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California Air Resources Board Appoints Propel Exec to Low Carbon Fuel Standard Advisory Panel

Jim Iacoponi to bring perspective of low carbon fuel consumers and fleets to policy discussion

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (February 15, 2011) – Propel Fuels (, a leading retailer of clean, renewable fuels, announced today that its Vice President of Operations Jim Iacoponi has been appointed to the Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) Advisory Panel of the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Alongside other distinguished members of the panel, Iacoponi will provide guidance to the Air Resources Board as they monitor and evaluate progress of the LCFS program. Propel is uniquely positioned to provide CARB with key insights into the fueling habits of low-carbon fuel consumers and fleets in order to better implement the state’s carbon reduction strategies.

“Through this panel, we aim to support CARB with market data and trends on the use of low-carbon fuels directly from our pumps and customers,” said Iacoponi. “This also provides an opportunity for all parts of this industry, from advanced fuel producers to vehicle manufacturers, to better align around California’s emissions reduction goals.”

Propel sources the cleanest, most sustainable fuels on the market that meet the company’s cost and quality targets. As commercial scale cellulosic facilities prepare to break ground in California, Propel’s fueling infrastructure is a critical link between California’s drivers and the next generation of low-carbon fuels.

CARB will hold the first meeting of the LCFS Advisory Panel on February 16 in Sacramento. The panel will review progress towards the LCFS targets, advise CARB’s Board of Directors on advances in fuels and production technology, vehicle technologies and availability, the program’s impact on the state’s fuel supplies, and other issues.

Propel continues to expand consumer access to renewable fuels as it builds out its network of fuel stations state-wide. Along with its current network of stations in the Bay Area and Sacramento, Propel has begun development of station locations in all major markets across California, with 200 stations expected over the next two years. More information on Propel locations is available at

About PropelPropel builds, owns and operates a network of Clean Fuel Points – green-built, self-serve filling stations providing convenient access to clean, American, renewable fuels. The company offers drivers and fleets a cleaner fuel choice that reduces carbon emissions, creates jobs and lowers America’s dependency on foreign oil. Propel has also developed CleanDrive™, the nation’s first integrated carbon emission reduction tracking platform. Propel operates a growing network of Clean Fuel Points in Washington State and California. More information is available at