The use of biodiesel and hydrotreated vegetable oil for blending amounted to around 1.23 million tonnes in the first half of 2022 - translating to a 6.3% rise on the same period 2021.
According to Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft, demand for diesel increased 1.6% to 15.15 million tonnes in this period.
The average biodiesel/HVO incorporation rate between January and June 2022 was 7.5%. The use of bioethanol amounted to 573,520 tonnes and exceeded the previous year's volume by just about 12%. During the same period, consumption of petrol (E5/E10) increased by 7%.
In June 2022, consumption of biodiesel declined 5% on the previous month to 195,000 tonnes.
This translated to a sharp decline of 8.7% in the year-on-year comparison.
The consumption of diesel reached 2.7 million tonnes in June this year. This was up 14% on the previous month, but fell 6% short of the previous year's volume.
As a result, the incorporation rate dipped significantly to 6.7%, a level below the half-year average and clearly below the rate of 8% recorded in June 2021.
The use of bioethanol continued to decline in June 2022. At 90,910 tonnes, consumption was down 3.4% on the previous month.
The use of bioethanol in blends decreased 5.6%, but remained 2.8% above the level seen in June 2021. On the other hand, the use in ETBE rose 18.3% on the previous month. Nevertheless, it fell 31% short of the previous year's volume.
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