EPA: 20.36 million cellulosic RINs generated in February

By Erin Voegele | March 22, 2018

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for February, reporting 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 20.36 million cellulosic RINs.

EPA data shows 20.36 million D3 cellulosic RINs were generated in February, bringing the net total for the first two months of the year to 21.32 million. More than 1.28 million D3 RINs have been generated for ethanol so far this year, with 13.67 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas and 6.37 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas. More than 18.36 million D3 RINs were generated domestically, with 2.96 million generated by importers.

No D7 biomass based diesel RINs were generated in February. A net total of 49,276 D7 RINs were generated in January, however, all of which were generated for cellulosic heating oil by importers.

More than 7.53 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in February, bringing the net total for the first two months of the year to 13.31 million. Nearly 3.91 million D5 RINs were generated for ethanol, with 5.56 million generated for naphtha, 812,420 generated for heating oil, nearly 3 million generated for nonester renewable diesel and 54,262 generated for renewable compressed natural gas. The EPA data shows all 13.33 million D5 RINs generated so far this year were generated domestically.

Nearly 1.13 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in February, bringing the net total for the first two months of the year to nearly 2.41 billion. Most, 2.36 billion, were generated for ethanol, with 54.52 million generated for nonester renewable diesel. Approximately 2.35 billion D6 RINs have been generated domestically so far this year, with 1.93 million generated by importers and 54.52 million generated by foreign entities.

More than 246.1 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in February, bringing the net total for the first two months of the year to 469.74 million. The majority, 372.16 million, were generated for biodiesel, with 104.64 million generated for nonester renewable diesel and 604,337 generated for renewable jet fuel. More than 396.44 million D4 RINs were generated domestically, with 33.31 million generated by importers and 47.65 million generated by foreign entities.

As of the end of February, the EPA estimates that 2.92 billion RINs have been generated so far this year, with 76.41 million retired, 107.03 million locked and available and 2.74 billion unlocked and available.