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/