Thu Jan 15, 2015 02:21 PM CST

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- The Environmental Protection Agency reported 1.308 billion D6 Renewable Identification Numbers were generated in December, up 12.5% from the 1.164 billion D6 RINs generated in November. There were 10.699 billion D6 RINs generated in 2014.

RINs are credits used by obligated parties -- refiners, blenders and importers -- to show compliance in fulfilling their annual Renewable Volume Obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

There are several nested categories for RINs designating the renewable fuel, with D6 RINs, the most common, primarily generated by corn-based ethanol.

Domestic production and imports generating D6 RINs totaled 1.293 billion gallons ...

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