EPA: 1.63 billion RINs generated in September

By Erin Voegele | October 20, 2020

The U.S. EPA released data in mid-October showing 1.63 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in September, up from 1.61 billion generated during the same month of last year.

More than 45.45 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in September, including 35.32 million generated for compressed renewable natural gas (RNG) by domestic producers, 7.23 million generated for liquefied RNG by domestic producers, 2.79 million generated for compressed RNG by importers, and 114,746 generated for cellulosic ethanol by domestic producers.

Total D3 RIN generation for the first three quarters of 2020 reached 322.22 million. That volume includes 245.76 million generated for compressed RNG by domestic producers, 52.13 million generated for liquefied RNG by domestic producers, 12.37 million generated for compressed RNG by importers, 10.32 million generated for liquefied RNG by importers, and 1.65 million generated for cellulosic ethanol by domestic producers.

Nearly 436.84 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in September, including 251.1 million generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, 89.2 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 76.21 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 19.72 million generated for biodiesel by importers, and 593,870 generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers.

Total D4 RIN generation for the first nine months of this year was at 3.31 billion. That volume includes 2.03 billion generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, 627.5 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 428.66 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 214.52 million generated for biodiesel by importers, and 6.46 million generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers.

More than 36.06 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in September, including 27.4 million generated for ethanol by importers, 2.9 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 3.38 million generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 1.88 million generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 381,125 generated for LPG by domestic producers, 115,846 generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers, and 9,276 generated for compressed RNG by domestic producers.

Total D5 RIN generation for the first three quarters of this year reached 218.01 million. That volume includes 121.32 million generated for ethanol by importers, 48.19 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 26.27 million generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 17.27 million generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 2.86 million generated for LPG by domestic producers, 2.04 million generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers, and 53,404 generated for compressed RNG by domestic producers.

More than 1.11 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in September, including nearly 1.11 billion generated for ethanol by domestic producers and 4.5 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities.

Total D6 RIN generation for the first nine months of 2020 reached 9.52 billion. That volume includes 9.42 billion generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 97.01 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 6.72 million generated for ethanol by importers, and 572 generated for butanol by domestic producers.

No D7 cellulosic diesel RINs have been generated so far this year.

More than 13.37 billion RINs were generated during the first nine months of 2020, down from 14.71 billion generated during the same period of 2019.