EPA: 32.61 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

By Erin Voegele | April 23, 2019

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that nearly 1.59 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 32.61 million cellulosic RINs.

According to the data, more than 32.18 million D3 cellulosic RINs were generated in March. More than 21.61 million D3 RINs were generated for renewable compressed natural gas, with 20.82 million of those RINs generated by domestic producers and 785,481 generated by importers. An additional 5.92 million D3 RINs were generated for renewable liquefied natural gas, including 4.04 million generated by domestic producers and 1.88 generated by importers. Finally, 4.66 million D3 RINs were generated for cellulosic ethanol, including 4.26 million generated by importers and 396,377 generated by domestic producers.

Nearly 64.72 million D3 RINs were generate during the first three months of the year. This includes 46.06 million RINs generated for renewable compressed natural gas, with 44.22 million of that volume generated by domestic producers and 1.83 million generated by importers. Approximately 12.44 million D3 RINs were generated for renewable liquefied natural gas were generated during the first quarter of 2019, including 8.55 million generated by domestic producers and 3.89 million generated by importers. More than 6.22 million D3 RINs were generated for ethanol during the three month period, including 4.26 million generated by importers and 1.96 million generated by domestic producers.

According to the EPA, 423,217 D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated in March, all for cellulosic heating oil by importers.

For the first quarter of the year, D7 RIN generation reached 797,707, all of which were generated for cellulosic heating oil by importers.

Nearly 17.45 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in March, with 8.61 million of that volume generated for ethanol, including 6.51 million generated by importers and 2.1 million generated by domestic producers. An additional 4.39 million D5 RINs were generated for nonester renewable diesel, all by domestic producers. Nearly 2.91 million D5 RINs were generated for naphtha by domestic producers, with 1.05 million generated for LPG by domestic producers, 481,106 generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers, and 10,859 generated for renewable compressed natural gas by domestic producers.

During the first quarter of 2019, more than 38.08 million D5 RINs were generated, including 13.45 million that were generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers. During the three-month time period, 12.76 million D5 RINs were generated for ethanol, including 6.51 million generated by importers and 6.23 million generated by domestic producers. More than 9.22 million D5 RINs were generated for naphtha by domestic producers during the quarter, along with 1.55 million generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers, 1.05 million generated for LPG by domestic producers and 43,226 generated for renewable compressed natural gas by domestic producers.

Nearly 1.21 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in March, with more than 1.18 billion of that volume generated for ethanol. Of the volume of D6 RINs generated for ethanol during the month, 1.82 billion were generated by domestic producers, with 981,894 generated by importers. Nearly 23.29 million D6 RINs were also generated for nonester renewable diesel during the month, all by foreign entities.

During the first three months of the year, total D6 RIN generation reached 3.57 billion. That volume includes 3.51 billion RINs generated for ethanol, with 3.5 billion of that volume generated by domestic producers and 2.94 million generated by importers. Approximately 63.01 million D6 RINs were generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities during the quarter, along with 16,767 RINs generated by biodiesel by domestic producers.

More than 328.44 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in March. Most of those RINs, 239.55 million, were generated for biodiesel, including 221.47 million generated by domestic producers and 18.08 million generated by importers. Approximately 88.6 million D4 RINs were also generated for nonester renewable diesel during the month, including 55.87 million generated by domestic producers and 32.73 million generated by foreign entities. EPA data shows 294,305 D4 RINs were generated for renewable jet fuel in March, all by domestic producers.

During the first quarter of 2019, more than 885.67 million D4 RINs were generated. This includes 611.21 million generated for biodiesel, including 58.96 million by domestic producers and 52.25 million by importers. D4 RIN generation during the three-month period also included 273.55 million for nonester renewable diesel, including 177.13 million generated by domestic producers and 96.42 million generated by foreign entities. According to the EPA, 905,887 D4 RINs were generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers during the quarter, along with 7,704 D4 RINs generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers.

According to EPA data, more than 4.56 billion RINs were generated during the first quarter of 2019, equating to nearly 4.21 billion gallons of renewable fuel.

Additional data is available on the EPA’s website