Crimson Renewable Energy, LLC Settlement
Crimson Renewable Energy, LLC Settles For $100,350
In September 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) reached a settlement with Crimson Renewable Energy, LLC (Crimson), with its principal location in Denver, Colorado for the company’s violation of CARB’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation (LCFS Regulation), as specified in California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 95494 et seq.
During an onsite inspection, CARB staff discovered that Crimson submitted quarterly fuel reports that deviated from the actual carbon intensity of the fuel reported. CARB documented violations as they related to the LCFS Regulation. To settle the case, Crimson agreed to the penalty of approximately $6,690 for each of the fifteen (15) incomplete or inaccurate quarterly reports, for a total penalty of $100,350.
Of the total settlement amount, the civil penalty amount of $50,175 will be deposited into CARB’s Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve California's air quality. The remaining settlement amount will fund two Supplemental Environment Projects (SEPs): Fresno TREES Phase 4 – Malaga Recreation Park will receive $14,987.50, and New Voices are Rising: Air Quality Week, will receive $35,187.50.
Crimson fully cooperated with CARB in the resolution of this matter and worked with its partners to retire 2,023 credits erroneously generated as a result of the company’s misreporting. Crimson is now in compliance with CARB’s LCFS Regulation.