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UK Apr 2017-Apr 2018 biofuel supplies up 5.2% to 1.621 billion liters on year: RTFO

London — UK renewable fuel supplies from April 15, 2017, to April 14, 2018, totalled 1.621 billion liters, a rise of 5.2% on the year, according to the latest Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) statistics released Thursday by the UK Department for Transport.

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Biodiesel supplied in the UK over this period totalled 802 million liters, up 11.2% on the year, while bioethanol supplies totalled 744 million mt, down 1.9%.

Diesel and petrol supplies in the period amounted to 29.372 billion liters and 15.745 billion liters, respectively. For diesel, this reflected a 0.4% increase on the year, while for gasoline this represented a 3.0% increase on the year.

Some 1.306 million liters of biofuel have so far been demonstrated to meet sustainability requirements, of which biodiesel comprised 48% (622 million liters), bioethanol 47% (613 million liters) and biomethanol 5% (61 million liters).

Used cooking oil (UCO) represented 40% of all biofuel feedstock, down from 41% in the 2016/17 year. The feedstocks for ethanol were more diverse, however, with corn taking 14% of the total biofuel feedstocks, wheat: 12%, and starch slurry had an 11% share.

RTFO statistics also report that 2.169 billion Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) have been issued for fuel meeting the sustainability requirements, 79.3% of which were issued to double counting feedstocks.

All of the RTFCs issued for this period have been to biofuel that has a minimum of 50% GHG savings.

Of all the biofuel feedstock supplied to the UK for the year, 25% came from the United Kingdom (321 million liters), 13% from France (166 million liters), 12% from the USA (159 million liters), 8% from Ukraine (101 million liters), and 5% from China (69 million liters).

The UK currently has a blending mandate for biofuels of 7.25%, which increased from 4.75% in April.

Biodiesel demand in the UK is expected to rise to 690,000 mt for 2018, up from 613,360 mt, as a result of this increase in the biofuels mandate. Most of the rise in the mandate is expected to be met by biodiesel, and particularly UCOME (UCO-based biodiesel), rather than ethanol, as the double-counting system will remain in place.

--George Griffiths, george.griffiths@spglobal.com

--Edited by Jeremy Lovell, jeremy.lovell@spglobal.com