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Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL14566, tabled on 14 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the increased use of bio-diesel made from used cooking oil.

Answered on

27 March 2019

Under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) biofuels reported as being made from waste have risen from 12 per cent of total biofuel supply in the first year of the obligation 2008/09, to 66 per cent in 2017/18. In 2017/18 the most widely reported source for biodiesel, by feedstock and country of origin, remained used cooking oil from the UK. (Biofuels Statistics obligation year 10 2017/18 - Report 6).

Last year the Government introduced changes to the RTFO which will almost double the use of renewable fuels from 2018 to 2020. Bio-diesel made from used cooking oil remains eligible for double rewards under the scheme, and will benefit from the increased market for renewable fuels.