Atlantic Council: Low-Carbon Fuel Innovation and the California Policy Environment

September 20, 2018

The transportation sector, and particularly aviation and maritime transport, pose unique challenges in the transition to lower-carbon energy sources. However, California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard has ushered in significant investment and innovation and the state is leading the way in advanced fuels.

In an interview with Randolph Bell, director of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, E James Macias, chief executive officer of Fulcrum BioEnergy, discussed how California’s consistent, forward-looking policy environment has turned it into world leader in clean innovation.

Q: First of all, what does Fulcrum BioEnergy do?

Macias: Fulcrum has developed a process to turn household garbage or municipal solid waste into low-carbon renewable transportation fuels: jet fuel and diesel fuel.