EPA: Cellulosic RIN generation reaches 17.79 million in October

By Erin Voegele | November 25, 2016

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that nearly 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 17.79 million cellulosic RINs.

Nearly 17.56 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated during the month, bringing the net total for the first 10 months of the year 142.82 million. Nearly 3.05 million D3 RINs have been generated for ethanol, with 85.47 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas and 56.14 million for renewable liquefied natural gas. Nearly 129.16 million D3 RINs have been generated domestically, with 15.5 million generated by importers.

According to the EPA, 229,819 D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated in October, bringing the net total for the first 10 months of the year to 227,424. A total of 456,975 D7 RINs have been generated so far this year, with a 229,551 error correction. All D7 RINs generated so far this year have been generated for cellulosic heating oil by importers.

Nearly 17.1 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in October, bringing the net total for the first 10 months of the year to 84.99 million. Nearly 56.89 million D5 RINs have been generated for ethanol, with 20.2 million generated for naptha, 118 million for heating oil, and 6.81 million for nonester renewable diesel. So far this year, 50.69 D5 RINs have been generated domestically, with 34.39 million generated by importers.

More than 1.29 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in October, bringing the net total for the first 10 months of the year to 12.59 billion. Most, 12.24 billion, were generated for ethanol, with 236.59 million generated for nonester renewable diesel and 126,227 generated for butanol. Nearly 12.23 billion D6 RINs have been generated domestically, with 140.87 million generated by importers and 236.59 million generated by foreign entities.

Nearly 224.27 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in October, bringing the net total for the first 10 months of the year to 3.09 billion. The majority, 2.52 billion, were generated for biodiesel, with 571.43 million generated for nonester renewable diesel and 1.82 million for renewable jet fuel. More than 2.27 billion D4 RINs have been generated domestically, with 560.75 million generated by importers and 260.48 million generated by foreign entities.

As of the close of October, the EPA reports a total of 15.93 billion RINs have been generated so far this year, with 645.14 million retired, 882.94 million locked and available and 14.1 billion unlocked and available.