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The UK government has released its provisional report
on renewable fuel statistics for 2020, the final report being due in November
2021. Key figures estimate that 6% of all road and non-road fuel used was made
up of renewable fuels, amounting to 2,537 million litres of fuel in total. As
much as 91% of this share has been verified under the Renewable Transport Fuel
Obligation, therefore meeting the scheme’s sustainability criteria. Thanks to
this, there has been an estimated 83% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions saving for
use of this renewable fuel volume compared to conventional fossil fuel use.
This figure drops down to a 78% GHG emissions saving when indirect land-use
change (ILUC) is included in the GHG saving criteria assessment. Overall,
biodiesel made up 61% of the verified renewable fuel used, while bioethanol
made up 23%. Finally, waste feedstocks served as raw materials for 76% of the
verified renewable fuel.
Consumption of renewable fuels is expected to
increase significantly over the coming years as nations establish further GHG
emissions saving schemes and renewable energy support schemes. A few months
back, the UK government announced its intention to bring forward...
Other news this month includes:
- US EPA proposes tighter GHG standards for
light vehicles and trucks
- UK consults on phase out of petrol and
diesel fuelled road transport
- Renewable fuel statistics 2020: Fifth
- Gevo's Luverne facility re-starts production
Research and Development
- Safflower-based biorefinery for biofuels and biochemicals
- Ethanol industry supports EU proposals to
phase out use of 'multipliers'
- TotalEnergies to introduce a 100% renewable
fuel at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
- EU extends tariffs on US biodiesel
- Topsoe HydroFlex™ being used in renewable
diesel production at Phillips 66 refinery
- Strategic Biofuels achieves project
milestone towards carbon negative renewable diesel plant
Aviation and Shipping Biofuel
- Maersk secures green e-methanol for the
world’s first container vessel operating on carbon neutral fuel
- Maersk 'there isn’t enough cooking oil for
- Faster and cheaper ethanol-to-jet-fuel on