Biofuel statistics: Year 8 (2015 to 2016), report 1
Report 1 for Year 8, from 15 April 2015 to 14 April 2016.
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Statistics on the supply of renewable fuels under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) from 15 April 2015 to 14 April 2016, based on data currently available. This is report 1 of 6 and therefore contains an incomplete dataset for Year 8.
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
The headline figures are:
- 370 million litres of renewable fuel have been supplied, which is 2.85% of total road and non-road mobile machinery fuel. 185 million litres (50%) of this renewable fuel has so far been demonstrated to meet the sustainability requirements
- 260 million RTFCs have been issued to fuel meeting the sustainability requirements, of which 151 million were issued to double counting feedstocks
- of the 185 million litres so far meeting the sustainability requirements, bioethanol comprised 73% of supply, biodiesel 25% 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 (13 million litres, 7% of total fuel, 28% of biodiesel)
- the most widely reported source for bioethanol (by feedstock and country of origin) was sugar beet from France (24 million litres, 13% of total fuel, 18% of bioethanol)
- 41% of biofuel was made from a waste or non-agricultural residue (double counting) feedstock.
- 32% 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 86% of biofuel
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