RTFO changes’ new targets

13th April 2018

Heavy traffic in London

Regulations intended to increase the use of biofuels in the UK will come into force this Sunday.

Changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation mean those who supply at least 450,000 litres of fuel a year will have to ensure the mix is at least 12.4 per cent biofuel by 2032 – an increase from the current 4.75 per cent target. 

The government has also challenged the transport sector to reduce greenhouse emissions by six per cent by 2020.  

Transport Minister Jesse Norman said: “The changes we are introducing will double our carbon emissions savings from the RTFO scheme by doubling the use of renewable fuels and reducing reliance on imported fossil diesel. 

“This will deliver emissions savings equal to taking hundreds of thousands of cars off the road.” 

To find out more about the changes, visit the GOV.UK website.