Biofuels: Biomethane, Diesel Substitutes, Gasoline Substitutes

Transitioning to cleaner-burning, low-carbon biofuels is an important part of California’s efforts to meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, improve air quality, and reduce reliance on petroleum-based fuels. Through the Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), the California Energy Commission supports California’s transition to biofuels such as biomethane, diesel substitutes, and gasoline substitutes through investments in biofuel production and demonstration. The Energy Commission also supports development of technologies to produce these fuels from a variety of raw materials, called feedstocks, as well as the fueling infrastructure for these alternative fuels.

Diesel Substitutes


Gasoline Substitutes