By Erin Voegele, Ethanol Producer Magazine.
The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that more than 1.44 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.8 million cellulosic RINs.
According to the EPA, 7.8 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in March, bringing the net total for the first three months of the year to 19.73 million. Approximately 19.81 million D3 RINs were generated in total, with 76,942 RIN generation error corrections. EPA data indicates 286,237 D3 RINs were generated for ethanol, with 9.28 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas and 10.25 million for renewable liquefied natural gas. All 19.81 million D3 RINs generated during the first three months of 2015 were generated domestically. No D7 renewable diesel RINs have been generated so far in 2015.