The Department for Transport (DfT) has opened consultation on plans to amend the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) to increase carbon savings on land, air and at sea.
As part of the DfT's "Targeting net zero - Next steps for the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation", the Government is proposing to increase the RTFO main obligation to supply renewable fuel by 2.5%.
The RTFO would be expanded to reward recycled carbon fuels (RCFs).
RCFs are fuels produced from fossil wastes that cannot be avoided, reused or recycled
It would also “be more flexible in rewarding renewable fuels of non-biological origin (RFNBO)”.
The changes would update the sustainability criteria applicable to renewable fuels.
The consultation also revises the role RTFO will have in maritime shipping by supporting fuels with the highest potential to deliver greenhouse gas savings.
Changes would require that eligible maritime fuels be derived from renewable energy.
Responses to the consultation can be sent to [email protected] or in writing to Low Carbon Fuels, Department for Transport, Great Minster House, London, SW1P 4DR.