How to Register a New Renewable Fuel Producer for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
To participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program and generate Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), renewable fuel producers must meet the registration requirements in Title 40 CFR Part 80. Producers should use this page in conjunction with the regulations, not in lieu of reading the regulations.
Follow these steps to register a renewable fuel producer:
|Step||Registration Requirements||Additional Information|
Review the following sections of the regulations to ensure your company can meet the qualifications of RFS:
Renewable fuel must meet the following requirements to be registered under RFS:
For more information on fuel pathways, see: Fuel Pathways
To register to produce renewable fuel from biogas, review these specific regulations to ensure your company can meet the qualifications of RFS:
Register your fuel or fuel additive under Title 40 CFR Part 79.
|4||Assemble all documents required under §80.1450(b)(1).|
|5||Obtain an engineering review conducted by a third-party independent professional engineer per §80.1450(b)(2). The engineer must verify and explain how they evaluated the accuracy of all materials assembled by the producer per §80.1450(b)(1).||
Read the following guidance on items the engineer must verify:
|6**||Foreign renewable fuel producers who opt to generate RINs, as opposed to having a U.S. importer generate RINs, must submit additional documentation and provide a monetary bond per §80.1466.||Send an email to FuelsProgramSupport@epa.gov|
|7||How to Register a New Company Under Title 40 CFR Part 80 in OTAQREG (PDF)(15 pp, 1 MB, December 2020, EPA-420-B-20-058, About PDF)|
|8||Submit the engineering review and materials required under §80.1450(b)(1) to EPA.|
Once materials have been submitted, check the status of your request.
* Applies to fuel produced from biogas only.
** Applies to foreign renewable fuel producers only.