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New targets aim to double use of biofuels in transport sector

Patrick McDonnell
17 April 2018
The Department for Transport said the new targets will promote the development of technologies to turn waste into valuable low carbon fuels
The Department for Transport said the new targets will promote the development of technologies to turn waste into valuable low carbon fuels

 

New biofuel targets are designed to double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector within the next 15 years, cutting the sector’s reliance on imported diesel fuel.

Changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) compel owners of transport fuel who supply at least 450,000 litres a year or more, to make sure that the mix between fuel types is at least 12.4% biofuel by 2032.

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