By Erin Voegele, Ethanol Producer Magazine.
The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for May, reporting nearly 1.62 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the net total for the first five months of the year to 6.76 billion.
According to EPA data, 16.01 million D3 cellulosic RINs were generated in May, bringing the net total for the first five months of the year to 62.85 million. So far this year, 1.78 million D3 RINs have been generated for ethanol, with 35.86 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas and 27.06 million generated for renewable liquefied natural gas. Nearly 58.18 million D3 RINs have been generated domestically, with 6.52 generated by importers.