EPA: 2014 cellulosic RIN generation tops 33 million

By Erin Voegele, Ethanol Producer Magazine.

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for December, reporting that more than 8.53 million cellulosic RINs were generated during the month. EIA data currently shows more than 33.01 million cellulosic RINs were generated in 2014.

According to the EPA, more than 8.53 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in December, bringing the total for 2014 to 32.96 million. That number includes 683,643 D3 RINs generated for ethanol, 44,168 generated for cellulosic renewable gasoline, 14.91 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas and 17.35 million generated for renewable liquefied natural gas. All 32.98 million D3 RINs generated last year were generated by domestic producers.