EPA: 22.94 million cellulosic RINs generated in June

By Erin Voegele | July 24, 2017

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for June, reporting nearly 1.7 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 22.94 million cellulosic RINs.

More than 22.18 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in June, bringing the net total for the first half of the year to 94.65 million. Nearly 3.54 million D3 RINs have been generated for ethanol so far this year, with 56.92 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas (CNG) and 34.22 million for renewable liquefied natural gas. Nearly 83.08 million D3 RINs have been generated domestically, with 11.6 million generated by importers.

According to the EPA, 756,020 D7 cellulosic diesel D7 RINs were generated in June. The month marked the first time this year D7 RINs were generated. After a 75,602 error correction, the net total of D7 RINs generated so far this year is 680,418. All 756,020 D7 RINs generated so far this year were generated for cellulosic heating oil by importers.

More than 15.94 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in June, bringing the net total for the first six months of the year to 51.87 million. Nearly 31.96 million D5 RINs were generated for ethanol, with 15.01 million generated for naptha, 1 million generated for heating oil, 3.98 million generated for nonester renewable diesel and 11,985 generated for renewable CNG. More than 32.68 million D5 RINs have been generated domestically, with 19.28 generated by importers.

Nearly 1.26 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in June, bringing the net total for the first half of the year to 7.4 billion. Most, 7.29 billion, were generated for ethanol, with 120.64 million generated for nonester renewable diesel. Nearly 7.29 billion D6 RINs have been generated domestically, with 4.9 million generated by importers and 120.64 million generated by foreign entities.

More than 401.12 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in June, bringing the net total for the first six months of the year to 1.72 billion. The majority, 1.36 billion, were generated for biodiesel, with 369.92 million generated for nonester renewable diesel and 1.36 million generated for renewable jet fuel. Nearly 1.21 billion D4 RINs have been generated domestically, with 352.74 million generated by importers and 173.54 million generated by foreign entities.

As of the close of June, the EPA estimates 9.29 billion RINs have been generated so far this year, with 286.99 million retired, 327.74 million locked and available and 8.68 billion unlocked and available.