EPA: 32.02 million cellulosic RINs generated in February

By Erin Voegele | March 22, 2019

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for February, reporting that nearly 1.49 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 32.02 million cellulosic RINs.

Nearly 31.8 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated during the month, bringing the total for the first two months of the year to 32.53 million. That volume includes 23.4 million RINs generated for renewable compressed natural gas by domestic producers, 4.52 million RINs generated for renewable liquefied natural gas by domestic producers, 2.01 million RINs generated for renewable liquefied natural gas by importers, 1.56 million RINs generated for cellulosic ethanol by domestic producers, and 1.05 million RINs generated for renewable compressed natural gas by importers.

According to the EPA, 225,497 D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated in February, bringing the total for the first two months of the year to 374,490. So far all the D7 RINs generated this year have been generated for cellulosic heating oil by importers.

More than 9.94 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in February, bringing the total for the first two months of the year to 20.61 million. Production included 9.06 million D5 RINs generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 4.21 million RINs generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 1.13 million RINs for ethanol generated by domestic producers, 1.07 million RINs generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers, and 32,367 RINs generated for renewable compressed natural gas by domestic producers.

More than 1.15 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in February, bringing the total for the first two months of 2019 to 2.36 billion. The majority, 2.32 billion, were generated for ethanol by domestic producers, with 39.81 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 1.96 million generated for ethanol by importers and 16,767 generated for biodiesel by domestic producers.

Nearly 293.03 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in February, bringing the total for the first two months of the year to 354.35 million. Nearly 337.4 million D4 RINs were generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, with 121.26 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 63.69 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 30.34 million generated for biodiesel by importers, 611,582 generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers, and 4,815 generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers.

According to EPA data, more than 2.97 billion RINs were generated during January and February 2019, with 2.83 billion generated domestically, 60.88 million generated by foreign entities and 35.73 million generated by importers.