Official Statistics

Biofuel statistics: Year 3 (2010 to 2011)

Statistics on road fuel supplied in the UK that is made up of renewable fuel and well as information on its sustainability.

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Biofuels statistics year to April 2011

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Biofuels statistics year to April 2011 XLS tables

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This publication presents statistics on the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) including statistics on the year to April 2011. It includes information on the percentage of road fuel supplied in the UK that is made up of renewable fuel and well as information on its sustainability.

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Main results

4.3 billion litres of biofuel have been supplied under the RTFO in the first 36 months.

In the twelve months of the 2010/11 obligation period:

  • 1,440 million litres of biofuel have been supplied, which is approximately 3.1% of total road transport fuel. The annual target is 3.5%.
  • more biodiesel (59%) has been supplied than bioethanol (41%). A small volume of biogas has also been declared to the administrator.
  • the largest single feedstock for biofuel was used cooking oil (428m litres, 30% of total biofuel supplied). The most widely reported source of biodiesel was soy from Argentina (180m litres, 21% of biodiesel supplied). The most widely reported source of bioethanol was sugarcane from Brazil (119m litres, 20% of bioethanol supplied).
  • the majority of feedstock has been imported; 22% of the biofuel was reported as coming from UK feedstocks.
  • greenhouse gas savings of 58% were achieved against a target of 50%.
  • 55% of biofuels were produced according to the criteria of a recognised environmental standard, against a target of 80%. For fuels coming from UK feedstocks this figure was 85%.
  • the feedstock is known for 97% of fuel supplied. Both the feedstock and country of origin are known for 97%.

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Statistical releases on the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation prior to April 2011 published by the Renewable Fuels Agency can be found at:

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