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RINs Behavior after EPA Rule Shows Ethanol-Biodiesel Relationship

Submitted by on December 9, 2015 – 11:10 amNo Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The release of the U.S. EPA’s final rulemaking for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) was a shock to the RINs market—the renewable identification numbers used by obligated parties to demonstrate compliance. Biodiesel, D4 RINs went up 30 percent and D6, dominated by first generation corn ethanol, increased more than 90 percent. University of Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good examined recent RINs trends in a FarmDocDaily post, RINs Gone Wild? (round 2)

“The market was apparently surprised by how much the final conventional ethanol mandates, particularly in 2016, breached the E10 blend wall,” the economists write. The final rulemaking “clearly signaled that the EPA is serious about getting ‘the RFS back on track,’ and it would not be surprising if the EPA set the conventional ethanol mandate at the statutory level of 15.0 billion gallons as soon as 2017.” The market reaction indicates an expectation that instead of having an ample supply of RINs to demonstrate compliance, they might be exhausted in a matter of months. The gap would need to be filled through higher ethanol blends or biodiesel and renewable diesel. READ MORE

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