EPA: More than 1 million cellulosic RINs generated in January

By Erin Voegele | February 22, 2018

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that approximately 1.52 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 1 million cellulosic RINs.

According to the EPA, 956,855 D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in January, including 760,163 for ethanol, 10,512 for renewable compressed natural gas and 186,180 for renewable liquefied natural gas. All 956,855 D3 RINs were generated domestically.

The EPA’s data also shows 49,276 D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated in January, all for cellulosic heating oil by importers.

Approximately 5.74 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated during the first month of the year, including 2.14 million for ethanol, 2.63 million for naptha, 422,563 for heating oil, and 547,014 for non-ester renewable diesel. All 5.74 million D5 RINs were generated domestically.

More than 1.28 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in January, including 1.26 billion for ethanol and 27.38 million for nonester renewable diesel. Approximately 1.26 billion D6 RINs were generated domestically, with 1.01 million generated by importers and 27.38 million generated by foreign entities.

Nearly 231.3 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated during the first month of the year, including 181.68 million for biodiesel, 49.4 million for nonester renewable diesel and 233,543 for renewable jet fuel.  Nearly 188.68 million D4 RINs were generated domestically, with 15.93 million generated by importers and 26.69 million generated by foreign entities.

As of the end of the month, the EPA estimates that 1.52 billion RINs have been generated so far this year, with 37.78 million retired, 47.26 million locked and available and 1.44 billion unlocked and available.