Biofuel statistics: Year 7 (2014 to 2015), report 5
Report 5 for Year 7, from 15 April 2014 to 14 April 2015.
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Statistics on the supply of renewable fuels under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) from 15 April 2014 to 14 April 2015, based on data currently available. This is report 5 of 6 and therefore contains an incomplete dataset for Year 7.
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
The headline figures are:
- 1,671 million litres of renewable fuel have been supplied, which is 3.28% of total road and non-road mobile machinery fuel. 1,665 million litres (99.6%) of this renewable fuel has so far been demonstrated to meet the sustainability requirements
- 2,496 million RTFCs have been issued to fuel meeting the sustainability requirements, of which 1,617 million were issued to double counting feedstocks
- of the 1,665 million litres so far meeting the sustainability requirements, biodiesel (FAME) comprised 50% of supply, bioethanol 49% and biomethanol 1%. There were also small volumes of biogas and off road biodiesel
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 (159 million litres, 10% of total fuel, 19% of biodiesel)
- the most widely reported source for bioethanol (by feedstock and country of origin) was wheat from the UK (166 million litres, 10% of total fuel, 21% of bioethanol)
- 50% of biofuel was made from a waste or non-agricultural residue (double counting) feedstock
- 30% of the biofuel was sourced from UK feedstocks
- an aggregate greenhouse gas saving of 69% compared to fossil fuels was achieved. This figure excludes emissions from indirect land-use change
- 99% of the biofuel was sourced via a voluntary scheme
- the most commonly used voluntary scheme listed was ISCC at 83% of biofuel
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