377 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs generated in November

By Erin Voegele | December 26, 2016

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 377.15 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs, bringing the net total D4 RINs for the first 11 months of the year to 3.47 billion. The majority, 2.83 billion, were generated for biodiesel, with 640.55 million generated for nonester renewable diesel and 2.13 million generated for renewable jet fuel. Nearly 2.53 billion D4 RINs have been generated domestically, with 659.33 million generated by importers and 283.74 million generated by foreign entities. 

More than 5.82 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated in November, bringing the net total for the first 11 months of the year to 90.89 million. More than 59.28 million D5 RINs have been generated for ethanol, with 22.94 million generated for naptha, 1.32 million for heating oil and 7.46 million for nonester renewable diesel. So far this year, 56.61 million D5 RINs have been generated domestically, with 34.39 million generated by importers.

Nearly 1.24 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in November, putting the net total for the first 11 months of 2016 at 13.85 billion. Most, 13.44 billion, were generated for ethanol, with 161.69 million for biodiesel and 258.62 million for nonester renewable diesel. 

Approximately 16.46 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in November, bringing the net total for the year through the first 11 months to 159.35 million. Ethanol only comprised 3.3 million of these, with renewable compressed natural gas and renewable liquefied natural gas making up the bulk. 

At the close of November, EPA estimates 17.59 billion total RINs have been generated so far this year, with 73.03 million retired, 932.89 million locked and available, 15.94 million unlocked and available. 

 
 
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