Regulatory Compliance

Community Fuels’ commitment to compliance reduces regulatory risk for our customers.

The biodiesel industry is complex and businesses involved in any aspect of the industry must understand and manage a complex web of regulatory and compliance variables.  Significant value may be realized through the proper management of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) generated under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard and Carbon Intensity (CI) credits generated under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard.  However, these regulations are complex and the financial value of these credits must be evaluated with a full understanding and analysis of the regulatory risks involved.

These regulations cover a broad spectrum including:

– complex eligibility requirements for feedstock type, country of origin and processing techniques,
– detailed analysis of biodiesel production techniques, the energy used and yields achieved,
– fuel quality,
– co-product streams,
– all transportation of raw materials and finished goods,
– rules regarding the blending, marketing and retail sale of biodiesel,
– the end-use of certain biodiesel blends,
– state and country export limitations, and
– strict rules regarding RIN generation and separation.

The regulatory and compliance variables differ by country, state and, in some cases, by region within a state.  California is one of the most complex, dynamic and challenging regions for biodiesel regulations. 

Community Fuels works with our feedstock suppliers, our production team, our accounting and audit teams, and our customers to comply with a wide range of regulations.  We also participate in the invitation-only Biodiesel Technical Work Group to understand the anticipated changes to the biodiesel fuel quality standards to assist us in making production modifications to meet fuel standards expected in the future.

Rely upon the experience of Community Fuels, one of the largest continuously operating advanced biofuels producers in the Western U.S.  We have first hand experience complying with the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting, California Division of Measurement Standards and the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard. We are committed to maintaining a current and comprehensive understanding of the dynamic regulations impacting our industry.  Importantly, our commitment to compliance reduces regulatory risk for our customers.