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)
Liquid biofuels for transport, total 2021* 27,739 . . . -4,672 -3,058 6,954 27,739 24,893 65
Biogasoline 2021* 9,766 . . . -2,102 834 9,766 9,766
Biodiesel 2021* 17,973 76,033 -47,213 -44,643 -2,570 -3,892 6,954 17,973 15,127 65
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 and including 2019. Figures of 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of June 2022:
Provisional figures of 2021 have been added.

Changes as of the 16th of December 2021:
The distribution of road, rail transport and agriculture has been revised for the year 2019. Figures of 2020 have been updated.

When will new figures be published?
Revised provisional figures for the previous year appear in June each year.
Definite figures for the previous year appear in December each year and also new updates of the revised provisional figures will be adjusted.

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.