EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in September

By Erin Voegele | October 24, 2019

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for September, reporting that nearly 1.61 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 35.25 million cellulosic RINs.

Nearly 35.14 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in September, including 27.49 million RINs generated for compressed renewable natural gas (RNG) by domestic producers, 4.14 million generated for liquefied RNG by domestic producers, 1.94 million generated for liquefied RNG by importers, 1.16 million generated for compressed RNG by importers, and 399,988 generated for ethanol by domestic producers.

More than 277.54 million D3 RINs were generated during the first three quarters of 2019. That volume includes 211.89 million generated for compressed RNG by domestic producers, 32.91 million generated for liquefied RNG by domestic producers, 16.55 million generated for liquefied RNG by importers, 7.12 million generated for compressed RNG by importers, 4.8 million generated for cellulosic ethanol by domestic producers, and 4.26 million generated for cellulosic ethanol by importers.

Data released by the EPA shows no D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated in September. During the first nine months of the year, however, nearly 1.32 million D7 RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard, all for cellulosic heating oil by importers.

More than 37.71 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in September, including 27.18 million generated for ethanol by importers, 4.8 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 3.19 million generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 1.95 generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 44,411 generated for LPG by domestic producers, and 143,716 generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers.

More than 203.63 million D5 RINs were generated during the first nine months of this year. That volume includes 108.53 million generated for ethanol by importers, 45.36 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 25.86 million generated for naphtha by domestic producers, 18.32 million generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 3.11 million generated for LPG by domestic producers, 2.38 million generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers, and 67,289 generated for compressed RNG by domestic producers.

More than 1.19 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in September, including 1.19 billion generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 8.17 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, and 1.16 million generated for ethanol by importers.

During the first three quarters of 2019, nearly 11.15 billion D5 RINs were generated. That volume includes 10.99 billion generated for ethanol by domestic producers, 140.59 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 10.12 million generated for ethanol by importers, and 16,767 generated for biodiesel by domestic reporters.

Nearly 388.1 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in September, including 215.46 million generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, 64.01 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 39.26 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 18.93 million generated for biodiesel by importers and 440,402 generated for renewable jet fuel.

More than 3.07 billion D4 RINs were generated during the first nine months of 2019. That volume includes 1.96 billion generated for biodiesel by domestic producers, 546.19 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by domestic producers, 367.34 million generated for nonester renewable diesel by foreign entities, 193.75 million generated for biodiesel by importers, 3.17 million generated for renewable jet fuel by domestic producers, and 7,704 generated for renewable heating oil by domestic producers.

Overall, more than 14.7 billion RINs were generated during the first three quarters of 2019, compared to 14.44 billion during the same period of 2018.