Potential to Increase Indigenous Biodiesel Production to help meet 2020 Targets - An EU perspective with a focus on Ireland

Title: Potential to Increase Indigenous Biodiesel Production to help meet 2020 Targets - An EU perspective with a focus on Ireland
Authors: Murphy, Fionnuala
Devlin, Ger
Deverell, Rory
McDonnell, Kevin
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5671
Date: Jul-2014
Abstract: The biofuels penetration rate target in Ireland for 2013 is 6% by volume. In 2012 the fuel blend reached 3%, with approximately 70 million litres of biodiesel and 56 million litres of ethanol blended with diesel and gasoline respectively. For January and February 2013, the blend rate had only reached 2.7%. The target of 10% by 2020 remains which equates to approximately 420 million litres. Achieving the biofuels target would require 345 ktoe by 2020 (14,400 TJ). Utilising the indigenous biofuels outlined in this paper leaves a shortfall of approximately 12,000 TJ or 350 million litres (achieving 17% of the 10% target) that must be either be imported or met by other renewables. 70% of indigenous production from one biodiesel plant is currently from TME and UCOME. If this remains for 2020 then only 30% remains equating to approximately 10 million litres indigenous production for a second biodiesel plant (30% of 21+13 million litres) which has planned capacity of 40 million litres (36,000 t). In terms of the EU biofuels sustainability criteria, up to 2017, a 35% GHG emissions reduction is required compared to fossil fuels. From 2017 onwards, a 50% GHG reduction is required for existing installations and a 60% reduction for new installations.
Funding Details: Enterprise Ireland
Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright (published version): 2014 Elsevier
Keywords: Biodiesel;Ireland resource;2020 targets;Indigenous production
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.03.046
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Biosystems and Food Engineering Research Collection

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