EPA: Cellulosic RINs were generated in April
The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that both D3 cellulosic biofuel and D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated during the month.
EIA data indicates 643 D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in April, bringing the year-to-date total to 72,754 D3 RINs. According to the EPA, 28,586 D3 RINs were generated for cellulosic ethanol, while 44,168 were generated for renewable gasoline. So far, all 72,754 of those RINs were generated by domestic producers.
According to the EIA, 2,091 D7 cellulosic RINs were generated in April, bringing the total for the first four months of the year to 2,354 RINs. EIA data shows all 2,563 of these RINS were generated for cellulosic heating oil. To date, all 2014 D7 RINs have been generated by importers.
Approximately 21.13 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in April, bringing the total for the first four months of the year to 46.85 million. Most, 27.51 million, were generated for ethanol, with more than 9.76 million generated for biogas. An estimated 5.52 million D5 RINs have been generated for naptha so far this year, along with 4.1 million for renewable diesel. Approximately 27.99 million D5 RINs were generated by domestic producers, with 18.91 million generated by importers.
Nearly 1.2 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in April, bringing the total for the first four months of the year to 4.59 billion. Approximately 4.49 D6 RINs were generated for ethanol, with 227,898 generated for biodiesel and 99.46 million generated for renewable diesel. Most, 4.49 billion, were generated by domestic producers, with 168,947 and 99.46 million respectively generated by importers and foreign producers.
Nearly 206.41 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in April, bringing the total for the first four months of 2014 to 723.05 million. Approximately 512.68 million D4 RINs were generated for biodiesel, with 212.13 million generated for non-ester renewable diesel. Nearly 558.44 million D4 RINs were generated by domestic producers, while 46.45 million were generated by importers and 119.92 million generated by foreign producers.
As of the close of April, the EPA estimated 5.36 billion RINs have been generated this year, with 82.07 million retired, 202.38 million locked and available, and 5.08 billion unlocked and available.