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Biofuel statistics: Year 5 (2012 to 2013), report 2

Statistics on biofuels for the obligation year 15 April 2012 to 14 April 2013 (Year 5).

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Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation statistics: obligation period 5, 2012/13, report 2

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Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation statistics: obligation period 5, 2012/13, report 2 data tables

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Detail

This publication presents statistics on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) for the obligation year 15 April 2012 to 14 April 2013 (Year 5).

It includes information on:

  • the amount of UK road transport fuel from renewable and fossil fuel;
  • the number of Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) which have been issued to sustainable renewable fuel;
  • the balance of RTFCs by obligation period;
  • trades of RTFCs between suppliers and/or traders; and,
  • carbon and sustainability (C&S) characteristics of the renewable fuel to which RTFCs have been issued.

Key points:

  • 631 million litres of renewable fuel have been supplied, of which 371 million litres (59%) has so far been proven to be sustainable
  • 524 million RTFCs have been issued to this fuel of which 305 million were issued to double counting feedstocks
  • Bioethanol comprised 61% of supply, biodiesel (FAME) 34% and biomethanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) 5%. There were also small volumes of biogas, and pure vegetable oil.
  • The most widely reported source (by feedstock and country of origin) for biodiesel was used cooking oil from the UK (37 million litres, 28% of biodiesel).
  • The most widely reported source (by feedstock and country of origin) for bioethanol was corn from the United States of America (138 million litres, 63% of bioethanol).
  • 17% of renewable fuel was sourced from UK feedstocks.
  • An aggregate greenhouse gas saving of 65% compared to fossil fuels was achieved. This figure excludes emissions from indirect land-use change.

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Information on Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation statistics: obligation period 5, 2012/13, report 2, including the pre-release access list and related technical documentation can be found here

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