Liquid biofuels consumption in the UK rose 14% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2018 to 404 million litres, lifted by an increase in biodiesel consumption, while bioethanol usage declined slightly.

The country consumed 268 million litres biodiesel, up 27% from a year ago and 192 million litres bioethanol, a decline of 0.5%, according to recent official statistics.

In the second quarter of 2018, liquid biofuels accounted for 3.8% of petrol and diesel used in road transport, an increase from 3.4% in the same period of 2017. Bioethanol represented 4.5% of petrol, and biodiesel 3.4% of diesel.

The UK government is currently looking at making E10, the blend containing up to 10% bioethanol, available in the UK. Unleaded petrol in the country now has up to 5% bioethanol.


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