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Biofuel statistics: Year 6 (2013 to 2014), report 4

Report 4 for Year 6, from 15 April 2013 to 14 April 2014.

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Renewable transport fuel obligation statistics: year 6, report 4

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Renewable transport fuel obligation statistics: year 6, report 4 data tables

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Detail

This report covers the supply of renewable fuels under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation from 15 April 2013 to 14 April 2014 (Year 6) based on data currently available. This is report 4 of 6 and therefore contains an incomplete dataset for Year 6.

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 fuel meeting the sustainability requirements
  • the balance of RTFCs by obligation period
  • trades of RTFCs between suppliers and/or traders
  • carbon and sustainability (C&S) characteristics of the renewable fuel to which RTFCs have been issued
  • voluntary scheme data of renewable transport fuel
  • supplier specific C&S data
  • supplier performance against the obligation
  • fuel supply by volume and energy

Main results

The headline figures are:

  • 1,744 million litres of renewable fuel have been supplied, which is 3.46% of total road and non-road mobile machinery fuel. 1,358 million litres (78%) of this renewable fuel has so far been demonstrated to meet the sustainability requirements
  • 2,020 million RTFCs have been issued to fuel meeting the sustainability requirements, of which 1,325 million were issued to double counting feedstocks
  • of the 1,358 million litres so far meeting the sustainability requirements, bioethanol comprised 50% of supply, biodiesel (FAME) 46% and biomethanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) 3%. There were also small volumes of biogas and pure vegetable oil

C&S characteristics of the biofuels to which RTFCs have been issued:

  • the most widely reported source for biodiesel (by feedstock and country of origin) was used cooking oil from the UK (135 million litres, 10% of total fuel, 21% of biodiesel)
  • the most widely reported source for bioethanol (by feedstock and country of origin) was corn from the Ukraine (110 million litres, 8% of total fuel, 16% of bioethanol)
  • 49% of fuel was made from a waste/non-agricultural residue (double counting) feedstock
  • 21% of the fuel was sourced from UK feedstocks
  • an aggregate greenhouse gas saving of 70% compared to fossil fuels was achieved. This figure excludes emissions from indirect land-use change
  • 99% of the fuel was sourced from a voluntary scheme
  • the most commonly used voluntary scheme was ISCC (89% of fuel)

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