Liquid biofuels for transport; supply, consumption and blending

Liquid biofuels for transport; supply, consumption and blending

Energy commodities Periods Supply Total supply (TJ) Supply Production (TJ) Supply Net imports Total pure and blended (TJ) Supply Net imports Pure (TJ) Supply Net imports Blended (TJ) Supply Stock mutation (pure and blended) (TJ) Supply Bunkers (pure and blended) (TJ) Consumption Total consumption (pure and blended) (TJ) Consumption Road transport (TJ) Consumption Rail transport (TJ) Consumption Domestic navigation (TJ) Consumption Construction (TJ) Consumption Agriculture (TJ) Blending (TJ) Production capacity (TJ)
Liquid biofuels for transport, total 2018 22,993 . . . -2,336 -6,697 698 22,993 20,930 56 59 1,112 837 26,027 .
Liquid biofuels for transport, total 2019 28,437 . . . -4,705 146 1,982 28,437 25,746 69 118 1,428 1,076 35,124 .
Liquid biofuels for transport, total 2020* 24,329 . . . -10,554 2,042 9,894 24,329 21,977 58 63 1,192 1,039 44,778 .
Biogasoline 2018 7,146 . . . -456 254 7,146 7,146 7,603 .
Biogasoline 2019 8,321 . . . -1,416 4 8,321 8,321 9,737 .
Biogasoline 2020* 9,481 . . . -2,746 -1,747 9,481 9,481 12,227 .
Biodiesel 2018 15,846 68,043 -44,547 -42,667 -1,880 -6,952 698 15,846 13,783 56 59 1,112 837 18,424 77,034
Biodiesel 2019 20,116 72,832 -50,876 -47,586 -3,289 142 1,982 20,116 17,425 69 118 1,428 1,076 25,387 81,349
Biodiesel 2020* 14,848 73,301 -52,347 -44,539 -7,808 3,789 9,894 14,848 12,496 58 63 1,192 1,039 32,551 80,930
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains figures on the supply and consumption of biofuels and the amount of biofuels that are blended into ordinary petrol and diesel. There are also figures on the production capacity of biofuels. The figures are available both for the total biofuels and for the two types of biofuels used in road traffic and mobile equipment, namely biogasoline and biodiesel.

The supply of biofuels on the domestic market is equal to the sum of production, the import balance (net imports) and the stock movements of biofuels minus bunkers for transport abroad. The import balance also distinguishes between pure and blended biofuels.

Consumption is equated with deliveries from oil companies to pumping stations in the Netherlands. For the most part, the deliveries are biofuels that have been blended into ordinary diesel and petrol and are therefore no longer recognizable as biofuels.

Data available from:
2006, annually

Status of the figures:
This table contains definite figures up to 2019. Figures of 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of the 31st of May 2021:
Provisional figures of 2020 have been added.

Changes as of 16 December 2020:
The figures for 2019 remained unchanged and became definite.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional figures for the previous year appear in May each year.
Adjusted provisional figures for the previous year appear in June each year.
Definite figures for the previous year appear in December each year.

Description topics

Supply
Total amount of biofuels for transport offered for consumption on the domestic market. The total supply is by definition equal to the total consumption.
The supply is calculated as production plus import balance (net import) plus stock movements minus bunkers.
Total supply
Total amount of biofuels for transport offered for consumption on the domestic market. The total supply is by definition equal to the total consumption.
The supply is calculated as production plus import balance (net import) plus stock movements minus bunkers.
Production
It concerns the production of pure biofuels.
Net imports
Imports minus exports (net imports).
Total pure and blended
Pure
Biofuels that are not mixed with ordinary gasoline or diesel.
Blended
Biofuels mixed with ordinary gasoline or diesel.
Stock mutation (pure and blended)
The change in the size of the stock. In accordance with international guidelines for energy statistics, this is the initial stock minus the final stock. A positive number therefore means that the stock has decreased and that the supply for the Netherlands has increased; the reverse applies to a negative number. In practice these are pure biofuels.
Bunkers (pure and blended)
The supply of fuel for international shipping and for international aviation. This concerns ships or aircraft that depart from Dutch ports and arrive in / at foreign (air) ports. In the energy balance, the post bunkering is seen as a form of output. The fuel is not available for consumption in the Netherlands. Bunkers per sector are not known.
N.B. In the Netherlands, the supply of biofuels (biokerosene) to aircraft is negligibly small.
Consumption
Total amount of biotransport fuels delivered (and thus consumed) by oil companies to the pumping stations in the Netherlands. This mainly concerns biofuels that have been blended into ordinary diesel and petrol and are therefore no longer recognizable as biofuel.
Total consumption (pure and blended)
Total amount of biotransport fuels delivered (and thus consumed) by oil companies to the pumping stations in the Netherlands. This mainly concerns biofuels that have been blended into ordinary diesel and petrol and are therefore no longer recognizable as biofuel.
Road transport
All passenger and freight transport on public roads by car, auto bus, goods vehicle, motorcycle, moped, etc.

Excludes transport on own premises and consumption of mobile equipment, such as tractors and mobile machinery for agriculture/construction (which typically do not operate on public roads).
Rail transport
All passenger and freight transport by rail, like train, tram and metro. Excludes transport on own premises.

Trolley buses are included in road transport.
Domestic navigation
All domestic passenger and freight water transport, inland waterway, maritime and coastal shipping departing from and arriving in Dutch ports. Includes work on sea, like dredging, construction and maintenance of offshore rigs and off shore wind turbines.

Does not include fishing.
Construction
Including mobile equipment on own premises. Excludes transport on public road.
Agriculture
Agriculture. Includes agricultural services.
Blending
Blending of pure biofuels into regular petrol or diesel by refineries, storage companies and / or petroleum products traders. The total of the blending is calculated as the total supply for the domestic market plus the export of blended biofuels plus bunkers.
Production capacity
The maximum possible production per year of the producers of pure biofuels for transport. This production capacity is measured at the end of the year under review.