Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Low Carbon Fuel Standard

We are accredited for the new California LCFS verification program and has staff with years of biogas and biofuel experience.

We are accredited for the new California LCFS verification program and has staff with years of biogas and biofuel experience.


Low Carbon Fuels Standards are designed to decrease the carbon intensity of transportation fuels as compared to conventional petroleum fuels. Examples of alternative fuels include compressed natural gas vehicles and electric vehicles. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) LCFS program wwas mandated in 2007 and was the first of its kind in the world. The CARB LCFS officially began in 2011 and has been extended through 2030.

Low Carbon Fuel Standard


The LCFS standards are expressed in terms of the “carbon intensity” (CI) of typical fuels (gasoline and diesel). Each substitute fuel also calculates a CI based on its “life cycle” GHG emissions. This life cycle assessment includes GHG emissions from the production, transportation, and use of fuel. Low carbon fuels with CI scores below the current CI benchmark generate credits, while fuels above the CI benchmark generate deficits, both noted in metric tons of GHG emissions.


Ruby Canyon, and now TÜV SÜD, has been an accredited verification body under the LCFS verification program since its inception. We have multiple staff members that are accredited and can provide the following LCFS verification services:

  • Fuel Pathway Applications and Fuel Pathway Reports
  • Quarterly Fuel Transactions Reports for Alternative Fuels

We are highly experienced working with CARB regulators. We are also an accredited verification body for CARB’s Mandatory GHG Reporting program and their Compliance Offsets Program. To date, our team has conducted over 300 verifications within these programs giving us valuable experience with CARB’s expectations for verification services.


While Ruby Canyon has years of experience with a variety of alternative transportation fuels, one specific area of expertise is biogas projects. We have over a decade of experience with a wide array of biogas capture projects located at landfills, livestock operations and wastewater facilities – having conducted over 300 carbon offset verifications for these facilities across the U.S.

Our experience provides us with an understanding of all necessary components for these types of LCFS projects, including:

  • Baseline conditions
  • GHG quantification and methodologies
  • Monitoring equipment
  • QA/QC procedures
  • End-use technologies (pipeline, RNG, EVs)

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Airport Carbon Accreditation


We have ICAO-approved verifiers for airline reporting verifications under CORSIA as well as accredited verifiers for the Airport Carbon Accreditation program.

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Forest Carbon

Forest Carbon

We verify forestry projects in the California compliance offset program as well as voluntary programs throughout North & South America.

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GHG Reporting Assurance

Since 2011, Ruby Canyon ensures carbon footprint transparency, offering GHG assurance, goal-setting, and verification for diverse sectors and global compliance programs.

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Carbon Markets

Accredited across major voluntary and compliance programs, we excel in diverse project types.

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