EPA: 1.57 billion RINs generated in April

By Erin Voegele | May 24, 2021

The U.S. EPA has released data that shows 1.57 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, up from 1.06 billion generated during the same month of 2020.

More than 42.73 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in April, including 33.75 million generated for compressed renewable natural gas (RNG) by domestic producers, 5.82 million generated for liquefied RNG by domestic producers, and 3.16 million generated for compressed RNG by importers.

Total D3 RIN generation for the first four months of 2021 was at 126.56 million. That volume includes 98.59 million generated for compressed RNG by domestic producers, 18.85 million generated for liquified RNG by domestic producers, 8.9 million generated for compressed RNG by importers, and 232,490 generated for cellulosic ethanol by domestic producers.

Nearly 386.13 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in April, including 216.49 million generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, 80.88 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 62.49 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 25.8 million generated for biodiesel by importers, and 469,263 generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers.

Total D4 RIN generation for the first four months of the year reached 1.4 billion. That volume includes 766.8 million generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, 324.87 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 288.47 million generated for renewable diesel by foreign entities, 72.82 million generated for biodiesel by importers, 4.86 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by importers, and 1.87 million generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers.

Nearly 8.66 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in April, including 4.54 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 2.13 million generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 1.52 million generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 256,565 generated for LPG by domestic producers, 195,305 generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers, and 10,683 generated for compressed RNG by domestic producers.

Total D5 RIN generation for the first four months of 2021 was at 52.14 million. That volume includes 33.87 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 8.47 million generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 8.01 million generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 1.07 million generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers, and 25,599 generated for compressed RNG by domestic producers.

Nearly 1.14 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in April, including 1.12 billion generated for ethanol by domestic producers, and 14.12 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities.

Total D6 RIN generation for the first four months of the year reached 4.31 billion. That volume includes 4.26 billion generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 46.86 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, and 2.97 million generated for ethanol by importers.

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

Total RIN generation for the first four months of 2021 reached 5.89 billion, up from 5.75 billion generated during the same period of last year.