November 12, 2021

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Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program is administered by the EPA to increase renewable fuel in the transportation sector. Current 2022 target calls for 36 Billion gallons RFS by 2022.

Renewable identification numbers (RIN) are tradable credits generated when a gallon of renewable fuel is produced. Cellulosic biofuel is classified as D-3 and advanced biofuel is assigned D-5.

Hydrogen has historically been used in industrial processes: oil refining, ammonia production, methanol production and steel production. Grey Hydrogen is typically produced and consumed on-site.

Currently hydrogen created from biogas pathways are classified as a D3 RIN. Although there is not a RIN for Blue or Green Hydrogen, Incorrys believes as regulations are developed, it can be used as a substitute for natural gas or as renewable gas.

To generate RINs, the renewable gas must be used for transportation purposes. However, RIN pricing is instructive for broader renewable gas markets being enacted by various states and provinces.

EPA conversion for biogas: 77,000 Btu = 1 gallon equivalent = 1 RIN.