Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment

Boosting Low-Carbon Biofuels in California - Legislative Lunch Briefing

Please Join us for an in-person briefing on the new report entitled "Planting Fuels: How California Can Boost Local, Low-Carbon Biofuel Production," released in December 2015


Boosting Low-Carbon Biofuels in California:
Legislative Lunch Briefing


Berkeley and UCLA Law released the new report Planting Fuels: How California Can Boost Local, Low-Carbon Biofuel Production in December 2015.  The report suggests policies that could boost local production of low-carbon biofuel, which can reduce emissions through shorter feedstock transportation routes, development of carbon reducing co-products like biochar compost, and reduced wildfire risk. Local production can provide jobs and revenue in otherwise economically challenged parts of the state, harvesting biofuel feedstocks from a variety of renewable sources, including corn, sugarcane and food waste, among others. 

Please join us for an in-person briefing on the report findings on Friday, January 22nd, from noon to 1:30pm.  Lunch will be served.  The event will feature the following speakers:

  • Lisa Mortenson, chief executive officer at Community Fuels
  • Tim Olson, energy and fuels program manager at the California Energy Commission
  • Cliff Rechtschaffen, senior adviser to Governor Brown
  • Floyd Vergara, industrial strategies division chief, California Air Resources Board


January 22, 2016, 12:00pm-1:30pm


Governor's Office Council Room, Capitol Building, Sacramento


Note: Space is limited.

Funding for this initiative generously provided by