Lifecycle Assessment and Support for Low Carbon Fuels

The push towards low carbon fuels is no longer a thing of the future but a reality of the present.  For all energy producers, this means that investing in a lower carbon future is critical.  Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) allows regulators to create programs that incentivizes overall emissions reduction of their transportation fuel pool and to compare different fuel producers and production technologies.  These assessments can also aid in providing a clear message to the public and investors regarding a company’s sustainability efforts and priorities and identify areas of success and opportunities for improvement.

At TRICORD, we are helping low carbon fuels producers to perform lifecycle assessment to calculate their product’s carbon intensity (CI) and enter incentivized compliance programs such as the California Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS), the Canadian Clean Fuels Standard (CFS), the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and more.  For companies who are still in the strategy phase, we perform calculation of overall carbon footprint as well as project evaluation to aid in making the best investment decisions.  We have also helped many companies to understand the cost and incentives of this new generation of fuels and advised on how best to navigate new and existing incentives programs.

Our renewables team has supported Lifecycle Assessment and application and ongoing compliance support for the following programs: 

  • California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) 
  • Canada Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) 
  • U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) 
  • U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
  • Washington Clean Fuels Program (CFP)
  • Oregon Clean Fuels Program (CFP) 

If you are looking for help with lifecycle assessment, carbon footprint analysis, renewable fuels compliance or just want to better understand the renewable fuels landscape, please contact our renewables lead, Hannah Losey P.E., at

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