Topics: Renewable Identification Number (RIN)

EPA Issues Final RIN Quality Assurance Program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final rule outlining a voluntary quality assurance program (QAP) to provide regulated parties a structured way to assure that Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) entering into the market are valid. More

EPA Proposes Adding Fuels Made From Landfill Biogas to Renewable Fuel Standard

A proposed U.S. EPA rule would greatly expand the number of advanced fuels that would be eligible to generate RINs. Responding to petitions from renewable fuel producers, EPA has proposed allowing renewable diesel, renewable naphtha, and renewable electricity (used in electric vehicles) produced from landfill gas to generate RINs under the federal renewable fuel standard. Also proposed to generate RINs are renewable compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas produced from landfill biogas. To be eligible, the landfill biogas must produce 60 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions over its lifecycle as compared to gasoline. More

NATSO Comments On EPA's Biodiesel RIN Quality Assurance Proposal

NATSO filed comments last week in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed biofuel Quality Assurance Program. More

EPA Inspector General Investigates Renewable Fuel Credit Trading Program

EPA Inspector General has launched an investigation to examine EPA's role in managing the renewable fuels credit trading program, which has been plagued by fraud. More

Refiners Ask EPA to Reconsider Biodiesel Volume Mandate

Last week U.S. refiners asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider its earlier rule boosting the volume of biodiesel to be produced in 2013 as part of the Renewable Fuels Standard. More

EPA Issues Draft Proposal To Ensure RIN Authenticity

EPA released a draft proposal last week designed to ensure that RINs are authentic. More

Reps. Olson and Blackburn Introduce Bill to Stop RIN Fraud

Two legislators introduce the “Stop RIN Fraud Act of 2012” (H.R. 6444). More

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