Biomethane perfectly positioned to meet new renewable fuel targets

Biomethane bus

With more than 80 AD plants across the UK already producing biomethane, the UK AD industry has sufficient capacity today to produce enough biomethane to power 80% of the UK’s entire bus fleet and the potential to produce enough biomethane to power 75% of all HGVs in the UK. It can also be used directly on farms to fuel agricultural vehicles.

 

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said of DfT’s response to the RTFO consultation:

“ADBA greatly welcomes DfT’s increased commitment to supporting low-carbon fuels, which are essential for decarbonizing the UK’s emissions-heavy transport sector and meeting our Carbon Budgets.

“The rising of the obligation for renewable-sourced fuels to 12.4% by 2032 goes beyond what was originally consulted on and will create a positive investment environment for renewable fuels. As a low-carbon, low-cost, and technology-ready transport fuel that can deliver £2.1 bn in CO2e savings per year and dramatically improve air quality, biomethane is perfectly positioned to play a leading role in helping fuel suppliers to meet these increased targets.

“This news represents a huge opportunity for biomethane and will give plenty of food for thought and discussion at the ADBA Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference taking place in Leeds the week after next.”

 

 

DfT consultation response: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/644843/renewable-transport-fuel-obligations-order-government-response-to-consultations-on-amendments.pdf

ADBA website: adbioresources.org

ADBA Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference: http://adbioresources.org/events/biomethane-gas-vehicle-conference/

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