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New UK statistics reveal biofuels boost

More can be done, says the REA
More can be done, says the REA
The UK government has announced that 2,351 million litres of liquid biofuels were used in transport last year, which was an increase of 24% on the year before.
In 2018, 1,899 million litres were consumed. The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTCO) put up the percentage of biofuel production for transport fuel produces from 7.25% in 2018 to 8.5% last year.
According to the latest statistics from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy bioethanol consumption dropped slightly by 1%, from 761 million litres in 2018 to 753 million litres in 2019 – the same figures in 2017.
Biodiesel consumption rose by 40% from 1,138 million litres two years’ ago to 1,598 million litres last year.
The market share of biofuels for 2019 was 32% for bioethanol and 68% for biodiesel. In 2019, bioethanol made up 4.5% of motor spirit and biodiesel 5.3% of diesel – the combined amount for total transport fuel hitting 5%.

More can be done, says the REA