
  • SCS reviews and verifies the corrective actions

4. Validation Report and Statement

  • SCS completes validation report and validation statement
  • Independent reviewer reviews the evidence and findings
  • SCS finalizes the validation report and validation statement and submits to CARB
  • SCS can also provide client marketing support

5. Timeline:

Certification takes on average 3 months to complete from signed Work Order through to final decision. The timeline may depend on when an onsite audit is scheduled.

SCS Advantage

  • Streamlined and responsive service from an experienced certification team
  • Over 20 years of fuel consulting and verification experience
  • Knowledgeable audit team including experts in life cycle emission modeling, fuel production and process engineering
File Name Document
Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) One Sheet English
Sustainable Low Carbon Fuel Services English   |   Spanish

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