EPA releases RIN data for December 2018, January 2019

By Erin Voegele | March 01, 2019

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for December 2018 and January 2019 that shows nearly 19.5 billion RINs were generated last year. During the first month of 2019, RIN generation reached 1.48 billion.

According to the EPA, more than 59.46 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in December, bringing the total for 2018 to 312.33 million. That volumes includes 213.17 million D3 RINs generated for renewable compressed natural gas by domestic producers, 55.17 million generated for renewable liquefied natural gas by domestic producers, 27.51 million generated for renewable liquefied natural gas by importers, 8.32 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas by importers, 6.54 million generated for cellulosic ethanol by domestic producers, and 1.62 million generated for cellulosic ethanol by importers.

Approximately 217,665 D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated in December, bringing the total for the full year to 2.45 million. According to the EPA, 2.44 million D7 RINs were generated for cellulosic heating oil by importers, with 11,256 generated for cellulosic diesel by domestic producers.

Nearly 32.95 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in December, bringing the total for 2018 to 178.25 million. That volume includes 77.67 million D5 RINs generated for ethanol by importers, 40.13 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 31.77 million generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 24.71 million generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 2.82 million generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers, and 1.14 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas by domestic producers.

More than 1.25 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in December, bringing the total for the full year to nearly 15.15 billion. That volume includes 14.95 billion D5 RINs generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 179.79 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 12.74 million generated for ethanol by importers, and 497,892 generated for biodiesel by domestic producers.

More than 432.81 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in December, bringing the total for 2018 to 3.86 billion. That volume includes 2.78 billion D4 RINs that were generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, 479.19 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 338.38 million generated for renewable diesel by foreign entities, 258.91 million generated for biodiesel by importers, and 2.93 million generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers.

Overall, EPA data shows nearly 19.5 billion RINs were generated in 2018.

Moving into 2019, EPA data shows nearly 1.48 billion RINs were generated in January.  

According to the EPA, 727,732 D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated during the first month of this year, including 528,864 generated for cellulosic ethanol by domestic producers, 176,318 generated for renewable liquefied natural gas by domestic producers, and 22,550 generated for renewable compressed natural gas by domestic producers.

EPA data shows 148,993 D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated in January, all generated for cellulosic heating oil by importers.

Nearly 9.55 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in January, including 3.99 generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 2.88 million generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 2.05 million generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 596,129 generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers, and 21,965 generated for renewable compressed natural gas by domestic producers.

Nearly 1.21 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in the first month of 2019, including 1.19 generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 19.05 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 1.04 million generated for ethanol by importers, and 16,767 generated for biodiesel by domestic producers.

Nearly 260.16 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in January, including 161.29 million generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, 56.96 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 27.7 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 13.89 million generated for biodiesel by importers, 311,408 generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers, and 7,704 generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers.