UK consumed more ethanol than biodiesel during second quarter

By Erin Voegele | December 23, 2015

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released renewable energy statistics for the second quarter of 2015, reporting liquid biofuels consumption fell by 24 percent, from 464 million liters (122.58 million gallons) during the second quarter of 2014 to 355 million liters during the second quarter of this year. The drop was mostly due to reduced biodiesel consumption.

During the quarter, the DECC indicated liquid biofuels represented 3 percent of gas and diesel consumed in the transportation fuel market, down from 4 percent the same quarter of the prior year.

According to the DECC, ethanol contributed the largest share of biofuel consumption during the second quarter, with ethanol accounting for 57 percent of biofuels consumed and biodiesel at 43 percent.

Ethanol consumption fell by only 1.5 percent from 206 million liters during the second quarter of 2014 to 203 million liters during the second quarter of this year. Biodiesel consumption was down 41 percent when compared to the second quarter of last year, but up 22 percent from the first quarter of this year. Biodiesel consumption was 152 million liters for the quarter.

 

 
 
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