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

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

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

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Detail

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 the final and complete 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
  • performance against GHG reporting requirements

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. 99.9% of this renewable fuel has been demonstrated to meet the sustainability requirements
  • all obligated suppliers met their obligation by redeeming RTFCs
  • 2,554 million RTFCs have been issued to fuel meeting the sustainability requirements, of which 1,621 million were issued to double counting feedstocks
  • of the 1,744 million litres meeting the sustainability requirements, bioethanol comprised 48% of supply; biodiesel (FAME) 49%; and biomethanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) 3%. There were also small volumes of biogas and off road biodiesel
  • total GHG savings are nearly 2800kt CO2, a significant increase on last year

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 (142 million litres, 8% of total fuel, 16% of biodiesel)
  • the most widely reported source for bioethanol (by feedstock and country of origin) was corn from the Ukraine (135 million litres, 8% of total fuel, 16% of bioethanol)
  • 46% of fuel was made from a waste/non-agricultural residue (double counting) feedstock
  • 19% of the fuel was sourced from UK feedstocks
  • an aggregate greenhouse gas saving of 69% compared to fossil fuels was achieved
  • 99% of the fuel was sourced from a voluntary scheme
  • the most commonly used voluntary scheme without a second scheme listed was ISCC at 86% of fuel (including a second schemes raises this to 89%)

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