EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in March

By Erin Voegele | April 24, 2020

 

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month under the Renewable Fuel Standard, including 34.4 million cellulosic RINs.

Nearly 34.4 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in March, including 26.13 million generated for compressed renewable natural gas (RNG) by domestic producers, 5.44 million generated for liquefied RNG by domestic producers, 1.89 million generated for liquefied RNG by importers, 781,326 generated for compressed RNG by importers, and 156,652 generated for cellulosic ethanol by domestic producers.

Total D3 RIN generation for the first three months of the year reached 71.06 million. That volume includes 54.92 million generated for compressed RNG by domestic producers, 11.01 million generated for liquefied RNG by domestic producers, 3.98 million generated for liquefied RNG by importers, 1.6 million generated for compressed RNG by importers, and 518,957 generated for cellulosic ethanol by domestic producers.

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

Nearly 35.55 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in March, including 24.36 million generated for ethanol by importers, 5.04 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 2.96 million generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 2.07 million generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 691,549 generated for LPG by domestic producers, and 413,954 generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers.

Total D5 RIN generation for the first quarter of 2020 reached 78.6 million. That volume includes 44.32 million generated for ethanol by importers, 17.6 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 9.13 generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 5.71 million generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 1.15 million generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers, and 691,549 generated for LGP by domestic producers.

Nearly 1.14 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in March, including 1.11 billion generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 26.68 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign producers, and 865,092 generated for ethanol by importers.

Total D6 RIN generation for the first three months of 2020 reached 3.56 billion. That volume includes 3.5 billion generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 60.37 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, and 2.92 million generated for ethanol by importers.

More than 370.7 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in March, including 224.15 million generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, 70.7 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 47.6 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 27.87 million generated for biodiesel by importers, and 388,160 generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers.

Total D4 RIN generation for the first quarter of this year reached 984.36 million. That volume includes 592.84 million generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, 192.72 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 133.67 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by importers, and 454,704 generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers.

According to the EPA, 4.69 billion RINs were generated during the first quarter of 2020, up from 4.56 billion generated during the same period of 2019.