By Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine.
The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for June, reporting nearly 1.7 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 22.94 million cellulosic RINs.
More than 22.18 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in June, bringing the net total for the first half of the year to 94.65 million. Nearly 3.54 million D3 RINs have been generated for ethanol so far this year, with 56.92 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas (CNG) and 34.22 million for renewable liquefied natural gas. Nearly 83.08 million D3 RINs have been generated domestically, with 11.6 million generated by importers.
According to the EPA, 756,020 D7 cellulosic diesel D7 RINs were generated in June. The month marked the first time this year D7 RINs were generated. After a 75,602 error correction, the net total of D7 RINs generated so far this year is 680,418. All 756,020 D7 RINs generated so far this year were generated for cellulosic heating oil by importers.