Organizations face significant operational challenges when they transition to renewable fuels. State and national regulations add regulatory complexity to operational challenges by introducing compliance requirements requiring thoughtful navigation.
The shift to renewable fuels requires organizations to navigate operational challenges, including public perceptions, political sensitivities, technical limitations, and financial impediments. Renewable fuels can be thought of as green molecules used to carry energy. These green molecule energy sources include green hydrogen, biofuels, biogas from landfills, and wastewater treatment operations. Green hydrogen from renewable electric sources, for example, may provide fuel for electric grid reliability and transportation. Renewable fuels are an integral component of the global shift toward energy integration.
State rules, such as the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and the renewable identification numbers (RINs) credit system within U.S. EPA's renewable fuel standard (RFS) program, promote renewable fuels and reduce emissions. Geosyntec practitioners guide our clients through the rules and regulations as partners with our clients to assist with smart solutions and best practices including maximizing RINs, the credits used for compliance within the RFS program.
Organizations retain Geosyntec to support them through the renewable fuel transition process. We help our clients accurately quantify energy consumption and conduct feasibility studies to evaluate potential renewable fuel and renewable energy technologies. Our practitioners help clients understand the energy potential of a site and make alternative fuel recommendations in alignment with the renewable energy sources and technologies available. For example, we can offer our clients comprehensive landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) services, including LFG projections and the evaluation of the economic viability of LFGTE options. Environmental permitting and project management are related services we provide to clients interested in incorporating renewable fuels.
Clients come to us to lead projects and develop transition phases and timelines. The active deployment of new energy and fuel systems, when strategically planned, can be implemented, and have minimal impact on facilities, operations, stakeholders, and operating costs. Geosyntec practitioners assist clients with timing calculations for cost-effective renewable fuel implementation. Our renewable fuels knowledge and the site-specific evaluations we conduct help clients schedule deployment to minimize disruption.
Our renewable fuel practitioners are dedicated to partnering with our clients to find the best renewable fuel options available for their specific needs. We work with private and public sector organizations to address new renewable fuel ventures and complex problems involving fuel sourcing, renewable fuel and environmental permitting, and the integration of new renewable fuel systems. As part of our consultation services, our clients also access our team of experienced renewable fuel scientists, renewable fuel thought leaders, and experienced energy transition environmental scientists.