Approximately 1.23 million tonnes of biodiesel and hydrotreated vegetable oil were used for blending in the first six months of this year, which represents an increase of 6.3% from the same time last year.
Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (eng. Agricultural Market Information Society) reports that during this time, the market for diesel climbed 1.6% to 15.15 million tonnes.
Between January and June 2022, the average biodiesel/HVO integration ratio was 7.5%. About 12% more bioethanol was used in 2022 than in 2021, totaling 573,520 tonnes. The use of gasoline (E5/E10) grew by 7% over the same time frame.
The amount of biodiesel consumed in June 2022 fell by 5% from the previous month to 195,000 tonnes. In the year-over-year comparison, this resulted in a significant drop of 8.7%. Some 2.7 million tonnes of fuel were used in June of this year.
Despite being 14% higher than the previous month, the volume was 6% lower than it was the year before. As a consequence, the integration rate decreased dramatically to 6.7%, which is significantly lower than the half-year average and the rate of 8% that was seen in June 2021.
In June 2022, the consumption of bioethanol kept declining. Consumption fell 3.4% from the prior month to 90,910 tonnes.
Although it was 2.8% lower than in June 2021, the percentage of bioethanol in blends declined by 5.6%. However, compared to the previous month, ETBE uses increased by 18.3%. In spite of this, the volume was 31% lower than the year before.