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Transport: Renewable Fuels

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 245739, tabled on 18 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the development renewable transport fuel obligation scheme will include non-biogenic waste.

Answered on

30 April 2019

Fuels made from non-biogenic waste are not currently eligible for support under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The Department is working to determine whether it is appropriate to amend the RTFO to include incentives for fuels made from non-biogenic waste. It is important that any fuels being considered for inclusion in the RTFO deliver carbon savings, and ultimately contribute to the UK’s climate change commitments.

Officials have been working closely with industry and held a workshop in November 2018 where the issues relating to these fuels were discussed. Any proposal to include fuels from non-biogenic waste in the RTFO would be subject to a public consultation and the Parliamentary process.