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The Renewable Identification Number System and U.S. Biofuel Mandates

by Lihong McPhail, Paul Westcott, and Heather Lutman

Outlook No. (BIO-03) 24 pp, November 2011

This report provides an overview of how the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market works to ensure compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard provision of the Energy Independence and Security Act, as well as how RIN prices are determined and which factors influence their prices.

Keywords: Renewable Fuel Standard, RFS, RFS2, RenewabIe Identification Number, RIN, mandates, biofuels, feedstocks, ethanol, biodiesel, cellulosic

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Last updated: Saturday, May 26, 2012

For more information contact: Lihong McPhail, Paul Westcott, and Heather Lutman