EPA: 21.36 million cellulosic RINs generated in September

By Erin Voegele | October 27, 2017

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for September, reporting that nearly 1.6 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 21.36 million cellulosic RINs.

Nearly 21.36 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in September, bringing the net total for the first nine months of the year to 156.67 million. So far this year 5.31 million D3 RINs have been generated for ethanol, with 96.74 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas and 54.66 million for renewable liquefied natural gas. Approximately 137.1 million D3 RINs have been generated domestically, with 19.6 million generated by importers.

No D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated in September. However, a net total 963,050 D7 RINs were generated during the first three quarters of 2017, all for cellulosic heating oil by importers.

More than 16.72 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in September, bringing the net total for the first nine months of the year to 102.16 million. So far this year 72.01 million D5 RINs have been generated for ethanol, with 22.66 million generated for naptha, 1.22 million generated for heating oil, 6.25 million generated for nonester reneawble diesel, and 97,370 generated for compressed natural gas. Approximately 49.62 million D5 RINs have been generated domestically, with 52.63 million generated by importers.

Nearly 1.23 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in September, bringing the net total for the first three quarters of the year to 11.23 billion. Most, 11.05 billion, were generated for ethanol, with 190.27 million generated for nonester renewable diesel. More than 11.04 billion RINs were generated domestically, with 9.28 million generated by importers and 190.27 million generated by foreign entities.

Nearly 330.9 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in September, bringing the net total for the first nine months of the year to nearly 2.8 billion. The majority, 2.25 million, were generated for biodiesel, with 566.68 million generated for nonester renewable diesel and 2.05 million generated for jet fuel. Approximately 2 billion D4 RINs were generated domestically, with 555.88 million generated by importers and 258.6 million generated by foreign entities.

As of the close of September, the EPA estimates a total of 14.32 billion RINs have been generated so far this year, with 526.98 retired, 454.29 locked and available, and 13.34 billion unlocked and available.