Increased Soybean Oil Demand Expected by Biofuel Industry

Increased Soybean Oil Demand Expected by Biofuel Industry

 

Soybean Oil Accounted for 47% of Biomass-Based Diesel Feedstock in 2021

Renewable identification numbers (RINs) are credits used for compliance in the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and are the “currency” of the program.

The proposed renewable volume obligation (RVO) for biomass-based diesel blending is 2.43 billion gallons for 2021, increasing to 2.76 billion gallons for 2022. Soybean oil is the most used feedstock in the production of biomass-based diesel, accounting for 47 percent of the feedstocks used in 2021 biomass-based diesel production, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

With RVO compliance increasing in 2022, demand for soybean oil is expected to rise. The USDA’s EPA Moderated Transaction System (EMTS) data shows 2021 biomass-based diesel blending generated 1.4 billion soybean oil-based biodiesel RINs and 292 million soybean oil based renewable diesel RINs. 

Converting RINs to gallons shows 1.13…

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