EPA: 1.74 million cellulosic RINs generated in January

By Erin Voegele | February 23, 2016

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that a net total of 1.44 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 1.74 million cellulosic RINs.

According to the EPA, a total of 1.74 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in January, including 285,432 for ethanol, 1.29 million for renewable compressed natural gas and 161,044 for renewable liquefied natural gas. All 1.74 million D3 RINs were generated domestically. No D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated during the first month of the year.

More than 4.52 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in January, including 2.22 million for ethanol, 1.7 million for naptha, 201,225 for heating oil and 400,028 for nonester renewable diesel. All D5 RINs generated in January were generated domestically.

A net total of 1.24 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated during the first month of the year, with the majority, 1.21 billion, generated for ethanol. According to the EPA, 17,461 D6 RINs were generated for biodiesel, along with 27.88 million generated for nonester renewable diesel. More than 1.21 billion D6 RINs were generated domestically, with 858,078 generated by importers and 27.88 million generated by foreign entities.

A net total of 191.57 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in January, with 159.1 million generated for biodiesel and 32.69 million generated for nonester renewable diesel. Approximately 147.65 million D4 RINs were generated domestically, with 31.04 million generated by importers and 13.11 million generated by foreign entities.

Of the 1.44 billion RINS generated so far this year, 7.92 have been retired, with 60.13 million locked and available and 1.37 billion unlocked and available.