Thursday, 28 November 2019
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Biofuel Obligation Scheme
217. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the full annual extent of the production and use of bio-diesel and ethanol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49652/19]
The Biofuels Obligation Scheme is the primary method by which the use of biofuels is supported in Ireland. The Biofuels Obligations Scheme Annual Report for 2018, which is available at www.nora.ie, sets out that 216 million litres of sustainable biofuels were placed on the Irish road transport fuel market in that year. This included 162 million litres of biodiesel and 54 million litres of bioethanol. The report also sets out that over 11% of the feedstock used to produce these biofuels originated in Ireland.