LCFS Calculator

The Low Carbon Fuel Standard is designed to decrease the carbon intensity of California's transportation fuel pool and provide an increasing range of low-carbon and renewable alternatives, which reduce petroleum dependency and achieve air quality benefits.

The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is administered by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Participation requires registration, which entities can do so here. The LCFS program is set to continue through at least 2030.

The calculation below is based on the methodology provided by CARB, which assumes a decreasing carbon intensity of fossil fuels. This tool makes no assumptions about a similar decreasing carbon intensity of the California Grid, therefore it is recommended to use the results of 2021 for a typical year.

The calculation below also assumes a flat LCFS credit price of $71. This value is not guaranteed going forward and can change at any time. See the latest LCFS credit prices here. A single LCFS credit represents 1 metric ton of carbon, and credit prices are often referred to as $ ___ /MT (dollars per metric ton).

Low Carbon Fuel Standard


100,000 kWh; equivalent of 2,677 gallons of diesel

Carbon neutral generation creates more LCFS credits. Carbon neutrality can be acheived with clean on-site generation or Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).

Estimated LCFS Revenues