EPA: More than 4 million cellulosic RINs generated in January

By Erin Voegele | February 23, 2015

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that nearly 1.38 billion RINs were generated during the month.

More than 4.07 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated during in January, including 114,261 for ethanol, 1.43 million for renewable compressed natural gas and 2.53 million for renewable liquefied natural gas. All 4.07 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated by domestic producers. No D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated during the month.

Approximately 5.25 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in January, including 2.31 million for ethanol. An additional 2.6 million advanced biofuel RINs were generated for naptha, along with 60,421 for heating oil and 282,285 for nonester renewable diesel. All A5 RINs generated in January were generated by domestic producers.

Nearly 1.23 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in January. Most, 1.19 billion, were generated for ethanol, with 34.48 million generated for nonester renewable diesel. According to the EPA, 1.19 billion D6 RINs were generated by domestic producers, while 200,121 were generated by importers and 34.48 million were generated by foreign entities.

Approximately 141.29 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in January, including nearly 94.04 million for biodiesel and 46.27 million for nonester renewable diesel. Nearly 111.54 million D4 RINs were generated by domestic producers, while 12.94 million were generated by importers and 16.83 million were generated by foreign entities.

The EPA currently estimates that 6.02 million 2015 RINs have been retired. More than 63.07 million are locked and available, with nearly 1.31 billion unlocked and available.