To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are giving to producers of biodiesel made from waste products.
4 December 2015
The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) provides double rewards for biofuels derived from wastes.
The Department concluded a post-implementation review of the RTFO in April 2014. Evidence from the review indicates that double rewards for biofuels from wastes, which were introduced under the RTFO in 2011, have encouraged a strong market for biodiesel from used cooking oil in the UK.
Since the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) was established waste based biofuels have risen from 12% of total biofuel supply in the first year of the obligation 2008/09, to 50% according to the data for 2014/15 (Biofuels Statistics obligation year 7 2014/15 - Report 5).