Biofuels

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th September 2018.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of bio-ethanol fuel comes from sources in (a) the UK, (b) the EU and (c) the rest of the world.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department publishes regular statistics covering the volume of biofuel reported under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. This data includes feedstock and country of origin at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/biofuels-statistics

The latest full year’s verified data is in report 6 from obligation year 9 (2016/17). It shows that 1,541 million litres of renewable fuel was supplied, of which 49 per cent was bioethanol. This is a total of 758 million litres of bioethanol. Of this total amount, 218 million litres (29 percent) is produced from UK feedstocks, 429 million litres, (57 percent) is produced from feedstocks sourced from elsewhere in the EU, and 111 million litres (15 percent) is produced from feedstocks sourced from the rest of the world.

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