Clean Fuels and State Affairs

Enhancing State Policies for a Growing Clean Fuels Market

Clean Fuels Alliance America serves its members in regulatory and legislative issues at both the state and federal levels. Our dedicated state regulatory team advocates for enhanced state policies and initiatives to meet the needs of a growing clean fuels market.

Low-Carbon Fuel Programs

Biodiesel and renewable diesel are available today and fit in existing infrastructure. Combined, they are generating the majority of carbon reductions in state programs designed to reduce emissions from transportation.

Biodiesel Blend Standards

Clean Fuels supports requirements for blending biodiesel in transportation or heating to ensure environmental benefits and markets for fuels produced in-state.

Tax Incentives

Clean Fuels advocates for state-level incentives that support homegrown production of biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel.

Low-Carbon Feedstocks

Clean Fuels works to ensure that animal fats and oilseed crops are recognized as low-carbon feedstocks.

  • Nebraska

  • Texas

    Infograph: Among U.S. states, Texas
    ranks second in both biodiesel and renewable diesel production.

  • Washington

    Infograph: Washington’s Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) requires fuel suppliers to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels
    to 20% below 2017 levels by 2038.

  • California  

    Infograph: Biomass-based diesel's share
    of California's diesel fuel market reached 45.5% in 2022

  • Connecticut

    Infograph: Connecticut's heating oil
    must contain a growing percentage of
    biodiesel -- reaching 50% in 2035.

  • Illinois

    Infograph: Illinois is a top producer and consumer of biodiesel and a top grower of soybeans.

  • Indiana

    Infograph: According to a recent study, a tax incentive for biodiesel blends could increase Indiana’s
    use of homegrown biodiesel by 5.6 million gallons per year.

  • Iowa

    Infograph: Iowa biodiesel production
    increased to 349 million gallons
    in 2022.

  • Louisiana

    Infograph: Soybeans were Louisiana's top crop in 2022.

  • Massachusetts

    Infograph: By 2023, Massachusetts will
    implement a long-term declining
    emissions cap on heating fuels.

  • Michigan

    Infograph: A statewide renewable fuel standard would drastically increase Michigan’s potential demand for biodiesel blends and eventually reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 1.4 million metric tons per year.

  • Minnesota

    Infograph: Minnesota was the first state to require biodiesel use. It is a top producer of biodiesel and grower of soybeans.

  • Missouri

    Infograph: Missouri’s 247 million gallon/year capacity represents roughly 10 percent of total U.S. biodiesel production capacity.

  • New York

    Infograph: New York State requires
    increasing biodiesel blends in home heating oil: 20% by July 2030.

  • Ohio

    Infograph: Ohio is among the top 10 states in soybean production and biodiesel use.

  • Oregon

    Infograph: In 2022, biodiesel and renewable diesel met 14.3% of Oregon's diesel fuel demand.

  • Rhode Island

    Infograph: Rhode Island requires blends of 5% biodiesel or renewable diesel in all heating oil for residential, commercial, or industrial uses. The requirement increases to 50% in 2030.

Clean Fuels’ state regulatory team, stationed in Jefferson City, Missouri, Sacramento and Boston, works diligently to inform members on pending state legislation, regulatory proceedings and other efforts.

For more information about Clean Fuels advocacy in your state, please contact one of our state affairs representatives:

Floyd Vergara, Director of State Governmental Affairs
(916) 760-8870

Stephen Dodge, Director of State Regulatory Affairs
(978) 267-3020

Jeff Earl, Director of State Regulatory Affairs
(800) 841-5849