EPA publishes RIN data for August

By Erin Voegele | September 25, 2013

The U.S. EPA has published renewable fuels standard (RFS) compliance data for August, reporting that more than nearly 2.89 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated during the month.

No D3 cellulosic biofuel or D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated in August. However, on a year-to-date basis, 129,731 D3 RINs were generated, along with 85,313 D7 RINs. All cellulosic RINs have been generated by domestic producers.

According to EPA data, 97.34 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in August, accounting for 92.91 gallons of biofuel. During the first eight months of 2013, a total of 407.96 million D5 RINs have been generated. More than 12.29 million were generated for biogas, nearly 361.2 million generated for ethanol. In addition, 191,847 D5 RINs have been generated for renewable naptha, along with nearly 34.58 million RINs for renewable diesel. Approximately 61.93 million D5 RINs were generated by domestic producers. More than 346.35 million were generated by importers. No D5 RINs were generated by foreign producers.

Nearly 1.13 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in August, representing 1.12 billion gallons of fuel. During the eight month period spanning from January through August, approximately 8.64 billion D6 RINs have been generated. The vast majority, about 8.55 billion, have been generated by domestic producers, with 4.15 million generated by importers and 93 million generated by foreign producers. More than 8.55 billion D6 RINs were generated for ethanol, with approximately 4.79 million generated for biodiesel and 93.04 million generated for renewable diesel.

EPA data also indicates 271.32 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in August, with 1.6 billion D4 RINs generated during the first eight months of the year. Most D4 RINs, 1.37 billion, were generated for biodiesel production. Renewable diesel accounted for approximately 230.79 million D4 RINs.

The EPA estimates there are currently 402.84 million locked and 10.08 billion unlocked RINs available.