Published on June 28th, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo0
Rise for second generation biofuel
According to statistics from the Swedish Energy Agency, the use of biofuels in gas and diesel has tripled during 2012.
The mixture with gas and diesel increased from almost 400 GWh in 2011 to approximately 1200 GWh in 2012. This is due to a significant increase of synthetic diesel, so called HVO, from decay products and waste compared to earlier years, said Noak Westerberg at the Swedish Energy Agency.
10 percent of the synthetic diesel HVO is produced from palm oil. Imported ethanol based on sugar canes dropped by 75 percent between 2011 and 2012. The most common crop in the ethanol production was wheat and corn. Also, the use of liquid biofuels used for other purposes than transports has increased.
Biogas used as fuel is in 98 percent of the cases produced from decay products and waste. More than 90 percent of these crops come from Sweden. The sale of biogas has increased by approximately 26 percent compared to previous year.
According to the report, the increased mixture of biofuels has led to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from road transport with 250 000 tons in 2012.