RINs are a type of credit provided as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (or RFS) program. These credits are used to prove that you’ve been making biofuel products in order to comply with the law and don’t have to make up the difference.

A company looking for credit is often referred to as an "obligated party" because they are obligated by federal law, and they will issue "RINs" against individual batches of fuel. This means that when a company has excess compliance credits or renewable identification numbers (including but not limited to RINs), it can sell their credits, and when one doesn't have enough, they can buy them.


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RFS: RIN records keep shattering

The cost of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance credits, specifically D6 renewable identification numbers (RINs), is out of control. Sales of D6 RINs for conventional ethanol recently registered above $1.90 (the highest trades in history).