Biofuel final energy consumption in the UK 2010-2018

Since 2010, the final energy consumption of solid biofuels and renewable waste in the United Kingdom has doubled, rising to 3.09 million metric tons of oil equivalent in 2018. The consumption of liquid biofuels and biogases had remained relatively stable throughout this period.
Final energy consumption refers to the total energy consumed by end users, such as industry, transport, households, services and agriculture. It excludes what is used by the energy sector.

Final energy consumption of biofuels in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The source provides the following definitions:
Solid biofuels covers solid organic, non-fossil material of biological origin (also known as biomass) which may be used as fuel for heat production or electricity generation. In energy statistics, solid biofuels is a product aggregate equal to the sum of charcoal, fuelwood, wood residues and by-products, black liquor, bagasse, animal waste, other vegetal materials and residuals and renewable fraction of industrial waste.

Biogas is a gas composed principally of methane and carbon dioxide produced by anaerobic digestion of biomass or by thermal processes from biomass, including biomass in waste. In energy statistics, biogas is a product aggregate equal to the sum of landfill gas, sewage sludge gas, other biogases from anaerobic digestion and biogases from thermal processes.

Liquid biofuels includes all liquid fuels of natural origin (e.g. produced from biomass and/or the biodegradable fraction of waste), suitable to be blended with or replace liquid fuels from fossil origin. In energy statistics, liquid biofuels is a product aggregate equal to the sum of biogasoline, biodiesels, bio jet kerosene and other liquid biofuels.

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