Regulations introduced to encourage renewable fuels from waste

Written by: Editorial staff | Published:
Transport is now the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK

Renewable fuel blended with petrol and diesel is expected to increase thanks to the introduction of new regulations.

The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation will require fuel companies to more than double the amount of renewable fuel they supply by 2020.

It will also introduce a new incentive to produce novel fuels from wastes and bring in difficult to decarbonise sectors such as aviation.

Grant Pearson, chair of the Renewable Energy Association's Renewable Transport Fuels Group, said the regulations will support British industry.

He said: "The introduction of these regulations comes as a great relief to domestic manufacturers of bioethanol and biodiesel."

"The North East in particular is a powerhouse of renewable fuel production and the sector is a significant local employer. All of the biodiesel used in the UK is derived from wastes and residues and this is expected to continue."

Transport is now the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK.


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