EPA: 1.65 billion RINs generated in August

By Erin Voegele | September 27, 2019

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for August, reporting that nearly 1.65 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 37.37 million cellulosic RINs.

Nearly 37.33 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in August, including 29.69 million generated for compressed renewable natural gas (RNG) by domestic producers, 4.49 million generated for liquefied RNG by domestic producers, 2.04 million generated for liquefied RNG by importers, 836,272 generated for compressed RNG by importers, and 273,241 generated for cellulosic ethanol by domestic producers.

Nearly 242.4 million D3 RINs were generated during the first eight months of the year. This includes 184.39 million generated for compressed RNG by domestic producers, 28.77 million generated for liquefied RNG by domestic producers, 14.61 million generated for liquefied RNG by importers; 2.96 million generated for compressed RNG by importers, 4.4 million generated for cellulosic ethanol by domestic producers and 4.26 million generated for cellulosic ethanol by importers.

According to the EPA 39,325 D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated in August, all generated for cellulosic heating oil by importers. During the first eight months of the year, nearly 1.32 million D7 RINs were generated, all by importers for cellulosic heating oil.

Approximately 21.91 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in August, including 13.57 million generated for ethanol by importers, 4.75 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 1.99 million generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 1.23 million generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 336,305 generated for LPG by domestic producers, and 35,528 generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers.

Nearly 164.52 million D5 RINs were generated during the first eight months of 2019. This includes 81.35 million generated for ethanol by importers, 39.17 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 22.67 million generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 16.36 million generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 2.67 million generated for LPG by domestic producers, 2.24 million generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers, and 67,289 generated for compressed RNG by domestic producers.

Nearly 1.26 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in August, including 1.24 billion generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 11.91 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, and 1.32 million generated for ethanol by importers.

More than 9.95 billion D6 RINs were generated during the first eight months of the year. This includes 9.81 billion generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 132.43 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 8.97 million generated for ethanol by importers, and 16,767 generated for biodiesel by domestic producers.

Nearly 331.3 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in August, including 230.13 million generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, 45.16 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 38.82 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign generation, 12.95 million generated for biodiesel by importers, 3.8 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, and 434,812 generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers.

During the first eight months of 2019, more than 2.72 billion D4 RINs were generated. This includes 1.75 billion generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, 482.18 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 324.28 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 174.53 million generated for biodiesel by importers, 3.8 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 2.73 million generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers, and 7,704 generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers.

Total RIN generation for the first eight months of the year reached 13.09 billion, including 1.49 billion in January, 1.49 billion in February, 1.59 billion in March, 1.69 billion in April, 1.72 billion in May, 1.67 billion in June, 1.8 billion in July, and 1.65 billion in August.