Allocating GHG savings in oil refineries becomes interesting
ARB proposed a variety of approaches for the proposed “Refinery Investment Provisions” under the LCFS. One of the most interesting provisions relates to the allocation of credits to transport fuels. ARB proposed an allocation of emissions based on the volume of diesel and CARBOB divided by the total refinery volume. A number of allocation options are possible. For example, the allocation could be based on refinery energy output, it could follow the approach in the GREET model, or it could be based on a more detailed analysis of refinery flows. Life Cycle Associates has extensive experience in dealing with crude oil refining approaches and looks forward to evaluating the options for your process configuration.
ARB also announced that the Board Meeting on LCFS has been moved to February 19 and 20, 2015.