PCD Credit: Renewable or Alternative Fueled On-Site Mobile Equipment

PCD Credit 1: Renewable or Alternative Fueled On-Site Mobile Equipment (1 point)



Reduce atmospheric emissions associated with disposal of solid waste and promote renewable and low-carbon intensity alternatives to non-renewable transportation fuels 

Local Government and Industry Requirements:

Demonstrate, on a percentage basis, the use of renewable or low-emission fuels in the vehicles/mobile equipment used on-site. The percentage of renewable or alternative fuel use can be determined on the basis of either the fraction of the vehicle/mobile equipment fleet or the fraction of annual miles traveled, or total fuel consumed.

Tier 1: (1 point)

Percentage of Alternative Fueled[1] on-site mobile equipment:

●      30 percent or more use of renewable fuels in onsite vehicles/mobile equipment or total fuel consumption utilizes alternative/low-carbon fuels.

●      60 percent or more from alternative/low-carbon intensity fuels of on site mobile equipment or total fuel consumption utilizes alternative/low-carbon fuels.

Potential Strategies

●      Utilize Electric equipment

●      Utilize landfill methane

●      Utilize natural gas

●      Utilize Digester methane      

●      Diesel Hybrids

●      Liquid fuels derived from solid waste

[1]Please see the Compliance Manual for full definitions. 

●       Renewable fuels are defined by the US EPA as “Biomass-based diesel [that] meet[s] a 50% lifecycle GHG reduction; Cellulosic biofuel [that is] produced from cellulose, hemicellulose, or lignin and…meet[s] a 60% lifecycle GHG reduction; Advanced biofuel [are] produced from qualifying renewable biomass (except corn starch) and…meet a 50% GHG reduction.” https://www.epa.gov/renewable-fuel-standard-program/overview-renewable-fuel-standard 

●       “Low carbon” fuels include landfill methane and corn-based ethanol.

●        “Alternative fuels include gaseous fuels such as hydrogen, natural gas, and propane; alcohols such as ethanol, methanol, and butanol; vegetable and waste-derived oils; and electricity. These fuels may be used in a dedicated system that burns a single fuel, or in a mixed system with other fuels including traditional gasoline or diesel, such as in hybrid-electric or flexible fuel vehicles.” https://www.epa.gov/renewable-fuel-standard-program/alternative-fuels

●       Liquid fuels derived from plastics that could otherwise be recovered for recycling do not count toward this credit.

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