Biofuel gross electricity generation in the UK 2010-2018, by source

Since 2010, the gross electricity production from solid biofuels and renewable waste in the United Kingdom has quadrupled, rising to 27.17 terawatt-hours in 2018. The electricity produced by biogases has remained relatively stable throughout this period.

Gross electricity generation of biofuels in the United Kingdom (UK), by source

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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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