UK DECC: Record volume of liquid biofuels consumed in Q2

By Erin Voegele | October 02, 2014

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced a record 464 million liters of liquid biofuels were consumed by the country’s transportation sector during the second quarter. Consumption of liquid biofuels increased 17.8 percent from the 394 million liters consumed during the same period of 2013.

Ethanol accounted for 4.5 percent of gasoline during the three-month period, while biodiesel accounted for 3.7 percent of diesel. On a combined basis, the liquid biofuels comprised 4 percent of gasoline and diesel fuels, an increase of 0.6 percent compared to the second quarter of last year.

According to the DECC, ethanol consumption increased by 1.5 percent. On a volume basis, consumption increased from 203 million liters during the second quarter of 2013 to 206 million liters during the second quarter of 2014. Biodiesel consumption increased 35 percent, from 191 million liters to 258 million liters.

Ethanol accounted for 44.4 percent of biofuels consumption during the quarter, while biodiesel compared to 55.6 percent. DECC data indicates biodiesel has contributed the largest share of biofuels consumption for the past three quarters. Ethanol consumption, however, contributed the largest share of biofuels consumption for the six preceding quarters.

Additional information on the U.K.’s second quarter renewable energy consumption is available on the DECC website.