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 sustainable renewable fuel.
- the balance of RTFCs by obligation period;
- trades of RTFCs between suppliers and/or traders; and,
- carbon and sustainability (C&S) characteristics of the renewable fuel to which RTFCs have been issued.
- 965 million litres of renewable fuel have been supplied, of which 632 million litres (66%) has so far been proven to be sustainable.
- 904 million RTFCs have been issued to the fuel proven to be sustainable of which 271 million were issued to double counting feedstocks.
- Of the 632 million litres proven sustainable, bioethanol comprised 55% of supply, biodiesel (FAME) 39% and biomethanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) 6%. There were also small volumes of biogas, and pure vegetable oil.
- The most widely reported source (by feedstock and country of origin) for biodiesel was used cooking oil from the UK (55 million litres, 22% of biodiesel).
- The most widely reported source (by feedstock and country of origin) for bioethanol was corn from the United States of America (171 million litres, 49% of bioethanol).
- 18% of sustainable renewable fuel was sourced from UK feedstocks.
- An aggregate greenhouse gas saving of 68% compared to fossil fuels was achieved. This figure excludes emissions from indirect land-use change.
- 64% of sustainable renewable fuel was sourced from a Voluntary Scheme.
Information on Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation statistics: year 5, 2012/13, report 3, including the pre-release access list and related technical documentation