Germany’s consumption of biodiesel dips slightly in 2022
A slight 1.7 percent decline in Germany’s biodiesel was recorded for the 2022 calendar year.
Last year, 2.516 million metric tons (approximately 755 million gallons) of biodiesel was consumed in Germany, down from 2.560 million tons (768.5 million gallons) in 2021.
By contrast, the use of ethanol in blends increased nearly 2.9 percent from 1.153 million tons (386 million gallons) to 1.186 million tons (397 million gallons).
The preliminary statistics for 2022 published by Germany’s Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) show an incorporation rate of 7.2 percent for biodiesel and 7 percent for ethanol.
Total consumption last year in Germany amounted to 34.7 million tons of diesel (B7) and approximately 17 million tons of E5/E10 gasoline, approximately the same as the previous year’s level.
The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e. V. (UFOP) has pointed out that raising the greenhouse-gas (GHG) quota obligation from 6 percent to 7 percent the previous year did not lead to an increase in biofuels consumption because trading in GHG-reduction quotas and the increased efficiency of biofuels used in reducing GHG emissions offset additional demand.