The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for August, reporting that nearly 1.76 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.4 million cellulosic RINs. [PBEA note: D3 and D5 RINs can be generated when biogas is used for vehicle fuel.]
More than 20.11 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in August, bringing the net total for the first eight months of the year to 135.24 million. So far this year, 4.78 million D3 RINs have been generated for ethanol, with 82.12 million generated for renewable compressed natural gas (CNG) and 48.37 million for renewable liquefied natural gas (LNG). More than 118.43 million D3 RIN have been generated domestically, with 16.84 million generated by importers.