Liquid biofuels for transport; supply, consumption and blending, 2003-2018

Liquid biofuels for transport; supply, consumption and blending, 2003-2018

Energy commodities Periods Supply Total supply (mln kg) Supply Production (mln kg) Supply Net imports Total pure and blended (mln kg) Supply Net imports Pure (mln kg) Supply Net imports Blended (mln kg) Supply Stock changes Total pure and blended (mln kg) Supply Stock changes Pure (mln kg) Supply Stock changes Blended (mln kg) Consumption Total pure and blended Mass (mln kg) Consumption Total pure and blended Volume (mln litre) Consumption Total pure and blended Energy (TJ) Consumption Total pure and blended Part of total gasoline/diesel (% in terms of energy) Consumption Pure (mln kg) Consumption Blended (mln kg) Blending (mln kg) Production capacity (mln kg per year)
Liquid biofuels for transport, total 2017 429 . . . -82 -110 -110 0 429 528 13,891 . . 429 511 .
Liquid biofuels for transport, total 2018 693 . . . -58 -178 -178 0 693 839 22,993 . . 693 770 .
Biogasoline 2017 200 . . . -21 -6 -6 0 200 267 5,399 . 0 200 221 .
Biogasoline 2018 265 . . . -7 10 10 0 265 354 7,146 . 0 265 272 .
Biodiesel 2017 230 1,929 -1,595 -1,534 -61 -104 -104 0 230 260 8,493 . . 230 291 2,058
Biodiesel 2018 428 1,839 -1,204 -1,153 -51 -188 -188 0 428 486 15,846 . . 428 498 2,082
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains data on liquid biofuels for transport. It covers supply and use of biofuels and the amount of biofuels that is blended in ordinary gasoline and diesel. Also, data on the production capacity are included.

Data are available for both the total biofuels and two separate kinds of biofuels for transport: biogasoline and biodiesel.

Supply of biofuels is equal to the sum of production, net imports and stock changes. For net imports and stock changes figures are broken down into pure biofuels and blended biofuels. The use of biofuels is set equal to the deliveries of the oil companies to the petrol stations in the Netherlands. To a large extent, these deliveries concern biofuels that are blended in ordinary gasoline and diesel and, therefore, these biofuels cannot be recognised any more at the petrol stations. Use of biofuels is given in four units: million kg, million litres, terajoules and as biocomponent of total use in terms of energy of motor gasoline and diesel for transport.

Data available from:
2003 until 2018.

Status of the figures:
The figures are definite.

Changes in April 2020:
None, this table has been discontinued

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.

This table is followed by Liquid biofuels for transport; supply, consumption and blending. See section 3.

Description topics

Supply
By definition, total supply equals total use. Total supply covers production, net imports and stock changes.
Total supply
Production
Production of pure biofuels.
Net imports
Imports minus exports.
Total pure and blended
Pure
Biofuels that are not blended in ordinary gasoline or diesel.
Blended
Biofuels that are blended in ordinary gasoline or diesel.
Stock changes
Changes in stock are calculated as opening stock minus closing stock, in accordance with international energy statistics guidelines. A positive figure means that stocks have decreased, and the supply of energy has thus increased. A negative figure means the opposite: an increase in stocks and a decrease in consumption.
Total pure and blended
Pure
Biofuels that are not blended in ordinary gasoline or diesel.
Blended
Biofuels that are blended in ordinary gasoline or diesel.
Consumption
It is assumed that consumption is equal to the deliveries of the oil companies to the petrol stations in the Netherlands. Mostly, these deliveries concern biofuels that are blended in ordinary gasoline and transport diesel. So, these biofuels cannot be recognized any more at the petrol stations.
Total pure and blended
Mass
Volume
Energy
TJ = TeraJoule. Tera is a one with twelve zeros.
Part of total gasoline/diesel
The use of biofuels in Joules divided by the total use of fuels (bio and fossil) in Joules. Biodiesel is expressed as percentage of total diesel. Biogasoline is expressed as percentage of total gasoline.
The total of biofuels is expressed as percentage of the total of gasoline and diesel. This way of calculating the percentage biofuels corresponds to the EU directive on biofuels for transport from 2003.

This directive is valid up to and including 2010 and is succeeded by the new renewable energy directive from 2009. Part of this directive is a binding share of renewable energy for transport. This share is calculated in a different way. Additionally, in the Netherlands there is an obligation for suppliers of diesel and gasoline to ensure that part of their delivered fuels is from renewable energy sources. The calculation of this obligatory share for this obligation differs again. The co-existence of different ways of calculating a share of renewables for transport may be confusing for users. Therefore, the share of renewables according to the old EU directive, part of this table, is restricted to the years up to and including 2010. The shares according the new EU directive and the national obligation are given in the publication Renewable Energy in the Netherlands. A link to this publication is included in the table explanation.
Pure
Biofuels that are not blended in ordinary gasoline or diesel.
Blended
Biofuels that are blended in ordinary gasoline or diesel.
Blending
Blending of biofuels in ordinary gasoline or diesel. This blending is performed by refineries, stock companies or trading companies. Total supply of biofuels is not affected by blending. Therefore, the blending is not part of supply and consumption balance. However, it is possible to use the blending to compose a separate balance for pure biofuels. In this balance production, plus net import, plus stock changes is equal to blending plus the consumption of pure biofuels.
Production capacity
Production capacity of pure biofuels at the end of year under review.