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Bioenergy Production Up In Q2

The amount of bioenergy produced in the UK was up in the second quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2018, the latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy show.


In the latest UK Energy Statistics report, the share of energy produced with renewable sources was up overall to 35.5 per cent, from the 32 per cent recorded in 2018. Renewable energy in the UK is comprised of wind, solar pv, hydro and bioenergy.


Bioenergy has seen a particularly big jump in production. Between April and June this year, 3.2 million tonnes of oil equivalent was produced, representing a 10.4 per cent increase on the same period in 2018.


The government noted that this was largely due to an increase in capacity in the area of bioenergy and waste.


Within the renewables market, bioenergy accounts for the greatest amount of energy generated. 9.2 TWh of electricity was generated by bioenergy in the second quarter of this year, with onshore wind in second place with 6.1 TWh of electricity.


Liquid biofuel used in transport has also seen an increase in the amount that it’s used. There was a 30 per cent increase in its use in Q2, while it now represents 3.8 per cent (by volume) of the petrol and diesel that’s used in the vehicles on the UK’s roads.


The anaerobic digestion and biogas sector in the UK is set to take centre stage when Glasgow hosts next year’s UNFCCC Conference of Parties 2020.


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