Oregon Clean Fuel Program (CFP)
The Clean Fuels Program (CFP) is a program administered by ODEQ and is aimed at reducing the lifecycle carbon intensity (CI) of the transportation fuels that Oregon uses. The program measures the total emissions per unit of energy for many different fuels, defines the ‘fuel pathway’ for each type of fuel, which describes how each fuel is made and delivered to Oregon for use in vehicles, and assigns a unique carbon intensity value to each fuel pathway. Deficits are generated when the carbon intensity of a specific fuel exceeds the clean fuel standard in a given year. Credits are generated when the carbon intensity of a specific fuel is lower than the clean fuel standard in a given year.
The Clean Fuel Standard
The clean fuel standards are the annual average carbon intensity that a regulated party must comply with. There is a standard for gasoline and gasoline substitutes and one for diesel and diesel substitutes. The baseline year for the program is 2015 and represents 10 percent ethanol blended with gasoline and 5 percent biodiesel blended with diesel. The rule requires a 10 percent reduction in average carbon intensity from 2015 levels by 2025.
Benefits to Our Client Benefits of Opting into the CFP Program
By opting into the CFP program and providing electricity as transportation fuel, the electricity providers can earn an CFP credit for each metric ton of CO2 equivalent (MTCO2e) emissions avoided through the use of electricity. The credits will have a monetary value and may be sold to regulated parties who must offset deficits created by their supply of fuels with CIs that exceed the CFP standards.
Who Can Opt into the CFP Program?
SCT will partner with our client companies and work with our partners and service providers to:
Under the CFP program for electricity used as a transportation fuel, the entities that are eligible to generate CFP credits include:
- Electric Vehicle Service Provider (EVSP) for public charging
- Electric Vehicle (EV) fleet operator
- Electric forklift fleet operator
Where can one learn more about the CFP program?
For information about the Clean Fuels Program, go to the program webpage at:
You can find information about the performance of the program including quarterly data summaries and monthly credit transfer reports, and guidance documents for various issues.