By Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine.
The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for September, reporting that nearly 1.6 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 21.36 million cellulosic RINs.
Nearly 21.36 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in September, bringing the net total for the first nine months of the year to 156.67 million. So far this year 5.31 million D3 RINs have been generated for ethanol, with 96.74 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas and 54.66 million for renewable liquefied natural gas. Approximately 137.1 million D3 RINs have been generated domestically, with 19.6 million generated by importers.
No D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated in September. However, a net total 963,050 D7 RINs were generated during the first three quarters of 2017, all for cellulosic heating oil by importers.