What do RIN experts do? A Renewable Identification Number (or RIN) is a serial number assigned to the volume of a batch of biofuel for the purpose of tracking its production, transfers, trading, and ultimate use or retirement. This is required by the U.S. EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) which was implemented as a result of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
RIN consultants or RIN experts are those with a background in enforcement or compliance with RFS, RINS, and likely the Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS), and the attendant regulations of each. These experts can do such things as assist in the determination of the RIN “equivalence value” and can show you how to maximize that value. The RIN expert can help outline a strategy for an obligated party to bank excess RINs, or go short on RINs based on price expectations. These experts can also show clients how to separate a RIN without blending the renewable fuel. Often the creation and sale of RINs is the deciding factor in a project’s viability, so it is important to get expert advice as early as possible.
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See also: Low Carbon Fuel Standards.